Styled: The Basics (Part II)


In my last “Vintage at the Office” post, I wrote about the importance of having basic pieces in your wardrobe. I decided for my second post that I wanted to continue that discussion, elaborating a bit on how to put together a knock-out vintage outfit using only basic pieces.

This outfit is a good example of the basics at work – I mean, what’s more basic than a white blouse and a black skirt? I think what transforms these simple pieces into a stand-out vintage outfit are the details, like the black piping and pointed collar on the blouse, the antique brooch, and pleats in the skirt.

Layering subtle details can really make an outfit shine. The key word here though, is subtle. Mixing pieces with many bold details can be a bit overwhelming for the office. So when assembling your next office outfit, look for basic pieces with subtle details and layer them. This is definitely one of those times when the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts!


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