A quick way to change a look is to simply swap out the bottom half, in this case my pants and shoes! This blouse is … J Lo from Kohls! If you ever have shopped at Kohls you know almost everything is “take 30% off” and then with a coupon “take an extra 20% off” you pay about $20. In the case of this blouse, I thought the color made the fabric and the sleeve detail look more expensive than it was. It is a little boxy so I belted it with a leopard print scarf. I find leopard prints to be a go-to way to blend just about any color — with black! Leopard prints seem to match all skin tones and hair coloring, and can pull an outfit together in a natural way.
Top: Jennifer Lopez Pintuck Charmeuse Top, no longer available. Belt this Vanessa Bruno Crepe Satin Blouse, now $172.
Sash: My own leopard print scarf from the 80s. This Lily and Lionel Animal-print Wool Scarf, now $105 is a great value, or get this Vivienne Westwood Leopard-print Silk-chiffon Scarf, $240
Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff Black Classic M.A.C. Clutch, $295
For Work Look:
Pants: Rachel Roy True Waist Cuffed Pants, now 70% off, $103.50
Shoes: Chloe Platform Pumps, no longer available. I’m loving these Nicholas Kirkwood Hidden Platform Pumps, Now $317.99.
For Play Look:
Jeans: Kitson Black Jeans, no longer available. See these Citizens of Humanity Elson Medium Black Skinny Leg Jeans, $174
Boots: Robert Clergerie Leather Boots, no longer available. These Robert Clergerie Women’s Timot Over-the-Knee Boot, $329.59 have a rubber sole, which is great for wet weather.
– Carol Calacci
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Tags: Citizens of Humanity Elson Medium Black Skinny Leg Jean, Lily and Lionel Animal-print wool scarf, Outfit from work to play, quick change outfit, Rachel Roy True Waist Cuffed Pants, Rebecca Minkoff Black Classic M.A.C. Clutch, Robert Clergerie Women's Timot Over-the-Knee Boot, Vivienne Westwood Leopard-print silk-chiffon scarf