For work, I decided to go back to basic – black, grey, and white. I’ve been having a hard time finding work clothes to wear during summer, because it’s hot outside and cold inside the office. On this particular day, it was cloudy and gloomy in Southern California (72 degrees), so I wore a collar crop top (not really a crop top on me), and high-waisted capri dress pants. Because I’m wearing all black, grey, and white, I used my pink Samantha Vega bag. Overall, this outfit is very simple and cute with a hint of color.
Top: Zara – size XS | Bottom: H&M – size 2 | Shoes: Steve Madden – size 5
When you’re short, it can be very intimidating to wear a skirt that’s passed your calves. I bought this skirt from Uniqlo back in December 2016, and this is my first time wearing it. When I bought this online, I misread the measurements and the skirt ended up dragging around on the floor even with heels on. It is listed as a midi skirt, but it looks like a maxi skirt on me. For work, I pulled this skirt up to my waist – literally up to where my elbow is. Surprisingly, it stayed up pretty well throughout the day. I’m thinking about getting it altered by about 5 inches shorter in length so I wouldn’t have to wear it super high-waisted. On Uniqlo’s website the color is listed as grey, but it looks more like a lilac color in-person.
For this work outfit, I wore my blue strip collar one-piece top from Yesstyle. I bought it for days when I’m feeling lazy, or days where I have no idea what to wear to work. My co-workers actually thought it was a two-piece blouse. The fabric material is light-weight, and you wouldn’t have to worry much about layering. It is long-sleeve, which is perfect for the chilly office environment but still light enough to wear outdoors. The back of the shirt is slightly longer than the front, and there is a zipper. I like to wear this with the sleeves rolled-up for a more casual look, black pants, and heels/flats.
Since it’s summer, I wanted to wear something light and comfy than the normal dress pants and fitted pencil skirts. I was looking through my closet and found this striped navy blue tank dress that I bought last spring from Loft. It’s not really work appropriate (Business Casual) if worn with a collar white shirt or t-shirt underneath (see image below). After staring at this dress for about 1-2 minute, I thought it might be a good idea to layer a shirt on top instead. My closet became a mess and I tried to find something to match it.
I tried many different shirts but because the dress was already boxy and loose, it was hard to find something that would work with it. In the end, (with the help of my sister) I decided to wear this dress with my lace crop top that I bought from Romwe (see image below). I also wore this top in my previous outfit post with a high-waisted black midi skirt, see here. After trying on this dress with this crop top, the dress ended up looking like a skirt. This outfit is perfect as a business casual summer attire in the office. We also had a company luncheon, so this outfit is loose and comfy enough for all the food that I ate haha.
Dress: Loft – 00P (I had to altered it because it was still too big on me)
Top: One-size – Shoulder length: 16 inches or 40 cm | Shirt length: 18 inches or 46 cm
Shoes: Michael Kors navy pointed toe flats – size 5
This crop top is perfect for a business casual outfit when paired with a black skirt. I bought this lace blouse from Romwe, but the website did not mention that it’s a crop top. The shirt length ends at my elbow (not including the lace), and when I’m not wearing a camisole underneath, my stomach is peaking through the floral lace.
For work, I wore a black camisole underneath, and tucked it into my black midi skirt from Uniqlo (similar one here), which creates an illusion that I’m wearing a high-waisted skirt. I also love how most Uniqlo skirts has pockets! I did not bother to tuck the lace part of the blouse because I felt that it makes the outfit look more unique. This business casual outfit is perfect for summer days because it’s loose-fitting while also giving a clean office look.
Top: One-size – Shoulder length: 16 inches or 40 cm | Bust: 37 inches or 94 cm | Shirt length: 18 inches or 46 cm
Skirt: size XS – Waist length: 24-25 inches or 60 to 63 cm
Recently, I started having trouble picking out an outfit for work. I was looking through my closet when I found this floral skirt that I bought from the Japanese Brand Ank Rouge two years ago. I was surprised that it still had the tag on! I think I bought this impulsively when I was still in college because it was ‘cute,’ and I found myself having a hard time styling it. I have never own white pants or skirts before, so I ended up looking through some fashion blogs to get some inspiration. I decided to pair it with a black blouse and black heels or navy blue flats despite having pink flowers on my skirt. I think it worked out. What do you think?
I went to work like this because my Weather app said it was 72 degrees Fahrenheit. But, SoCal weather decided to be cold and gloomy by the time I got to work.
Top: Yesstyle | Skirt: Ank Rouge | Heels: Steve Madden | Flats: Michael Kors
Monday is the hardest day of the week, especially after an eventful weekend. I found myself wanting to hit that snooze button again and again, but my dog decided to jump on my stomach to wake me up before I can hit snooze. The dress-code at work is actually business casual, so I decided that I wanted to be a little extra casual than usual. I wore a light blue v-neck blouse, navy blue skinny jeans (jeans are allowed at my workplace), and navy blue pointed toe flats. I also have this top in three other colors – black, pink, and white. This is my go-to outfit when I feel a little lazy, or when I wake up late. It is very comfortable, simple, and quick. I’m feeling extremely blue today, but a doughnut on a Monday morning makes everything better.