Inspiration Monday – Pleats

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

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Blouse – Alfani via Macy’s | Skirt – The Limited | Boots – Liz Claiborne via DSW | Necklace – Macy’s

It’s another Inspiration Monday from Two Birds! Today’s inspiration photo includes a blouse, a pleated skirt and boots.

Original Inspiration Source

Since I only own one skirt that is A. work appropriate and B. not a pencil skirt I went with a black and purple color scheme as opposed to black and brown.

I’m also not super jazzed about the booties with the skirt so in order to feel more comfortable I’m swapping out the boots for regular ol’ pumps.

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Which shoe do you prefer?  How would you interpret this outfit with items from your closet?

16 replies on “Inspiration Monday – Pleats

  1. two birds

    i love this skirt. the pleats are great on you and i love the colors! both shoes look great, but you have to go with you’re most comfortable in!

  2. Kezzie

    The top and the skirt are so lovely, I love the black line in both that links them- lovely pieces! I actually like the boots look on you- pretty!

  3. kilax

    I never tried those kinds of boots because I was not sure with what to wear them. What do you think works best with them? For some reason, I do seem to prefer them in this outfit.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I prefer to wear them with skinny jeans tucked in or with a skirt or dress and tights. I just don’t love how they cut me off at the ankle! But apparently my eye is more critical of myself since other people seem to like it this way!

  4. Jessi

    Loving the pleats! Your top has such a simple classy look I love it! Great interpretation.

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

  5. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    Booties get me everytime. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I think Im crazy for liking shoes that cut me off and make my already short legs look shorter. I think you pulled them off quite a bit better, I think the version with the booties could be a super fun winter outfit with dark tights.
    I really like the graphic look going on, with the black pipping on the blouse and then the color blocked skirt, it’s a very fun and professional look. (Hah, I like your version better than the inspiration picture! Something about her booties is really throwing me off….)

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