I’ve long run out of clothes to keep from repeating work outfits; something I previously thought a heinous crime, which rivals those convicted by Mariska Hargitay. My patterned dresses and palazzo pants are too recognizable to wear more than once a week and I refuse to fall back to unflattering slacks and boring button-downs. My wardrobe rules will prevail. That being said, I’ve rediscovered the basics and the power of great accessories.
Exhibit A: the shirt dress. Because wearing your theoretical boyfriend’s clothes has always been cool. I’ve found this to be easy to throw on when I have “nothing to wear” and pair with an edgy shoe or head scarf for an effortless work outfit. NYC doesn’t do “done up.” Undone is the new done.
Exhibit B: DANNIJO collar necklace. This statement accessory is my go-to piece when an outfit is feeling a bit drab. You know my love of superfluous layers, but with the pavement here emanating that urban steam heat, I am forced to remove said layers and end up with an empty outfit and an empty heart. I now substitute that extra layer (usually a vest) with a bold accessory. Thank you, DANNIJO for giving us mere mortals a chance and offering up your leftovers to the sample sale gods.
P.S. Be sure to check out ShoeDazzle for great shoes/accessories to jazz up summer work wear.