Today I felt like mixing it up (translation: I was haphazardly grabbing things in the rush before work) by putting a menswear spin on the good old high-waist trousers I've come to love. Feeling like quite the dandy, I had a strong urge to carry a pipe or briefcase as an accessory. In lieu of anything gentlemanly, I skipped accessories altogether.
Despite the boyish undertone, I thought the waist-defining silhouette and bold pop of color in the ruffled shirt added just the right dose of femininity.
My co-workers pointed out that I never, ever wear slacks -- most people's 9 to 5 standby -- to work. I think I'm such a jeans person that when they're forbidden, my mind jumps to skirts and dresses. Denim is the only variety of pant that means anything to me I suppose. Interesting how work wardrobe guidelines can affect your style. As a matter of fact, one of the main reasons I got into fashion was a high school job that required me to dress up. Here's to business casual!
Top: Richard Chai for Target, $16 // Pants: Vintage, thrifted, $1 // Shoes: Payless, sample