You can go from a conservative work look to a fun-in-the-sun look in a flash. The weather is very warm in Chicago, and many restaurants offer al fresco dining which is where I am heading to meet friends tonight. This Intermix Exclusive tribal print top looks conservative and appropriate for the office when covered up with a draped cardigan. I also need the cardigan because it is chilly in the air conditioning. With a switch to a smaller handbag and by simply removing the sweater, I am ready to go to an outdoor cafe for dinner with this flirty summer top (which is not appropriate for the office).
Top: Exclusive For Intermix Tribal Print Ruffle Top, no longer available. See this Helmut Lang Intermix Exclusive Burnout Graphic Top, now $219 or this Intermix Helmut Lang Tetra Print Top, now $129.
Evening/Fun Handbag: Bottega Veneta Veneta Small Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag in Fire, $1780 or find this Bottega Veneta Woven Leather Ball Bag in Brown, $2200
Bracelet: Onyx and Mother of Pearl Cuff (Vintage), no longer available. Find this St. John Collection ‘Black Horn’ Stretch Bracelet, $65 with a similar tribal look.
Sandals: Joe’s Jeans Black Wedge Slides, no longer available. See these Dolce Vita Julie Platform Sandals, now $89.50
– Carol Calacci
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