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Pink and Preppy

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

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Blazer – J. Crew (same) (similar) | Shirt – Gap (similar) | Skirt – New York & Co (similar) |  Shoes – Bandolino (similar)

Approximately a gazillion years ago (okay, it was actually 9 months) I pinned an outfit featuring a navy blazer, a polka dot blouse, and a pink skirt. At the time I had a pink skirt and a polka dot top. That was it. Then I when I finally got my navy blazer for my birthday in January it was too cold to wear the pink skirt. But not today! No, today I finally put the three of them together and I feel pretty awesome.

It’s like, I’m wearing a suit but it’s so much more fun. I’m all preppy up top but having a party on the bottom. I think this is what I love about bright skirts. They add life to an outfit that might otherwise be super traditional. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with traditional but every so often I look in the mirror and want something a little different.

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Which is why I bought a pink pencil skirt. And it’s why I think everyone should have at least one bright skirt in their closet. For those days when you just want to wearing something fun but you still have to look professional. A structured bright skirt totally fits the bill.

31 replies on “Pink and Preppy

  1. Mica

    Love this outfit! And I definitely love the idea “preppy up top” with a “party on the bottom.” Ima’ pin this right now!

  2. Anne

    I agree with you on the importance of a bright pencil skirt! I love this outfit so much! Just like you said, still very conservative and professional up top, but such a fun skirt!

  3. Valerie @ The Style Files

    Haha it reminds me of a mullet- business in the front, party in the back–except with the professional on the top, party on the bottom!! This outfit is gorgeous…the pink skirt adds a fun twist on an otherwise stuffy & professional look! That blazer is such a nice fit..that’s what you get for buying a higher quality like J.Crew- so pretty!
    Valerie
    http://www.the-style-files.com

  4. Kenya

    Love the color combo! Great look! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog earlier!!

    xo, Kenya @ Kenya L Fashion Blog

      1. Suburban Style Challenge

        I do, and I haven’t. In fact, I have only worn one skirt to the office so far. I haven’t seen many skirts here, aside from one girl who wears maxis every so often. I also haven’t fully read the handbook yet to see if there are restrictions on length at all… the pink one I have is a little on the short side.

  5. Carrie

    I’ve been thinking about getting a navy blazer, and this outfit shows how versatile it can be. Fun, classic look – I think I need some bright solid-colored pencil skirts! 🙂

  6. Katie

    What doesn’t navy go with? I love ow this blazer balances out the bright color of the skirt, it looks really fun and summer-ish. (And wow, this blazer works with everything!)

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I don’t know why I eschewed navy for so long! I read somewhere once that as we get older we gravitate toward navy instead of black because black seems too harsh. Maybe it’s true!

  7. kilax

    Yay! I love bright colored skirts! Or even just colored skirts!!!

    Are the seams in this one different too? It kind of looks like you can see them on the front rather than the side! Are there four instead of one? Am I making any sense? Ha ha ha.

  8. Jess Ballinger

    The classic schoolboy blazer just went on sale again- not quite as great a sale as last time, but I’ve been kicking myself for not getting it last time before my size was out of stock, so I jumped and ordered both the 4T and 6T, just in case. Then of course I had to hit up my favorite blogger for ideas how to style it! This is my favorite look for it yet!!

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