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.
- Pleather Pencil Skirt: $85 Zara
- Blouse: $60 Zara
- Ria Leopard Booties: $150 Sam Edelman
- Handbag: $200 Junior Drake
- Bangle: $85 House of Harlow
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.
- Black Fleece Suit: $1195 Brooks Brothers
- Shirt: $170 Thom Brown
- Tie & Pocket Square: The Hill Side
- Watch: $200 Citizen
- Bluchers: $430 Mark McNairy
Nguyen works as a Strategist and writer at McCann Social Central. He also maintain his own blog (www.postmoderngentleman.com) 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
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