In today’s post I wanted to incorporate three fall trends: pointy toe flats, transitional pieces, and grey. And speaking of transitional pieces, I’m going to show you how you can change a sleek daytime office ensemble into a chic happy hour look with relative ease.
In this look, I paired one of my favorite black blazers that happens to have leopard lining with a graphic muscle tee. Even though it’s August, the air conditioning in the office makes me chilly and I can’t be sleeveless in the office either. Muscle tees aren’t just for the gym though. When layered with a blazer or a moto jacket, they can be utilized like any other graphic tee in your wardrobe. Sometimes I even wear a long sleeve tee underneath for a little extra warmth in the winter months.
Since the shirt appropriately says “grey is the new black” I decided to wear my favorite grey moto jeans. They’re high waisted but really flattering and the inseam is perfect – hits right at the ankle! Side note: grey jeans are a great alternative to black jeans if you ever wanted to break up the monotony of wearing black all the time. Also, a monochromatic grey look can be oh so chic.
To finish off the look, I reached for my patent leather pointy toe flats and my carryall work tote. Not only are these flats on trend for fall, but they’re a steal at $23 at Forever 21 (they come in more colors too)! Pointy toe flats are a must have. I am in no way saying that they are superior to ballet flats but they tend to add a level of sophistication to any look. In addition, I have very small feet (size 6) so they elongate my feet and make me look taller. I kept my makeup relatively simple with neutral eyeshadow, winged liner, and some clear lip gloss (see featured photo for a closer look). Is it 5pm yet??
I survived my work day and now it’s time to head out to happy hour to play! I got rid of the blazer, threw on a few statement accessories, traded in my flats for strappy stilettos, and swapped out my tote for a clutch. I amped up my makeup by adding some dark plum lipstick (“Bruised Plum” by Tom Ford and “Vampira” by Kat Von D are favorites of mine) and added some black eyeshadow for a smokey eye. Instead of a bralette, I opted for a crop tank under my muscle tee. It’s strictly about what makes you feel comfortable and confident in this situation. If you’re out a little later than you anticipated (this always happens to me), you can throw the blazer back on or reach for a moto jacket (I’m currently coveting this one). Work hard, play hard. And if you see me out, come up and say hi – I may even buy you a drink!
Day: Celine sunglasses, Forever 21 blazer (old), H&M graphic muscle tee (old), Topshop “Jamie” moto jeans (here), Forever 21 patent leather pointy toe flats (here), Givenchy “Nightingale” tote in canvas and leather (old)
Night: H&M graphic muscle tee (old), BP crop tank (here), Topshop “Jamie” moto jeans (here), Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals (here), Givenchy “Antigona” clutch (similar here), Forever 21 statement necklace and ring (old), Juicy Couture studded leather bracelet (old)