how to wear leather to work

Top: (faux leather) Macy’s//Skirt: Zara//Heels: Zara//Bag:Coach
Mixing work and play can be difficult, especially when it
comes to clothing.  Over the years I’ve
found there’s a dividing line between “work” clothes and “going out”
clothes.  I’m been trying to buy pieces
that are more dynamic.  This darling top
I picked up from Macy’s is a great example.
As we know, leather is one of fall’s trendiest pieces.  So how do you incorporate your favorite
faux/real leather pieces into your daily work wear.  Here are two tips that might help you prior to
splurging on your next leather good. 
Tip #1- Mix materials. As you can see, the leather (which is
in the front) is the same color as the rest of the material.  A leather peplum or leather pencil skirt is
probably not the best idea for the office, however if you mix it with wool or
cotton it’s great to wear under a blazer or tucked in a pencil skirt. 
Tip #2- Neutral Colors. I picked up this white peplum
because I knew I could wear it with a bright color skirt or black slacks.  This top is also great because I can mix it
with ripped boyfriend jeans, which go great with sexy pumps or boat shoes.  So there’s a variety of things you can do
with a simple color.  I’d recommend
sticking with basic colors, when it comes to leather.  Red leather is a little tough to pull off in
the office (unless  you work in a fashion
forward office), opposed to a nude top with a black pencil skirt. 
logo olivia j


  1. Super chic working attire, love the neutral tone and the prints make it fun and chic! Love your blog and style dear. Im your newest follower on fb 😉

    Posted 8.20.13 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you Lilikoi! Yes, I'm surrounded by suits, need to mix it up. Excited for my new FB follower.

      Posted 8.25.13 · Reply
  2. Cylia wrote:

    really love your sandals 🙂

    Posted 8.20.13 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you Cylia. Nude strappy heels are my favorite, especially these Zara heels.

      Posted 8.25.13 · Reply
  3. Fowzee wrote:

    I love the outfit , the skirt is so cute ,


    Posted 8.21.13 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you Fowzee. Found the skirt at Zara on sale! I was holding out for a few months. Glad I was able to pic it up.

      Posted 8.25.13 · Reply
  4. ANG IE wrote:

    Your hair looks fabulous! Actually your whole ensemble is fab.

    Posted 8.21.13 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thanks Angie! Trying to mix things up with my hair 🙂

      Posted 8.25.13 · Reply
  5. Beautiful skirt and bag, very elegant.

    Breakfast at Cindi’s

    Posted 8.23.13 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      The bag is such a great piece to my collection. It can be worn as a cross body, which is nice when I'm lugging around a few too many things in my bag.

      Posted 8.25.13 · Reply
  6. wavystyle wrote:

    Sorry but where can I follow you on GFC?



    Posted 8.29.13 · Reply

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