I have always loved Lauren Conrad. Lately, her 9 to 5 style has been really catching my eye. Her looks are always accessible, interesting and fun. And with on-fire comeback lines like this, we'll copy her style any time. A recent favorite outfit of hers below:
The building blocks to this look are simple but elevated. Try a structural pencil skirt with origami inspired details, a cool drape, or any similar detail. Pair with a black and white paterned top. The best ones are long enough to stay tucked, with a fun pattern and some extra ruffles for interest. In the cooler months, a black or gray drapey jacket can be a perfect finishing touch.
At the Splurge level, I love the two pencil skirts shown below (from Club Monaco and DVF) because of the extra details each has - ruffles and a wrap effect in the Club Monaco version and a cool side zipper for DVF. [all pictures are linked below]
The three Splurge level tops are all so adorable and with the best black and white prints. The Equipment Brynn shirt has the perfect tee shirt fit - loose enough and perfect for tucking. The Rebecca Taylor silk top has oversized sleeves and an inveted pleat in the back. The MM.LaFleur Didion top has a full lining to ensure your bra will never show and rounded cap sleeves that slim. I love the small pin dot pattern on the Kate Spade top and the cute ruffled sleeves.
At the Save price point, the J. Crew Edie top is flouncy and fun. The ruffles across the chest are surprisingly flattering on. I also love the shape of the Boden top below with the larger velvet polka dots. The Zara version has a cute tie-front feature (which is best left untucked) and is less than $20 (score). The bottom right one from Gap can easily transition to a weekend shirt by tying the front in a knot. The two pencil skirts at the Save level are great - both the navy Ann Taylor one with the front zipper (love navy/black combo) and the Antonio Melani wrap version. [all pictures are linked below]