Outfit post: A variation on a formula [Level 4]

By IN Find Your Style, Personal Style

Working mom outfit photo: Client meeting ready in a grey sweater, black skirt, black belt and silver gladiator sandals

Yesterday I talked about how you can save your style sanity on those mornings you just don’t want to think about what to wear by having formulas for go-to outfits–fashion “uniforms,” if you will.

This is one of mine: slim-fitting top, tailored skirt, shades of black, white and grey. It’s not earth-shattering or fresh-from-the-runway, but it works for me.

Whenever I wear one of these combinations, I know that I’ll look good and feel put together.

Last week the top was black and the skirt was lighter; today it’s the reverse.

Because my go-to outfit formula is based on classic lines, that means I can wear these pieces for years without looking either too trendy or too dated.

I’ve had this sweater and this skirt for over 10 years now. Can’t really tell, can you?

My one attempt at a bit of a twist and an update to this combination is the beaded gladiator sandals. I can’t decide whether they work with the rest of the outfit. What do you think?

Top: Nordstrom. (similar, $42, Yoox).
Skirt: DKNY (similar, $99, Zappos).
Belt: Betsey Johnson (similar, $20, Mango).
Shoes: Nine West (similar, Cynthia Vincent, on sale for $147)

Working Mom Outfit Level: 4/Client Meeting

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2 Responses to “Outfit post: A variation on a formula [Level 4]”

  1. Belinie

    Please, no pigeon-toed poses. And the lining of the skirt is longer than the hem.