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Power suit spring 2022

power suit spring 2022

Power suit spring 2022 from left: sunglasses / golden drop earrings / vintage scarf (also love this one) / blue double-breasted blazer / white layering tee / spring nail polish / golden ring / black top handle bag / blue trousers / pointed toe slingbacks / black single-breasted blazer / blue mini tote bag / black trousers /

The power suit is back, and it’s the most versatile set you can own. A classic blazer and a classic pair of trousers can turn into multiple outfits and take you through an entire week in the office, or an entire week of lunch, dinner, shopping excursions, the theater, and more! This is the best trend to reemerge from the last century, and I am here for it!

Of course, the power suit can be worn alone and evokes a sense of self-confidence, chic-ness, and power. In addition, the blazer and trousers and can easily be paired with other items in your closet, making multiple outfits for the season. If you can only buy two items for spring, buy a power suit!

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Let’s start with the blazer. It can be worn with jeans, a denim skirt, shorts (huge trend for summer-more on that later), and a prairie skirt for a structured vs. unstructured look, which will also be hot later this year. The blazer can also be worn over a dress. It’s a great way to instantly update an entire closet. Bright colors are on trend for spring 2022, but if a bright suit isn’t your thing, look for classic black; you can never go wrong with black.

The trousers are so amazing! You can dress down trousers with a top and street sneakers, or pair them with heels and satin top for a night on the town. Looking for a daytime look? Try a blouse, puff sleeve tee, or satin top with trousers and flats, you will look chic and sophisticated. Love that!

Do you work in a conservative office environment? You may already own a classic black suit, why not add one fun and colorful suit for the year?! Bright blue, orange, yellow, and green are the hottest hues in suiting this spring 2022 season. Orange is actually the trendiest color if you want to be cutting edge. I chose blue because, well, I love blue!

Casual Friday outfits can benefit from your power suit too! I am not a fan of jeans on casual Friday, I think they are too casual. A pair of trousers with a nice blouse, slim sweater, or top is an ideal casual Friday look. If it’s chilly, you can add a tweed blazer or tweed jacket to finish off the look.

Simple necklines are hot for spring 2022. When accessorizing your power suit for spring 2022, keep your neckline simple. I have a hard time with that, so I like to add a vintage scarf or a necklace with a pendant. It’s still simple but adds a little somethin’ somethin’.

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What do you think of the power suit for spring 2022? Are you excited for the trend?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

power suit spring 2022

Fashionable tote bags for work fall 2019

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work tote bags from top left: animal print tote bag  (under $100) / IT bag tote bag (hot designer IT bag!) / black print tote bag (under $200) / printed black tote bag (beautiful designer investment bag) / croc embossed tote bag (under $500) / quilted tote bag in black (under $500) /

Stop carrying that canvas laptop case to work that HR gave you for free when you were hired. Grab yourself a fabulous, and fashionable, tote bag for work which is both classic, and on trend for the fall season; and beyond!

You might be looking at the six totes I picked out and you might be thinking, “Gee, they’re mostly black!” Well, I love black bags for multiple reasons. The number one reason being they transcend season, so you can wear a black bag throughout the year without worrying about looking like you have last seasons bag. Black also hides dirt, and work bags are often set on the floor and tossed around. It’s important to have a sturdy bag which hides dirt that might be picked up during a busy work day.

Although these bags are classic black, there is an affordable and trendy animal print option, as well as texture. Most of these black bags have texture, which adds something interesting and chic to classic black. I’m thinking of picking up the quilted black tote bag this season. I love the convertible strap, and the chic look of the horizontal quilts.

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Which tote bag for work is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Turtleneck sweater and boots

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: Chanel Melancholie / Earrings: Kendra Scott / Blanket Scarf (on sale!!) / Sweater (sold out, also love this one on sale!) / Skirt: Tahari (old, also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Rings: Kendra Scott / Nail Polish: Chanel Troublante / Handbag: Givenchy / Boots: Tory Burch (on sale!)

It has been such a cold fall season! As we head into winter here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the weather is getting chillier, and chillier! Due to this fact, I find myself reaching for my turtleneck sweater a few times per week!

A turtleneck sweater is such a great piece on its’ own, or layered under a coat. I love how it can be casual when paired with jeans, or look pulled together with an office appropriate skirt. A turtleneck sweater can also be spiced up with long necklaces, or a blanket scarf! Love that!

In the photos above, I paired my favorite turtleneck sweater with a warm, wool blend skirt from last year. I adore this skirt! I originally purchased it for fashion week in September 2014. It worked out well in my suitcase since it was easy to pair with different tops. I love how it is black in back, and grey in front!

In order to wear a skirt in the 40 degree weather we have been enduring lately, I have found my boots are a life saver. They keep my legs warm, and allow me to wear skirts for church or work meetings. If you have been following along, you have seen me write about how fabulous these boots are in past articles. They are extremely comfortable, I can walk for miles in them, and they are currently on sale! Fabulous!

Which pieces do you find yourself reaching for often in order to stay warm? Do you brave wearing skirts in cold weather, or do you stick with warm pants?

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