Hello, beautiful. I hope you’re having a fabulous week. I’ve been working on some big changes for my blog and can’t wait to reveal them very soon (fingers crossed). When it comes to work, creating a suitable (pun intended) winter style can be tricky. Although I mostly work from home, there are occasions when I have meetings or lunch appointments and want my look to reflect that I am professional, yet a stylish mom on the go (you know, look good but easy to throw on and chase after the twins in). This J.Crew faux leather pleated midi skirt won me over immediately and was the inspiration for this look. Faux leather has come a long way and this skirt is a beautiful example of that. The shining benefit, of course, is that no animals were harmed. The other positive is that the price point is significantly lower than real leather- I’ve also found this to be a huge bonus in coated jeans that look like real leather, but are so much more comfy (stay tuned for a future post featuring my fave coated jeans). This skirt isn’t just for your work wardrobe. You can pair it with a tee for a casual chic look, a chambray button-up for a preppy cool look, or a silky tank for a sexy night out.
I’ve coupled this fabulous faux leather skirt with an off-the-shoulder sweater. I know, I know- off-the-shoulder-sweaters are not appropriate for many work environments! I totally agree, which is why THIS sweater is so amazing! You can simply push the sweater up on your shoulder and it transform into a cowl neck seater (actually one of my all-time-fave necklines). Bam- it’s a two-for-one! For a cozy-chic look, wear this sweater with your favorite jeans and boots.
Now, let’s talk about the boots! These boots are my absolute favorite in every way. For starters, the kitten heel is a dream- just enough height to elevate your look, but comfortable enough to wear from day to night. Then, there’s the charcoal suede suppleness that makes them a perfect match for everything from jeans to dresses. The dark grey shade is the perfect alternative to black- it brings a lightened elegance to any look. Finally, the over-the-knee style that has become a modern-classic that is here to stay.
This winter style hits all the right marks for your work wardrobe. What do you think of this look? Please share, I’d love to know.
Get shopping: J.Crew skirt, J.Crew sweater, Stuart Weitzman boots.
Special thanks to Allana Wesley White Photography for the lovely photos.