Office Style: Make a Statement

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Make A Statement

Style is always about making a statement.  For the office it’s best to keep it more subdued and make a statement with one standout piece.  I usually pair a simple outfit with an over the top necklace, statement earrings or bright lipstick.

On this day, I choose to make a statement with those leopard booties.  They are so fun and attention grabbing I try to keep everything else pretty simple.  Pencil skirts are always a great look for work, they are simply stylish and always classy.

Meet Michael Nguyen

Nguyen buys into the whole “new corporate nerd” worldview as espoused by the likes of Thom Browne, Brooks Brothers, and Pee Wee Herman. He’s big into the idea of uniforms and building your look around specific elements. His philosophy is that since we’re in a culture that is doing away with old institutions, it’s up to individuals to create appropriate looks from the pieces these institutions left behind.

About Michael

Nguyen works as a Strategist and writer at McCann Social Central. He also maintain his own blog ( and freelance writes/consults on the side.

About the Author:

Melissa Murphy connects brands with influencers as Senior Manager of Influencer Activation and Collaboration at SocialChorus. Her campaigns with Fortune 500 companies like Tropicana, Intel and Toyota are awesome – she’s the ultimate PR turned social media maven. Murphy attended The Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Marketing Communications, and was previously the Director of Communications for The Trump Grande Resort and Pop Artist Romero Britto. She loves meeting influencers (IRL), rocking a killer pair of heels, and a great party!  Follow her on twitter @MelMurphytweets

What do you think of Melissa and Michael’s office style? Let us know in the comments below!



Trend Alert: Metallic Jeans

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I happend to walk by Rag & Bone earlier today and what did I see in the display window? Metallic jeans! At first I wasn’t 100% positive I liked them. But sure enough, a girl in Soho was rockin’ a pair in gold. Will this be the hot new thing this summer? They’re perfect for a night out, and will definitely make you stand out in a crowd!

Rag & Bone Metallic Jeans

Let the jeans do all the talking. Pair them with a simple black or white top and simple yet sexy heels. Add a black blazer for a more professional feel. If you don’t care for the jeans, try a pretty metallic skirt instead!


Just Cavalli S/S 2012


Marta of Dear Diary

Balmain Paris S/S 2011

Where to Buy

To find a Broke & Chic friendly pair you’re going to have to keep an eye out. H&M and Topshop would both be great places to start. If you’re okay with spending more than $40 try ASOS, Zara and Joe’s Jeans. Happy shopping!

What’s your honest opinion on this up and coming trend? Could you ever see yourself wearing a pair of metallic pants? Let us know in the comments below.