Happy Hump Day Ladies!
I hope that you all are having a wonderful and productive day at work!
This week's work outfit inspiration is centered around a new addition to my closet, a leopard printed blazer Eddie gifted me with on my birthday, from Nordstrom Rack. I love it because it's such a transitional staple piece. It can easily be styled in an appropriate way for the office, as you see here, as well as for a more casual look, which I plan on featuring in the near future!
I've mentioned time and time again that when working with animal prints, we have to be a bit careful as to which pieces we're choosing to wear to the office. Even though they're considered neutrals, they can have a sensual element, depending on the piece and how it's styled, which of course you don't want for the office! I chose to pair it with a pencil skirt, but it would look just as great with a black or chocolate brown sheath dress.
So you may be asking, "Jalisa, you've mentioned that apple shapes should avoid too much pattern when styling their upper bodies, so how can I wear this look?" My answer to that would be to just simply select a different kind of top. I'm wearing a simple cami, but you can wear a top that has ruching or a fold over detailing that will have a slimming effect on your bust and midsection. Plus, the blazer doesn't fall at your hip bone, which would cause all the attention to be placed on your mid-section, which is a plus!
BLAZER: Nordstrom Rack
SKIRT: Express (I LOVE their pencil skirts, great quality!)
SHOES: Nine West
PURSE: Tory Burch