Ahh yes, it’s the day after your four day Labor weekend so back to the office you go. Since I feature workwear regularly, I figured today would be perfect timing to show this colorful office style. You know me, I love to take traditional and typical office combinations of blouses and skirts and translate it to statement grabbing, often colorful, explosion of office chic. I’ve never been a black slacks with a cardigan set kind of girl and you can see why! Although it’s technically September, I’m still trying to get some more wears out of my summer wardrobe. Wearing lively clothing not only uplifts my spirits but it’s an opportunity showcase my personality.
Personally, working in higher education can be draining, however I do look forward to slay every work day. When you look good, you feel good and, tell me if I’m wrong but, you certainly want to feel positive during your 9-5, no? When I saw this parrot collar blouse from Eloquii, I had to have it! It’s the right amount of embellishment and certainly a conversation piece. It’s suited for the office but can easily transition to casual ware by simply adding a pair of jeans. For work, I paired it with my Jcrew Tie waist watercolor skirt and Jcrew Elsie Suede pumps
Unfortunately, my parrot collar blouse is close to selling out, so I’ve added a number of collar options below. I own two of these collars so believe me when I say, they’re one of my favorite fashion inventions. I layer my collars with sweaters and dresses for that added je ne said quoi.
Disclaimer: Let me mention that the dress code at my department is relaxed-not a jean and t-shirt relax but more, office casual. I will be the first to say that much of my workwear are more for creative careers or like myself, more laxed dress environments. So shop cautiously 🙂