I do occasionally put on a pair of nice pants and a top for work, even though I work in a home office. But especially if you work outside your home, today’s outfit is a great style formula for you. Throughout the month of March I’m sharing What to Wear…this Spring ideas for a variety of events and places. And today we’ve landed on what to wear to work this Spring.
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Whether I’m getting dressed a little more polished for an Instagram Live or I have a work-related appointment, I often opt for this simple combination. You just can’t go wrong with a great pair of black trousers and a deeply pigmented, colored top. The top doesn’t have to be this bright mind you. But because I like minimal contrast in intensity for myself, I appreciate the easy-on-the-eyes results I get with a top that is saturated in color topping my black pants.
I know you’ve seen a lot of this pink button-up shirt here at DFMD. In fact, Evereve had it marked down a little this past week, so it’s almost sold out. Maybe they’ll restock because it is their house brand. And it is a perfect button up shirt – lightweight, pretty color, just slightly oversized.
But we have a Kay’s Style for Less option for you at the end of the post, too. And I’ve rounded up lots of other colored button-up shirts in the shopping widget, too. Of course, you wouldn’t have to wear a button-up shirt to work this style formula for spring; you can accomplish something similar with a tunic or other shirt.
I do think it’s so smart to keep a pair of great black trousers in your closet, especially if you’re a working woman. If you have these black pants in your wardrobe, you’ll never be without something to wear to work!
These J.Crew Kate straight leg pants have just a nice amount of stretch in them so they stay sharp looking with wear, but they also move with you nicely through your work day. I’m wearing a size 10 very comfortably, so I did size up in these. But honestly, I think that means they are true to size (TTS) since I’m wearing a lot of 10s these days.
The Kate trousers also come in camel, grey and navy, so most any neutral you could want for work. But even if you don’t wear black close to your face – as I know many women prefer not to – I still suggest you have a pair of black pants. Nothing else looks quite as elevated with little effort.
My only beef with these Kate trousers is that they don’t have belt loops, so I can’t wear a belt with them. But that may make them all the more desirable, too. They have a nice flat waistband, so you can still tuck or front tuck your shirt and have a very neat look.
I finished the outfit with my black loafers, black shoulder bag and black trench jacket. My jacket is a few years old and no longer available, but this one is marked down and so lovely. I have it in the khaki, which is no longer available, and I love it. And of course my favorite chunky chain necklace, simple earrings, my pearl ball bracelet and gold watch were all I needed to complete a polished look for work this spring.
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Kay’s Style for Less
Here’s how you could put together a similar look for less.
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Blessed for My Day
Speaking of work, we all have struggles occasionally in this area. Whether we feel unmotivated, underchallenged or unappreciated, work can be a little harder on some days than others. Even if the work is in our own home or yard, we can find it hard to press on and accomplish the task set before us. What happens next? That’s the question we’re asking in this series.
When you struggle to get the job done, do you procrastinate or shove the work onto someone else? Do you do the job halfway and hope no one notices? Or do you give up altogether and hide the results under the carpet…maybe even literally? Ha! I’ve certainly done all of the above, and maybe you have, too. But the Bible does encourage us to do our work as unto the Lord. Hopefully this scripture will motivate us all to do our work in a way that honors the Lord and produces fruit for His kingdom.
Slaves, obey those who are your human masters in everything, not with eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for people, knowing that it is from the Lord that you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. ~ Colossians 3:22-24