The office style guide: Interview Ready

So I feel like my blog has kind of gotten away from my original view for it; to provide everyday looks for a casual office setting. In an effort to try and get back to office-styling, I’m sharing some styling tips for an interview outfit!

The biggest piece of advice I get is to not wear purple or red to an interview, not sure why but those colors are shown to make people angry or unhappy. So stay away! I tend to lean towards a neutral palette with some great accessories as accents. I have been complemented on my necklace or shoes at an interview and I think that gives them a lasting memory of you in their mind.

As I’ve been shopping I’ve seen great pieces from J. Crew and Anne Taylor that would be stylish while still looking professional.

I love these shoes I actually was going to get them in the spring but the velvet is gorgeous! And they are a great way to add a touch of style to your interview outfit.

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Velvet Tied-Up Heels

This would be great for an interview at a more edgy company where you can really show your personal style!

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A-Line Skirt

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A dress for me is always the easiest outfit for a interview. You can do a fabulous heel with it and look super classy. I love the bell sleeves on this one and the flattering silhouette.

Flutter Sleeve Dress

These are some statement accessories that will get you noticed but at the same time don’t look over the top with a professional outfit.

Druzy Drops // Star Tassel Necklace // Double Layer Chain Necklace

blouse

Just purchased this and I adore it! So flattering.

Silk Blouse

fringe-trim-blazer

THIS blazer! For me blazers are tough, I find they make me look way to boxy and don’t flatter my body type. This one reminds me of the classic Chanel tweed. It would also add flare to a plain skirt or pants bottom.

Fringe Trim Blazer

tie-neck-blouse

I just bought this recently and love it’s versatility. It’s very office appropriate and I love the bow.

Piped Tie Neck Blouse

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These, while boring, are amazing pants. I love the stretchy fabric of J. Crew’s pants and these are the ultimate work pants.

Campbell Trouser

printed-pants

If you’re feeling a little adventurous, a printed trouser is a great addition to your work wear. These ones are so cute and I love the cropped style.

Floral Pants

I hope this has given you all some office style inspiration. No one needs to be wearing the boring old black suit-white shirt anymore! Now you’re ready to take on any interview!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

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5 Stylish Work Pieces

These days if I’m not thinking about my outfit in advance, I’ll be sure to come into work looking like I rolled out of bed. Having stylish essentials in your wardrobe, that can make you look chic instantly, are perfect for those late mornings.

Here’s 5 pieces that you can mix and match into your own wardrobe and rock with your own personal accessories.

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  1. Black turtleneck – Jcrew//Cashmere// $228.00//Perfect for tucking into a skirt or pairing with sleek trousers and heels.
  2. Trendy Top – Zara//$29.90//Always a plus if you can incorporate some fun pieces at work – loving the bell sleeves trend lately.
  3. Suede Booties – Steve Madden// $129.00//Very chic while at the same time can look totally professional with a pant suit.
  4. Ripped Jeans – Asos//Miss Selfridge//40 Pounds//There are super comfy and stretchy to keep you happy all day.
  5. Fur Vest – Nordstrom//BB Dakota// $98//A cozy vibe making a very chic/subtle statement.

I do want to make note that I work at a tech company and the dress code is non existent, therefore making ripped jeans appropriate.

Happy Reading

Maura xoxo

All About Fringe

FRINGE, FRINGE, FRINGE!

BB DAKOTA Faux Suede Fringe Skirt // The Perfect April Jacket // Forever 21 Draped Fringe Layer Top //Windsor – Natural Pop and Fringe Dolman Sweater // Topshop – Floral Print Fringe Kimono

I normally don’t go for all the trends, some of them are just too over the top or really don’t fit my personal style but I’ve been seeing fringe everywhere this summer and in new fall clothing and I can’t resist! There are definitely some fringe looks that are a little crazy but some of them are just too cute to pass up. The skirt is probably my favorite, the one above is from Bloomingdales but Forever 21 carries one thats almost identical and way cheaper, so you can rock this trend on any budget! I’m loving the cowl neck fringe shirt, I have it in white and the sweater is a great cozy look to incorporate the trend as well. I also picked up a kimono just like this one and I’m obsessed.

Accesories

Sam Edelman Louie Bootie // Mini Leather Tassel Strand

Fringe is big in accessories too and in a more muted way making it easy to add into your style without going overboard. These Sam Edelman booties have been a bestseller for a few years now and I’m definitely planning on picking them up for fall. The fringe Baublebar necklace comes in lots of colors and I love that the tassels are leather!

Whether its around your neck or draped from your skirt, fringe is a chic, boho trend that needs to be added to every fall fashionista’s wardrobe!

Happy Reading!

Maura Xo