Nothing is quite as simple as a white button-up blouse. It’s such an effortless piece that always classes up an outfit. Take this look for example. I’m wearing casual-looking ankle boots and jeans, but the white blouse somehow makes the whole look feel a little more professional. What a powerful article of clothing!
Fortunately for me, I scored this loose-fitting blouse from H&M a few months ago at a remarkably reasonable price (this one is no longer for sale, but you can find similar-looking blouses from H&M here and here). If you are looking for classic pieces to last you a long time, this is a good place to splurge. Decide what looks best on you—structured or loose-fitting—and find a blouse that works best with your style.
Amp the class factor with bold accessories. I adorned this look with my new and fabulous Michael Kors watch, which was a Christmas present from the husband, (Thanks husband!) and my favorite chunky necklace from a Banana Republic outlet store.
White blouse: H&M; Jeans: Joe’s from Saks Off Fifth; Boots: Kohl’s; Belt: Target; Earrings: Kate Spade; Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet; Watch: Michael Kors; Purse: Coach Outlet
What are some of your favorite pieces of clothing to create a more professional-looking ensemble?
It’s officially fall, but I don’t think Kansas received the memo. The temperature keeps hitting the 80s on a regular basis, despite the fact that I’m ready for pumpkin spice lattes, riding boots and scarves. So while the weather has been slowly cooling down, I’ve been easing into the season by combining a few of my favorite summer staples with some of my favorite fall pieces.
The star of this look is my coral blazer, a piece I picked up on sale from an adorable little boutique in Leawood, Kansas, called Frankly Basic. It’s very lightweight, so it has the look of a fall blazer while still letting my skin breathe in the warm air. Plus, I love how the coral color works in both a summer and autumn setting.
Teamed up with a pair of dark jeans, a cream, lace-knit blouse, and my tan summer wedges, this look is great for casual days at work.
Blazer: Frankly Basic; Blouse: Target; Jeans: Joe’s from Saks Off Fifth; Wedges: Biala from Nordstrom; Purse: Coach Outlet; Necklace: Forever 21; Belt: Target; Lipstick: MAC Cosmetics’ Vegas Volt