Do you ever have trouble getting dressed for a special occasion? How about those daytime special events? I think those are the most difficult because you still want to be business like, but also want to add something a little fun to dress up the everyday blahs. Let's start by naming some possible events. I think they can be anything from an in-office office party to a daytime charity event. Dressing in separates is probably the best way to go. Sounds overwhelming doesn't it. OK, let's break it down into steps.
1. Choose a special piece. This can be a top or a jacket. Let's choose a top for this example. Keep in mind that we're going to add a jacket or a sweater over it. Since the top is our special piece, choose one with detailing. Detailing can be anything from a ruffle to a sparkly trim. It can also be a pretty pattern.
2. Now bottoms. The bottoms should be a wardrobe staple that you should already have. A pencil skirt is a good basic. If you don't have one, try nice charcoal gray trouser pants. I emphasize charcoal gray because I want to get you away from black pants. They're so early nineties.
3. The next step is choosing the outwear. A well-fitting blazer is a great start. Not a blazer person? How about a cashmere cardigan sweater. All gals should have one.
4. Color is key to putting together your outfits. For the bottoms, I would stick to neutrals - those would be brown, camel, gray, navy blue, and black if you must. If the top has a pattern, I'd choose one of the accent colors for the outerwear.
5. Choose a nice pair of shoes. Dressy flats or flashy heels.Dorothy Lee grey slouchy heart tee (on sale $75).
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