To me, the best place to find fashion inspiration is in our colleagues, friends, and those fabulously dressed strangers on the busy city streets. It can be intimidating enough to walk up to someone at work and ask where they bought those Stella shoes, and even more so to do so to a complete stranger. Luckily for you readers, TWW is here to ask those questions for you with our new On-The-Street Work Wear series where we will be stopping every-day, hard working women (and men) just like you to ask about their fashion!
To kick off our new adventure, I would like to introduce you to Steph! She was spotted giving a presentation at Columbia College Chicago. I loved her vibrate green skirt and statement necklace and had to know her fashion secrets. Here’s what she had to share:
Name: Steph Jurusz
Occupation: English Instructor
What are you wearing?: A striped button-up from Modcolth (similar style), a green Express skirt, a belt from Charlotte Russe (similar style), Chinese Laundry ankle boots from Modcloth (similar style), a statement necklace from Target (similar style), and vintage rings from my grandma.
Fashion must-haves: BOOTS! I’m all about boots: Tall, short and in-between.
Fashion Inspiration: I love mixing very disparate elements from completely opposite ends of the style spectrum; like feminine florals with hard metals and masculine touches, or a grungy flannel with a vintage style skirt.
Favorite thing to wear to work: This is my favorite work outfit.
Favorite place to shop for work wear: Modcloth.
Style/Fashion advice: Never underestimate the power of a great statement necklace or scarf–they can change the complete look of an outfit, instantly making it look more polished. A great scarf can also help you use more pieces from your “non-professional” wardrobe. Have a top with a potentially questionable neckline for the office? Add a coordinating scarf and you’re good to go!