Shirt: J. Crew (Sold out but I love this one, this one and this one– All on Sale!)// Skirt: Banana Republic// Tights: J. Crew Factory//Shoes: Jessica Simpson// Purse: Louis Vuitton// Earrings: Diamond studs (Similar here)
Flannel is an amazing fabric for the winter. I’m not sure how they make it so soft but I’m sure not complaining! Throwing on a flannel and jeans is just about the easiest errands outfit for the fall/winter but not really that work appropriate.
I tried wearing a flannel with work pants but I still gave off that lumberjack vibe, plus it felt too casual for work. That’s when I had the idea to pair it tucked into a pencil skirt with tights and pumps. And it worked! I managed to be super comfortable and put together at work! Which might not sound like a challenge but it really is sometimes. The struggle is reeeeaaaal. Getting dressed up isn’t always that comfortable to begin with and being uncomfortable at work is actual the pits! Think about it, you’re at work a minimum of 8 hours and if you work in an office you’re probably sitting for at least 6 of them. Who wants to be uncomfortable sitting at their desk all day? Not me! And that’s where wearing my flannel to work comes in.
This year I decided to invest in a nice flannel shirt so I bought this one from J. Crew. You’ve seen it in this post and this post, which is actual proof how often I wear it. Who knew I’d be wearing the flannel to work too?! It was so worth the money. I have really long arms, which sounds a lot weirder than it actually is. I’m not a monkey I promise I’m just tall at 5’9″. So back to my long arms. I have issues with shirts and jackets but this flannel is long enough that I’m not forced to cuff the sleeves, like I had to do with last years. This particular one is sold out but I linked a few others that I liked.
Basically wearing flannel to work is okay in my books as long as you just pretend it’s a regular button down and tuck it in.
For the accessories I kept them simple because for work I tend to not wear too many statement pieces, those get saved for the weekend or after work. The bun was partly because I think it looks professional for work and partly because I was having a bad hair day. Might as well be honest over here. A good trick I learned from my ballet days is to put the bobby pin into the hair and push it away from the actual bun without securing it. Then, flip it so it is now facing the bun and push it in. This keeps the hair super secure! I don’t even have to use a hair thing when I do this. If this sounds confusing but something you’d be interested in seeing let me know and maybe (Maybe!) I’ll attempt my first video!
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