A Leopard Doesn't Change Their Spots
Here's a story about being an adult that also weaves seamlessly into the inspiration for this blog: Before working where I currently work, I worked at two start-ups where --to put it mildly-- your clothes don't f*cking matter. You want to come to work in jeans, a shirt that could also possibly double as your pajamas, and chanclas?! No problem.
But, then I got a job in a place where I am expected to wear button-downs and trousers (like, what?!) and I had a major problem -- I didn't own any of that. That meant I had to go shopping (no problem there), but also, I knew I wanted to start a blog, I knew I wanted it to be style based, and I spent an obscene amount of time browsing through photos of Harry Styles drooling over his clothes (and his face... but whatever) -- so this blog was born.
My last few posts have consisted of super casual clothes, but today I wanted to bring you something a bit more office appropriate. For this look, I borrowed inspiration from Harry's Ellen appearance back in 2015, in which he wore a $750 Marc Jacobs leopard print top, black skinny jeans, and black boots.
Because I wanted this look to be a bit more professional, I opted for the J. Crew Any Day Pant and the Marc Fisher oxford versus his jeans and boots. Our shirts, however are nearly identical. I think this look would also work with the shirt untucked like he has it, but for the sake of not getting death stares in the office, tuck that button down in (or don't... whatever... you do you!)
And since we're on a bit of a roll with the office appropriate clothes --a bit of a roll meaning this one outfit-- next week's will also be office appropriate. And will also be a trip back in time, as it's one of the outfits I shot in Dallas while I was there for the holidays.
See you back here next week -- same time because I'm prompt. Except in real life, where I'm always late... but that's a story for a different time.
Photography by Shakala Kyle