Business or Pleasure

Business or pleasure? You don’t have to choose. Work these pieces back to either occasion, and get  twice the wearability out of them. Simple stud earrings are a prim workplace accessory, but when done up in sparkle and a pop color, they also work for night. A sheath is traditionally demure, but a vibrant print and an edgy exposed zipper takes it to cocktail hour. Slouchy pants are a weekend joy, but can also bring comfort to the cubicle when styled with a tailored top and sleek peeptoe. Two rules to abide by when mixing work and pleasure? First, a classic workwear piece can go afterhours when done with a twist, like a stretch denim pencil skirt or a cobalt blue pump. And second, weekend wear (slouch, bright prints) are workplace worthy when balanced with basic black or tailored silhouettes.

1. Elizabeth and James Thorn Stud Earrings:
Never take them off. A simple stud is proper for the office, but with the addition of an orange carnelian center, it also has enough color pop for the weekend. Sterling silver posts with tsavorite garnets.

2. Lela Rose Zip Front Classic Sheath:
A classic, for sure. The sheath dress works for the office with a polished pump and a slim cardigan. Later, ditch the cardi and opt for a sky high sandal or wedge. The vibrant print, exposed front zip and relaxed pockets ensure that this sheath has no problem going casual.

3. Derek Lam Shawl Collar One Button Jacket:
3 piece suit? A vest insert gives this jacket the illusion of a second layer. A matching white trouser or pencil skirt completes a suit ensemble for a business meeting. However, this sleek white jacket can also take a leather legging and figure-flaunting blouse afterhours.

4. Kaelen Striped Slouch Pants:
To make this slouch work-appropriate, balance it with a slim top and sleek heels. For play, add a sandal and skin-baring tank, sunglasses and an oversized sun hat. Gauzy cotton cut with slant front pockets, flap back pockets, and front pleating.

5. 10 Crosby Derek Lam Striped Pencil Skirt:
Mixing business and pleasure, this skirt balances a serious pencil skirt shape with playful stretch denim. Ultra comfortable for work or play, pair back to a black blouse or cream tank, pumps or strappy sandals.

6. Pour La Victoire Mai Wedge Pumps:
Cool in cobalt. A staple of office wear, the pump works back to all your work essentials, from sheaths to skirts to trousers. Since these Pour La Victoire pumps come in vibrant cobalt nuback, they are also ultra cool for the weekend, back to dark denim skinnies or even a slouchy boyfriend jean.

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