*This post is in collaboration with Talbots. All views and opinions are my own.
I’ve always been transparent about my continuous need to improve the work wear section of my wardrobe. Compared to other styles, business casual just doesn’t get my heart pumping quite as fast. I mean, it’s much more fun to shop for brunch, concerts and date night than the office. But since Spring is all about hitting that little refresh button on life, I can’t think of a better time to start stepping up my work wear game. And these two outfits from Talbots, let’s just say they had my heart fluttering and feeling totally ready to conquer the work day!
In case you couldn’t tell from this post, one of my favorite ways to style work wear is by mixing prints. It’s not something I always do on purpose, per se, but I think subconsciously I always trying to liven up what I wear to the office. This outfit honestly makes me feel amazing and has served as the perfect motivation to start my day at 7 AM.
This tropical printed skirt had me at hello! (insert eye-heart emoji here) I mean, flamingos, palm trees, and pockets – definitely not just another boring work skirt! I was ecstatic when I realized how perfectly the skirt’s white pattern complimented the adorable polka-dotted top that was an absolute must-have for me!
To me, the combination of florals and stripes is as magical as peanut butter and jelly. I felt like I hit the work wear jackpot when I discovered this striped shell (remember how much I love these!) and floral bottoms while shopping at Talbots. Not only do the two make for some amazing mixed-print office attire, but both pieces can be styled for year round wear!
While shopping at Talbots, I couldn’t pass up checking out their collection with O, The Oprah Magazine. A portion of the proceeds from this collection, which includes my adorable striped shell, will be donated to Dress for Success. If you haven’t heard of this non-profit, they’re an organization that helps women achieve economic independence. In addition to shopping Talbots’ line with O, The Oprah Magazine, another way to support Dress for Success is by donating your gently worn work wear. To find an affiliate in your area click here.
Pictures by Eleanor Elizabeth Photography