Daily Archives: June 13, 2012

OTI: One Look, Two Ways

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Top – Express | Dress as a Skirt – Max Studio via Nordstrom Rack | Shoes – SE Boutique via DSW | Jacket – Gap | Necklace – The Limited

Jacket – Gap | Blouse – The Limited | Pants – The Limited | Necklace – Overstock.com | Shoes – Unisa via 6pm.com

Today I have two different interpretations for you!

Here’s the look we started with:



For my first interpretation I went with the maxi skirt, printed shirt, wedge sandals and denim topper  idea.

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Before I started this blog and before I started following other fashion blogs I never would have thought to wear a dress as a skirt.  But that’s what I did here and it was a lot of fun!  Sadly, it’s a little too casual for what I had going on at work on Wednesday.

Hence, the other interpretation!

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How in the world is this outfit related to the inspiration photo?

Light colored bottoms, pastel family top, neutral shoes and the same denim topper.  See?  Being inspired by an outfit doesn’t mean you have to recreate it exactly.  Look at all the aspects of the items and see what you have that is similar in one way.  Maybe the color, maybe the cut, solid versus patterned.  All are ideas you can use as a starting point.

How would you interpret any of these outfits with items in your own closet?