I work from a home office most of the time, but occasionally I do have the privilege to speak before large groups of women. When I present I try to dress to influence, not to impress. That means sometimes I wear jeans, a simple tee and a colorful kimono. It all depends on the setting. But sometimes the setting calls for something a little more professional. And that’s when I would wear this khaki suit with a colorful blouse.
I chose this khaki suit by Antonio Melani because it’s a great weight for spring and summer, the color is versatile and soft and silhouette is modern. The jacket is unlined, so I think the jacket is pretty pricey for the quality. But then again I wouldn’t necessarily want it lined for the warmer months.
The pants are the Antonio Melani Logan Twill Pant, and they have a front button and zip closure. The waist of the pants sits mid-low on me. For reference, I’m wearing a size 8 and they’re a little too roomy.
I chose a bright pink silky shell to wear with the khaki suit because I like the bright pop of color against the soft, muted background. This shell is by DR2 and I bought it at Nordstrom Rack, but I can’t find it anymore on line. I do like this tie-front pink top with the suit. Other great options would include this pale blue popover and this light pink pintuck ruffle shell.
I’m wearing a statement necklace from Premier Jewelry that I bought years ago, but an equally good choice would be this Pearlized Statement Necklace from Ann Taylor. I think the suit needs some substantial jewelry since the color is pale and the texture is minimal. My earrings are the same pattern as my necklace, and I think Ann Taylor’s pearl earrings would complement the necklace I mentioned.
I’m wearing my old but faithful Talbots snakeskin pumps with the khaki suit. I kept the color close to that of the suit to create a long leg silhouette, but added some texture and interest with the snakeskin. I think these patent leather slingbacks in classic nude would look gorgeous with this suit and so much more.
I’ll confess, I ended up returning this suit because I lost more weight after buying it. But I do love it. It’s a “tiny bit” pricey right now. But it would be worth it if you wear suits to work on a regular basis. And it’s definitely worth watching for a sale.
Tell me, what kind of environment do you work in? I’d love to know more about my readers’ work so that I can provide better suggestions for work wear. Like I said, I usually work from home, but I actually love office attire. So let me know what the parameters are for your career wardrobe and I’ll see if I can provide suggestions that might work well for a number of my readers.
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