Those who know me, know that I typically gravitate towards neutral tones when it comes to my outfits. You know, (a ton) of black, white, grey, taupe, peachy/beige… all that fun stuff. I like to think my personality makes up for the lack of colour in my wardrobe. LOL. Nonetheless, I’m always trying to find a way to keep my looks interesting; especially when it comes to work-fits.

Here is a look from Part I of my 3-piece editorial series on office attire, with a twist. With this outfit, it is all about the statement blazer. I am a little blazer-obsessed, so finding this clean-cut black blazer with a hybrid texture is the exact amount of spice I was looking for to really make the outfit pop.

I paired it with a clean white collared button-down, black slacks and my go-to work pumps from Nine West. I can actually last in these heels all day without pulling out the emergency flats. Amazing.

For me, I feel the most confident when I am “put-together”. I have always been this way (i.e. I was the 4 year-old in kindergarten who would polish her shoes before school and bring a spare outfit in her knapsack “just in case”. Yes, that girl.). Anyway, being “put-together” is very subjective, and depends on how you choose define it and what makes you feel comfortable and confident.

Obviously, depending on your industry and work-setting, your definition of being “put-together” may have some limitations during working hours. I personally think the challenge makes it even more exciting, because you have to get creative if you want to express yo’self. Unless you want to look super vanilla. But who really wants to look vanilla? At least aim for something a little granola. Granola has texture.

Blazer: BCBG | Shirt & Pants: Zara | Shoes: Nine West | Handbag: Dolce & Gabanna |Hair & Makeup by me!

All photos were taken by my very talented friend and photographer: Saam Rahim


So there you have it, a standard (dare I say, basic) everyday work outfit combo with a little edge to it. Like I have said before, it is all in the details. Fashion is a channel through which we are able to express our individuality, so why be confined to a little box when we can make our own?

Thanks for stopping by… Stay tuned for Part II next week, where I play with some more textures!

Until next time –

xx, Es