I’m starting a new 5 Ways to Wear series today, I’ll be styling a camel turtleneck sweater five different ways over the next few weeks. I’m kicking it off with a classy winter work wear look.
Before I continue, I just want to say that I debated posting at all today. My heart really isn’t in it, after watching the violence unfold at our nation’s Capitol last night. But we can’t spend all day watching the news; in fact, I encourage you not to do that.
During the disturbing events that happened of last year, it was clear that most of you appreciated when I went ahead with my posts, so I decided to go ahead and start this series that I’ve been teasing for a while.
When I mentioned doing this series, I had some requests to show a few work wear looks, so I thought I’d start out with an outfit you might wear to the office.
This is the Halogen cashmere turtleneck, which I’ve talked about a lot already. It’s still 50% off and still fully stocked at Nordstrom!
There are lots of similar options at various price points, but I don’t think you’ll get a better bang for your buck than you do with this one. I’m wearing the small, for reference.
These pants are amazingly flattering, and they run true to size. (I’m in the medium, which according to their sizing charts is the equivalent of a 6 or 8.) I love the pull-on style with a high, flat waist — there is no muffin top with these pants.
And I have to laugh at those boxes stacked off to the side of my desk. There are always boxes in my office!
I realize not everyone wears pumps to work, but I love how they look with this outfit. These run small; I always have to size up half in Sam Edelman Hazel pumps.
We didn’t photograph them again for this post, but here’s a picture of the same shoes when I wore them with a dress back in the fall.
If you want some options for snake print flats, I love this cap toe ballet flat, or for more of a splurge, these AGL notch ballet flats in the cognac snake are gorgeous. DSW also has this snake print penny loafer and this horsebit loafer with a low heel.
I added a long necklace to break up the solid color top. My Yurman crossover pendant was a Christmas gift from Paul a few year’s back, but there are so many options at various price points. I like this double circle pendant on Amazon, and the Kendra Scott Simon long pendant is really pretty as well.
My nail polish is CND Plum Paisley, by the way. I absolutely love it.
For anyone who might be going to the office, or wearing this to church or out to dinner, I added a classic black wool reefer coat.
I’ve had this one for years, and it’s still available, fully stocked, and on sale. It also comes in several other pretty colors. I love that burgundy!
I take a size 6 in this coat, so it’s TTS, or size down if in between.
This outfit is so simple, but it looks classy and put-together, and you should be able to recreate it with pieces at any price point. The snake print pumps are what really pull it all together, but if you have leopard or cheetah print, they would work too.
Even if it’s not with the shoes, I would try to incorporate pattern somewhere into this simple camel and black outfit, whether it be a scarf or bag or a piece of jewelry.
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photos: Alison Cornell