Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying these chilly winter months- or maybe you are somewhere sunny! If so, send some sunshine to Buffalo!
As I begin to add more work appropriate pieces to my wardrobe, I always make sure they are versatile. Having pieces that can easily be styled during the work week and dressed down on weekends is a must for me. A goal for me in the new year is to start editing my closet and focusing on having higher quality pieces that can be worn infinite ways. When I studied fashion merchandising for my undergraduate degree, we learned about cost per wear (CPW) and I always found it so interesting. Cost per wear breaks down the cost of an item in your closet by how many times you actually wear it. It is likely that when you invest in higher quality basics, you will have them forever and cut down on the cost of trendy ‘wear once’ items. I’m linking a really interesting article here that talks all about CPW and how it can help you save money!
One of my favorite high quality brands to shop is J. McLaughlin. Everything I have from the brand are pieces I find myself wearing time and time again! When I started shopping for work wear I knew this was the perfect place to start. They have so many elevated basics as well as trendy twists on classics. In today’s post I’m sharing two workwear looks from J. McLaughlin, as well as how to incorporate these pieces into your weekend wardrobe. All of the pieces styled in this post can easily transition to spring as well- I can’t wait to style them once the weather warms up! I hope you love the looks as much as I do!
I saw the Fanning Jacket and immediately fell in love. It is so versatile and we all know how much I love navy! The details on this jacket are impeccable and it has become a new staple for me. Above I styled it with jeans and sneakers for an elevated weekend look, and then I paired it with the cutest gingham pants below for the perfect teacher outfit. Also how adorable are all of the details on theis bag and sneakers? One of my favorite parts about these gingham pants is how stretchy and comfortable they are! I am on my feet and moving around a lot throughout the day so comfort is essential for me.