Blazer: New York & Company (similar styles HERE & HERE)  // Tank: via Marshalls (similar style HERE)  // Faux leather pants: H&M (HERE)  // Necklace: c/o Athra Luxe (HERE)  // Watch: Michael Kors (HERE)  // Clutch: Steve Madden (similar style HERE)  // Shoes: Nina Original (HERE)



Happy Hump Day, dear friends!

As many of you know, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is quickly approaching and that means we can look forward to seeing lots of inspiration both on and off the runways here in New York; it's definitely an exciting time for the fashion enthusiasts, like us! Throughout the years, I've been eyeing the styles that have graced the sidewalks and have made mental notes of what I've loved that have reoccured with subtle twists, proven to be street chic year after year. I want to share some simple ways you can achieve that cool girl vibe, perfect for so many occasions, including work! 

The first thing would be to start off with a t-shirt, which will create a more relaxed feel than a button down shirt would. If you're creating a look outside the office, I'd suggest a graphic tee; it's a great way to express your personal style or interest, giving you the ability to choose a tee from your favorite band, quote or mood. Since we're getting closer to NYFW, I opted for this shirt that states the fact that fashion NEVER sleeps, especially this time of year! The next piece we'll be adding is a blazer. This is key in creating that chic vibe we're going for. I'd suggest either a solid black, which is sure to go with the other pieces in your look or a bold complementary color. Red is the perfect pop for a black and grey or black and white pairing and it's also a personal favorite of mine. I think the particular style we're going for would look best with pants, so you can either go for a cigarette trouser, skinny jeans, leather pants or even joggers. The next step would be to half tuck the shirt into the pants to bring forth the effortless cool vibe, which will also reinforce the waistline ;) Lastly, pointed toe shoes, like the ones I'm wearing or oxfords will create a lean and clean effect to the overall look. Pointed toe flats will always lengthen and slim, whereas ballerina flats can make full legs appear fuller, so depending on what you'd like to achieve (if you have thin legs and want them to appear fuller, opt for rounded toe) you can switch out either of the two styles to enhance the effect you want to create. 

There you have it, you are fully equipped with tips on creating the perfect street chic outfit for work, play or both! I think it's a great way to showcase your personal style in the office, while still looking professional and put together, especially on those days that are more relaxed. I hope you found this post helpful, may your day be as lovely as YOU, my dear friends; thanks so much for stopping by! 



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