'The Man Repeller' Leandra Medine Posts OOTD Inspired By The Weekend, Like These 5 Ensembles
Congratulations, all, we have made it to Thursday. The Man Repeller Leandra Medine’s outfit of the day inspires a weekend-feel, as she demands all of the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday feels in all caps. I totally sympathize, Medine. The bad news? I can’t excuse you from the office. The good news? I can provide you with outfit alternatives that will make the cubicle life a bit more bearable.
No matter if you love or hate your job, work is work, and by the end of the week it takes its toll. That A-line skirt starts to feel a little too tight at the waist, and you’ve started to notice the cling of your button down blouse's collar against your neck. My friends, this is no way to live Monday through Friday.
Business casual is a vague term, my dears. All you have to do is look put-together and professional. No where in the definition of "business casual" does it say that discomfort is a mandatory component. Slipping into work attire should feel just as comfortable as slipping under the covers after a long day of answering emails, hopping on the phone, and starring into the cyber abyss we like to call the Interweb.
Wouldn't life be better if all the five o'clock on a Friday feels could be felt at 5 am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning? We spend our weekdays counting down to the weekend, but the truth is, we could be living it all day, everyday! Carpe diem, ladies! Seize the day, and seize it with that Saturday-morning-blank-slate-the-world-is-my-oyster attitude. If you can't reach the weekend, the weekend can reach you through your closet.
1. Leandra Medine's Weekend-Style via LikeToKnow.It
TOME Sleeveless cotton-blend twill trench coat, $1,095.00, net-a-porter.com
TOME Cropped cotton-blend sateen trench coat, $1,160.00, net-a-porter.com
3X1 The Boyfriend selvedge jeans, £218, matchesfashion.com
When you're feeling lazy, put an emphasis on the casual side of business.
2. Beach Meets Business
Topshop Petite Double Collar Blazer, $110.00, topshop.com
Batoko Watermelon Swimsuit, $55.00, shop.nylon.com
DKNY Jeans Soho Skinny Jeans, White Wash, $54.99, macys.com
The weather's warming up and the beach is calling our names. While I don't suggest you hide a sandbox under your desk (though that would make for a fantastic mid-day natural pedi), wearing a one piece as a bodysuit is totally acceptable. Throw a blazer on that baby and you've got yourself an on-trend ensemble ready for work or play.
3. Bring Your Office Outside With Florals
Old Navy Women's Cropped Linen-Blend Blazer in Neutral Floral, $25.00, oldnavy.gap.com
Express Coral Ruffled Zip Front Romper, $69.90, express.com
You could always fill a vase with flowers and put it on your desk, but that might make you sulk even more at the thought of all of the flowers blowing in the breeze outside your office. Plan B, if you can't be 'em, join 'em and wear bright colors paired with floral accessories.
4. Doing Business in Bed(wear)
Free People 'Breakfast in Bed' Button Front Top, $39.97, nordstrom.com
Eileen Fisher Organic Stretch Cotton Twill Ankle Pants, $148.00, nordstrom.com
VC Signature 'Caleena' Leather Espadrille Flat, $134.98, nordstrom.com
Comfort is key, and if you think you can hack it without dozing at the computer, incorporate a lot of cotton pieces into your wardrobe. You'll feel like you never changed out of your pajamas if you do it right. The shoe factor? Slip into flats and imagine they are your off-the-clock slippers.
5. Sundresses to Dress Down In
Ann Taylor Linen Cotton Open Cardigan in White, $59.99, anntaylor.com
Forever 21 Abstract Chevron Draped Dress, $24.90, forever21.com
Nothing says summer like a sundress, and with a light cardigan to throw over spaghetti straps, your summertime staple just became office appropriate.
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