Winter Layers from Work to Weekend

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

One of the reasons I gravitated towards this particular no-fuss black parka was for its versatility. It works well with a casual outfit and also looks great with business casual attire. The two outfits below are essentially the same with a few key pieces swapped out. I felt chambray and plaid shirts are both fairly casual, but the black/cream plaid pattern is in the same monochromatic color family as the rest of the "work" outfit (minus the shoes). Jeans for the weekend and black pants for work are obvious choices. Same for the brightly colored rain boots vs. metallic wedges. Knit gloves were chosen for the casual outfit, while for the work version I upgraded to a more "luxurious" pair of leather gloves.

casual vs. work | black parka + striped sweater
[left outfit]: details here / [right outfit]: details below
striped sweater, buffalo check shirt
black parka, striped sweater, buffalo check shirt, rose gold metallic wedges, red gloves
striped sweater, buffalo check shirt, rose gold metallic wedges
sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka (sold at Bloomingdale's / backcountry / NM / Shopbop / BG / Moosejaw)
sweater: Ann Taylor striped mock neck (sold here - $29.99)
shirt: Zara checked shirt with pocket (sold here; similar; similar)
gloves: Lord & Taylor (this season's sold here - on sale; similar - on sale)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (similar; similar)
pants: Ann Taylor ponte skinny ankle (sold here - $49.50)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Bloomingdale's / Nordstrom / NM)
shoes: Loeffler Randall Rae in rose gold (similar; similar)

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  1. Love the mock neck on this sweater. I can't wear turtle necks, so this is a great option!

    1. This is my first mock neck sweater and wont' be my last ;) Love wearing layers with this sweater.


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