How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for Work

How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for WorkHello! It’s been awhile…one of these weeks/months, I’m going to get into a consistent blogging schedule, but for now, I’m doing my best to go with the flow. Both life and work have been a little crazy lately (I’ll share a life update soon), and our weekends have been filled with reunions, weddings, showers and more. Nothing to complain about at all, but I’m trying to be more present when I’m visiting with friends and family (i.e. less time on my phone and computer when I get home from work).

I can at least tell you that I’m planning to share more of my work wardrobe these next two weeks. I dress up much more frequently than my days at an agency, and I’ve been picking up more pieces to mix and match these past few months. I’m trying to find pieces I can wear at the office and on the weekend, which isn’t always easy so I thought I’d share some of my recent finds.

How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for Work How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for WorkTopshop Ruffle JacketI took a trip to Nordstrom last weekend to check out the Anniversary Sale and found these two navy pieces. I had ordered a handful of items to pick up in store and ended up returning most of them – they were either too long and didn’t fit right or I just didn’t need them (hello, buyer’s remorse). A lot of the pieces were really casual, and I couldn’t justify more weekend wear.

I wear a lot of black at work so when I found this jacket and skirt, I was excited to try something a little different. Okay, it’s not that different, but the blues are even prettier in person. Plus, these pieces don’t feel as corporate as a more traditional blazer and skirt yet still make me feel confident going into the day. I plan to wear each piece separately, but I love them even more together. You’re looking at my new navy power suit.

Topshop Faux Leather Skirt How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for WorkWhile we’re talking work wear, let’s chat work totes. I use my Louis Vuitton Neverfull pretty much every day along with my Lo & Sons OG Bag for my laptop and notebooks. I will say that the Neverfull is definitely an investment. I bought it after I graduated college and had been in Japan on an Irish dance tour so it was a gift to myself at the end of that summer. Five years later, it’s holding up really, really well. I keep a pouch inside to help with organization, but now the new version comes with one.

How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for WorkTopshop Ruffle Jacket I love the slight A-line silhouette of this faux leather skirt, but I especially love that it has pockets. I have a lot of white blouses that I can’t wait to wear with this. The skirt feels a bit unexpected for work, but if you pair it with a more conservative top, sweater or jacket, I think it’s a really fun way to liven up more classic pieces in your wardrobe. If you’re loving navy as much as me, the J.Crew pleated miniskirt is part of the sale, too. I have the midi version and love it.

Topshop Faux Leather Skirt How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for WorkThis navy ruffle jacket is currently sold out online, but Nordstrom has been re-stocking items throughout the sale so I’ll be sure to share an update on one of my social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) if it comes back in stock. For now, you can shop it in other colors here. How fun would it be on the weekend with your favorite pair of denim?

Shop the Look: Topshop Ruffle Jacket (wearing a size 4*, additional colors here) / Topshop Faux Leather Skirt (wearing a size 2) / Ann Taylor Ruffle Top / Sam Edelman Pumps / Louis Vuitton Neverfull (this Tory Burch tote is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and a great work option!) / Michele Watch / LOFT Sunglasses (old, similar here) / Maya Brenner Initial Necklace / J.Crew Factory Earrings / David Yurman Ring

*A friendly reminder that Topshop’s sizing runs differently. I’m a 0/0P/XS in most brands, and I normally wear a size 4 in Topshop. This skirt was an exception.

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  1. Jade wrote:

    I have a skirt just like that! Thanks for the tips! I need to get me some nude pumps!

    Posted 9.20.17 Reply

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