Is it Friday yet?……. No seriously, is it?!
It’s not quite Casual Friday yet, but I took some casual elements & combined them with structured professional pieces to create today’s ensemble.
These navy blue pants are what really keeps this outfit work-appropriate.
Coco Note: Navy blue is pretty much a neutral (let’s be real) & a neutral on the bottom really grounds an outfit. Since I wear so much black, I love having an alternative dark neutral like navy blue every once-in-a-while.
The particular pants I’m wearing today are thrifted high-waisted trousers made of wool (Double. Win.). They definitely give this look an old school girl-boss look. They’re also perfect for the cooler months, as the material is super thick.
Coco Note: I love thrifting, especially for pants. They just don’t make clothes with the same shape & material anymore. And the clothes are beyond affordable.
I’m not ready to let go of summer yet, sue me! I have gotten so used to trying to throw some color into my outfits in my effort to stay away from black this summer, that I find myself bringing that color into this season. The pale pink and blues in this colorful open cardigan are just enough funk for this look. It helps that there’s some navy in there too. The colorful twist on a classic neutral print make it fun but still reasonable for a relaxed office look.
Coco Note: Yes, leopard print is a neutral. Don’t debate me.
I tucked a white cardigan into my high-waisted trousers to mute the look a tad, and because, well, I needed a shirt. I added a belt in a brighter version on the pant color, a royal blue with gold detailing, to add some dimension. The almost- floor length of the cardigan also helps with dimension & plays on the unexpected lengths in the outfit (high waist and long cardigan). It was pretty cool this morning so I through on a navy blue and fuchsia scarf I got from Target earlier this year.
For jewelry, I wore my Fossil watch (I clearly love this thing), bangles from Aldo and opted for rhinestone-encrusted hoops instead of studs. A few rings and a maxi skirt and I’d be the lead in a video for a Bohemian Rhapsody remake.
I paired the outfit with my suede studded tan flats from Charlotte Russe and a cream studded bag from Aldo. For a date-night, dinner, out-with-the-girls or an all-around more dressed up look, try pairing this outfit with a pointy-toed pump. I swapped my flats for these blue suede pointy-toed pumps that have an interesting cut and go along with the blue color-scheme for this look.
Let me know what you think, are you feeling BLUE…..or nah? ;)