Slacks, check. Pumps, check. Button-down, check. Blazer, check. Insert the every-day dull work ensemble here. We may be restricted by dress code when on the job, but does that mean that we have to wear the same dress code? You can have the slacks, pumps, button-down, and jacket – but you can also have them slightly different than your coworkers’…or your competitors’ for that matter. Take the jacket style below from Sine, sold now at Anthropologie – the round neck, military buttons and sleeve ruching make this jacket a professional work jacket, but with a very fashion-forward edge.
Now let’s just look at the collar. I absolutely love the layered collar effect shown here on this Alice + Olivia blazer. It’s almost like you when you know a skirt or a dress is higher quality of it’s lined. Well this collar gives the illusion of ‘lining’ in my eyes; plus it’s quite neat to look at. I also like the rolled cuffs to add some shade differentiation to the jacket. Plus as the jacket is a longer style, full-lengthed sleeves would add too much length to this look – the cropped sleeve balances it out very well.