Project: Style Consulting

Monday, October 17, 2011

I recently helped style a friend who was having trouble putting together looks from her wardrobe. She had two whole closets bursting with clothes - jackets, skirts, tops - but didn't know what to do with them. What she did know was that she needed outfits to carry her from work to evening. So we needed something conservative enough for a professional work setting, but still dressy enough for happy hour or dinner.

Here are a few of the looks we put together.

This first look pulls together a relatively simple blush-toned BCBG dress with a a black BCBG blazer, taupe suede pumps from Nine West, and a beige Coach bag. By mixing different neutral shades together, we gave the outfit more depth and finished it off with a neutral snakeskin-print scarf for some added texture.

For our second look, we went with a pencil skirt silhouette by combining different black textures with a grey skirt. We carried the black and grey motif through, and paired the outfit with mixed-tone black and grey suede and leather Nine West pumps. Using the same black blazer from above, we created a different look by pairing the skirt with a layered satin shell underneath and a chunky gold necklace to break up the black and grey.

In the third look, we stuck to the pencil skirt silhouette by pairing a black satin pencil skirt with a black satin-outlined Zara blouse and black pumps. This outfit emphasized her hourglass shape in a flattering yet conservative way - making it perfect for work and after.

Finally, using the same satin pencil skirt above, we paired it with a simple, white short-sleeved cuffed button-down and finished it off with a black and white silk neck tie scarf and the same black pumps from above.

And voila! She has 4 outfits to carry her through the week - using the same pieces in different ways to create a versatile wardrobe.

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