This week’s “Inspiration Monday” challenge featured Michelle Dockery in a sheer teal blouse + black skirt combo. (BTW, Michelle plays Mary in Downton Abbey, a TV show that I happen to looooooove.) At first, I wasn’t that inspired by her combo, because (a) me wearing a sheer blouse and visible black bra is NEVER going to happen and (b) it seemed too simple.
But then I had the idea of doing another two-fer post, like this one, featuring both casual and work-appropriate versions. So here goes:
For this casual look, I paired my teal shirt with my new black shorts and sporty black flats. I also wore gold hoops, like Michelle, but I added a red belt to echo her red lippie. Plus I just feel like her outfit needs a belt.
Details: Teal t-shirt: Nordstrom Rack, last winter / Black shorts: Macy’s, gift-carded this summer / Sporty flats: Payless, last summer / Red patent leather skinny belt: Target, winter / Gold hoops: Birthday gift set from in-laws, last year / Vintage sunglasses: My mom’s, prescription updated this spring
The work version is definitely closer to the inspiration photo, with the black skirt + black patent leather heels. I kept the gold hoops but also added another belt, this one a wide black belt with a dark purple placket. I can see myself wearing this combo to work, but I would probably feel more comfortable adding a cardigan or blazer with it, or perhaps a scarf.
Details: Black skirt: Maurice’s?, old / Black patent leather heels: Payless, winter / Wide black belt: Kohl’s, old
My husband really liked the casual version, while I preferred the work version with the dark purple accent. Which version do you prefer? Please leave a comment and let me know. 🙂
And if you haven’t voted yet, the poll to vote for your favorite outfit of mine last month is open through this week — I’d love to hear your opinion. Thanks in advance!
Link ups: Inspiration Monday / Fashionably Employed Link Up / Real Girl Style / Style Sessions / Wardrobe Wednesday / What I Wore to Work / Working Girl with Style / Friday Fashion Remix / Friday’s Fancies / Pinned and Did It Link Up