Oct 11, 2011 12:11 PM
Heather writes: "Dear Outblush Team, I am 27 years old and I work full-time as a computer engineer. I also happen to have 3 (yes, 3) daughters, a 5, 4 and 3 year old. So as you are already thinking I am extremely busy. I am in need of a work wardrobe, key pieces that can be used over and over again would be FANTASTIC. I am looking for something that I can wear to work and not be overdressed at a PTA meeting or my daughter's dance class. I normally look pretty beat up, since I wear t-shirt and jeans everyday, but it is time to grow up and wear adult clothes. SO am I looking for something between my t-shirt and jeans and suits. I am 5' 2" and wear a size 6."
Hi Heather! I'm Found of You and I don't think you need to give up your jeans and t-shirts. I found you some jeans with dignified cuts in mature colors (black, indigo, and grey are all great). You can still wear t-shirts, but wear them in cuts and patterns that say "I'm all grown up!" with details like longer sleeves, patterns, and embellishments. Last, cute flats are comfy and really pull an outfit together. If you're trying to put together a whole new wardrobe and you want it all to work together, start with basics in neutral colors, and then start to add some items in a fun color (I chose purple for you, but any color you like is good). Jewelry also really helps an outfit look put together, even if it's just a pair of small hoops or a simple yet interesting necklace.
1 - Monroe Spiral Wash V Tee ($88)
2 - Daniel Rainn Tie Waist Tunic ($68)
3 - Berried in Style Sweater ($45)
4 - 2b Cowl Cutout Striped Top ($25, in two colors)
5 - The Limited Printed Modern Tee ($40)
6 - 7 for All Mankind Bootcut Jeans ($99)
7 - LJD Marithe' Francois Girbaud Denim Pants ($108)
8 - Boden Funky Knitted Tunic ($83, in three colors)
9 - Boden Uplifting Tee ($38, in eight colors/patterns)
10 - Boden Everyday Suede Pumps ($98, in four colors)
11 - Pour La Victoire Hessa Flats ($195)
12 - Bloch London Women's Felix Ballet Flat ($165, in two colors)
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