Elastic cropped pants

summer work pants

I’m a big fan of cropped ankle pants all year round.  They are essential wardrobe pieces in summer especially on those wet, rainy days.  These Draped Cropped Pants are a relaxed alternative to tailored trousers and will look good while comfortable – with elastic waistband and hems!  Add your favorite shell top and sandals for a polished casual ensemble.

Floral dress – sizes 12 & up

floral dress plus size

We can’t help but admire this Evitta Cotton Dress.  A gorgeous floral print along with a figure-flattering silhouette, make it the perfect dress to enjoy in spring & summer, from work to out.  Don’t let this sassy dress pass you by – only five sizes left to go with a limited stock!  For a day at the office, top the dress with a cropped cardigan and these more conservative heels below.

J.Renee pumps


Mixing prints and patterns

Mixing patterns can sometimes seem like an intimidating task, but by following a few simple rules anyone can pull it off.

1)    Pick one print or pattern to be the focal point of your outfit.
2)    It really does depend on the main print or pattern, but it’s easiest to achieve this look correctly when you stay within the main color range.  Note that some prints allow you to wear a loud color while some restrain you.
3)    Pair one statement print or pattern with a one subtler, which will help highlight and frame the overall look.

how to mix prints

To help demonstrate the right way to mixing refer to the outfit collage above.  The striped skirt is the focal point but the sheer polka dot top (similar – promo code DPJULY20) helps this outfit look put together but at the same time is fun and flirty.  The tuxedo blazer (similar) gives it more of a professional look and takes away a little bit of femininity, making it more work appropriate.  Lastly, the navy slingbacks (similar) are sensible heels and are still within suitable color range and complete the look.  Try mixing prints and patterns from your own closet because the results can pleasantly surprise you!

WorkChic in People StyleWatch

what to wear to work

Pick up a copy of  this month’s People StyleWatch magazine as Workchic.com is part of a piece titled “What to Wear to Work this Season”.  It is a great article that breaks your wardrobe answers down for you to fit your own personal style.  There are other great sites and bloggers that participated so we were happy to be a part of the feature.   From great tips to where to buy those fabulous items you can find it starting on page 202 of the June, 2012 edition.

Style Me Monday – blue, white, and black

Let’s kick start the week with a basic outfit that each and every career fashionista must embrace – button shirt + denim pants + blazer.  It’s a casual yet sophisticated style that is perfect as a business casual look.  We adore the outfits of these two ladies (one being a familiar face, Zoe Saldana) as they are simplistically chic with a capital C!

photo credit (right): stockholmstreetstyle

White trousers/denims are must-haves for this season and, the blue/white striped top is amazing worn together.  We chose the 3/4 sleeve blazer so that the shirt’s cocktail cuffs are seen.  Lastly, sexy leopard slingbacks adds a touch of glam without piling on the jewelry.

Shirt, Blazer, Denim Pants, Slingbacks


By the way, Zoe’s lovely bag is the Givenchy Antigona bag.  If you are feeling the urge to splurge check out this fabulous Antigona selection.

Givenchy Antigona Bag