A combination that will always stand the test of time, whether in the workplace or for any other occasion, is a neutral color palette. There’s a reason black and white photos are so classic; their age isn’t revealed through color which gives them a timeless feel. The same is true for clothes; simple pieces like a pair of white trousers or a black blazer are items that can be styled for years to come without ever feeling out of date.
This sleeveless blazer has become one of my best purchases from last fall. I’d held off on buying one for a couple months because I didn’t know how versatile it would be, so when I found this one on clearance at Banana Republic I happily picked it up for an excellent price. It’s become an integral piece of my wardrobe now and I love finding new ways to wear it. I wore it here with ripped up denim and here with a faux leather pencil skirt; I also plan on wearing it with denim shorts and a graphic tank for a cool summer-in-the-city look.
These white trousers are something else I wear regularly. They can be paired with almost any blouse, sweater, or jacket and the clean, simple lines are everything I look for in a staple item like work pants. Worn with the sleeveless blazer and a nude camisole, this outfit is very crisp and classic for work without any extra frills and is a nice alternative to the typical suit style jacket-with-skirt combo.
If you haven’t heard yet, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access started a couple days ago — it’s the most anticipated sale of the year where all of the new pieces for fall are put on sale! You can only shop now if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder until it opens to everyone on the 22nd, but if you’re not a cardholder (like me), you can still preview everything in the sale and start building your shopping cart. I would love to pick up this longline wool vest or this sleeveless belted coat as an alternative to my black sleeveless blazer to wear throughout the fall. I also plan to buy a new coat, since these are such an investment piece I always jump at the chance to get one on sale. A few I love at different price points are this camel colored walking coat, this grey wool coat, and this peacoat in black or hunter green. Don’t miss this opportunity, it’s your only chance to get the new season’s clothes for a discounted price! Happy shopping!
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