Good day, fashionable friends!
Most of you get up every morning, don your work-wear essentials, and step out the door to face the day in some version of an office environment. What’s the best thing about working in an office? You guessed it – dressing up a bit.
I often think about my office wardrobe and picture my well pressed pencil skirt paired with a nice nude pump. Sometimes I consider my wide-leg trousers and swoon over the mental image of them accompanied by an adorable platform. Recently though I’ve taken a keen interest in French fashion and I’ve noticed a surprising trend – flats. French women seem to pair flats with everything and it always looks FABULOUS!
Being “vertically challenged”, flats used to give me a great deal of anxiety. I always felt like the executives of my professional halls towered over me; however, inspired by the French, I have recently overcome my fear of being a bit stumpy and I’ve never been happier!
So, friends, let’s take a cue from those fabulous French ladies and appreciate the versatile, stylish flat.
The Good Girl Who Went Broke
Raphaella Booz Jeweled Prinnia Slingbacks ($128)
BCBGeneration ‘Brisk B’ Perforated Oxford ($97)
Jeffrey Campbell ‘Vionnet’ Pointy Toe Flat ($99)
Yes, Bow, Maybe So Flat ($29)
Kate Spade New York Jove Ballet Flats ($98)
Carvela Kurt Geiger Lad Oxfords ($79)
Melissa Christy Jason Wu D’Orsay Flats ($110)
Celebrities and style gurus have taken an edgier approach to this season’s fashions. Although blazers are classic and still very much considered to be a wardrobe staple, leather jackets have become a close second to the more structured piece.
Leather can do several things for an outfit. Firstly, the texture can add visual appeal that you’d have a hard time finding with any other basic fabric type. By mixing feminine, more commonly used fabrics with a pop of leather texture, you’ve taken your classic look to a more modern place. Secondly, leather creates a whole new outfit character. Sounds strange, I know. Think about it though…if you saw someone wearing a midi pleated skirt with a well tailored blazer and a crisp, white blouse you’d probably think, “She looks very nice and is well put together.” If you see someone with the same skirt and blouse, however, you’ll think that same person is vogue, current, AND put together. Here’s an example…
Maybe the leather trend is appealing to you, but the $400 – $4000 price tag is not. For the leather jacket fashion huntress on a budget, check out my picks below for some great leather jackets each for less than $100.
Happy shopping, fashionable friends!
River Island Waterfall Front Leather Jacket
ASOS Limited Edition Studded Leather Jacket
RD Style Quilted Vegan Leather Jacket
Calvin Klein Moto Jacket
Rhyme Los Angeles Moto Tweed Jacket
Looking for some seasonless styles that can transition your summer wardrobe to fall? Well, today’s two AWESOME deals will not only have you ready for the changing seasons, but have you channeling Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly any day of the year!
Pointed Flat Shoes ($35.90)
Two Tone Bowling Bag ($79.90)