Cute, easy, and classy - that's what this look is all about! It can be easily styled for either a day at the office or a night on the town. It's extremely easy to replicate, and also simple to make your own. Let's hop right in, shall we?


The trench coat is by far my favorite piece of the entire ensemble. You can never go wrong with a timeless khaki trench coat. They are good for all occasions - school, travel, work, play... anywhere! I also am in love with the lines of this coat. Instead of highlighting your waist, they draw away from it, creating a cohesive, clean-cut look.




A blouse on a black skirt is also an instant classic. You can pair a blouse from any season with a black skirt, and I guarantee you it will work. It's classy, but it can also be fun and edgy depending on how you wear it.


Next: shoes - one of my favorite subjects :) I found these gems at DSW 4 years ago, while on the hunt for Homecoming shoes. In fact, I have a second pair in a different color. The other ones, pink, red, and gold, are more difficult to dress down, but definitely bring the va-va voom factor, if need be. This pair, on the other hand, is a twist on the average nude heel. They are extremely comfortable and give the outfit extra pizazz.


Additionally, a silver bracelet adds a little "je ne sais quoi" to an outfit. In other words, it completes it. This particular bracelet comes from Pandora. Though I only have one charm on it now, I hope to expand my collection in the coming years!



You could make this outfit more work appropriate by adding pearls or a dangly pair, but I thought these studs made for a happy medium - classic with a twist!

Shirt: Banana Republic (similar) Skirt: Boden (similar) Shoes: DSW (Kelly & Katie) Bracelet: Pandora Earrings: Charming Charlie (similar)

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