The weather this week has been in the mid-70’s and mild–just a few rain showers here and there. It’s been wonderful to enjoy the Spring weather as I walk to my car in the morning on the way to work and have the sunshine streaming in the windows. The birds chirping and the flowers blooming puts me in a “sunny disposition.” On Monday I channeled that sunny disposition into my outfit with a yellow blouse.
Yellow isn’t a color that I wear very often and, truth be told, I have very few yellow items in my wardrobe. I want to say that besides this yellow blouse, I have a sleeveless pale yellow tank top, a sparkly gold cardigan, a mustard-yellow boyfriend cardigan, and a browny/gold/puke colored open-front cardigan. But, that’s about it for yellow. I should really think about getting a few more yellow pieces. One item that I would like to add to my closet is a true yellow cardigan.
Here are the ways that I’ve worn this yellow blouse:
As you can see, I’m not very creative with this particular piece of clothing. In the first two photos, I’ve paired it with the same leopard print cardigan– one is a dressy version and one is a casual version. One of the first times that I wore it, I went with my grey trousers and a black cardigan. Also, I’ve tried my hand at replicating the pin that this outfit is based on before. I had actually forgotten about it until I created this gallery. LOL.
The two subtle differences between the first time that I replicated this pin and this time is that I am wearing a different black skirt and cardigan. The first time I went with a sparkly gold cardigan. This time, I went with an oatmeal colored cardigan. I think that I like this outfit slightly than I did the first time that I wore it, but I still don’t love it.
Tuesday I took a light-blue button down and incorporated it into a casual and relaxed outfit for work.
My outfit started from the pin above, left, and then took a few twists and turns to the finished outfit. First, I started with the blue dress shirt. If you look really closely, I think that the shirt in the inspiration photo has stripes. I have a blue striped shirt but it fits a lot closer to the body and that was not the vibe that I was trying to capture. I added my red boyfriend cardigan. I have another red cardigan that is shorter but I’ve worn it in a similar type of an outfit, here, so I wanted to mix it up and just like the other blue shirt it’s more fitted. I have distressed boyfriend jeans that I could have cuffed to more closely resemble the original and ballet flats to pull in the animal print but I try to wear my distressed jeans to work very sparingly. Also, I just wore my leopard print ballet flats the day before and so I went in a different direction with my pants and shoes. I wore my medium wash bootcut jeans and knock-off Sperry deck shoes. I added my oversized gold watch but otherwise kept the accessories to a minimum. I have printed bandanas that I could have worn around my neck and my popped my collar but I decided to skip it. It didn’t seem quite appropriate for my work place.
I did really enjoy this outfit and I think it’s a great testament to how your traditional “dressy work clothes” can be integrated in to your everyday outfits– especially if you’ve worked in a corporate environment and then find yourself in a more casual role.
Thanks for reading,