purple chinos + bubble necklace for casual workday

May 28, 2013

One of the best parts of summer is that is that most office environments can swing a bit more casual. I’m not talking about showing too much skin, wearing inappropriate footwear or donning cut-offs, but an outfit like this is totally workable in our office environment, and for most of our clients. It’s about finding pieces with great versatility that you can dress up or down. For example, these lilac chinos from Gap can be worn for work, or pair them with sandals and a flowy tank for weekend wear. If you’re in a chilly office — you know, the one where the AC cranks down as soon as the temps rise — keep a bright cardigan with you to layer.

Oh, and can you tell my love of the bubble necklace endures? This pretty hue — which I accidentally had near these lilac pants and recognized the instant color love connection — is perfect for any season. Layer it over a lacy white summer dress, or over a sweater in the winter, and both totally work. By the way, the necklace is via gracie b., a new-to-me online shop that has the cutest things (love the dresses!) at a great price point.

More pics + where to buy, after the jump…

tee: j. crew // pants: gap // necklace: c/o gracie b. // bracelets: stella & dot renegade, and j. crew (in store but how cool is this link + cork option? Amazing price.) // watch: michael kors (similar)  // tote: dooney + bourke (old, 2007ish?, similar, or this + adore this navy crochet style) // sunglasses: marc jacobs (similar and on a great sale! comes in four colors) // heels: nine west (old-2006?)

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  • http://twitter.com/PPFGirl PennyPincherFashion

    Loving the color & slightly slouchy fit of those pants…also the cork bangle is on my wish list now! :)


  • shopgracieb.com

    Loving your color and style choices! And thank you for such a sweet shout-out!

    gracie b.

  • http://www.othersideofgray.blogspot.com/ Annie

    I love how you rolled those pants…so cute! And the lavender and navy are so pretty together :)


    The Other Side of Gray

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com/ Rachel

    Adorable pants and I love those heels too!

  • http://about.me/samanthaeve Samantha Tananbaum

    I have those same chinos, and I love them! Such a perfect spring color, and love what you paired with them!


  • http://www.agoodhue.net/ Amanda

    Always looking cute! Is it bad that my eye went directly to the MK watch?? :P


  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    Totally loving the color of your pants…super adorable!

  • http://whatireallywear.blogspot.com/ Alice @ What I Really Wear

    Love the pants! I would never have thought of lilac pants but they work!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    Definitely love the idea of purple pants for work. so cute.

  • Alyson at Crushing On Clothes

    I LOVE those purple chinos - rolled up they look so casual and comfy yet still polished and professional. The perfect outfit for casual friday at the office or running errands on the weekends!


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