Tuesday, November 23, 2010

InStyle Inspiration: Cube Chic

Today I wore my second look of the InStyle Inspiration; cargo vest.  I call it my cube chic look.  Working in an office and being confined to a cubicle isn't always the best place to express your fashion sense.  My office is very business casual and some people are way more casual than business.  I try to maintain my style while yet looking some what professional, let me tell ya not always easy.  When I saw the Look 2 of the InStyle cargo vest, it screamed office chic to me. 

While I only own the cargo vest from this look, I substituted a few pieces from my wardrobe to make it work.  Didn't have a graphic pencil skirt, so I wore a black skirt with some ruffle details.  Didn't have a white button down shirt, so I wore a white top with 3/4 sleeves.  No black heels for me either, after my ankle sprain this summer, I stay off anything higher than 2 inches.  I wore some black tights because it was a chilly day with black oxfords.  As much as I love wearing the cargo vest, not sure if I will do this look again. I think the vest is a bit too long to wear with skirts. If it was short it may work better.  I think leggings and jeans work better for this vest and my style. So here you go my look 2 with cargo vest inspired by the InStyle magazine. What do you think of my cube chic look?

Look 2: A skirt and billowy blouse project a ladylike attitude. Finish with heels and frame bag for work worthy style.

Cargo Vest: DKNY from Lane Bryant
Blouse: White 3/4 sleeve from Old Navy
Skirt: Black Ruffles from INC via Macy's
Shoes: Oxfords from Naturalizer
Belt: Woven Skinny belt from Torrid
Bag: Mulberry for Target pebble satchel


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