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Meet my Office Sneakers

This post was sponsored by DSW.

uniqlo linen shirt

I’ve been increasingly drawn to flats (growing a baby does that to me every time!) and have been reaping the comfortable benefits that the juxtaposition of classic, cool sneakers with a professional outfit will bring. When DSW asked me to team up with them by creating a spring athleisure post featuring their athletic shoes, I knew I wanted to create an office-appropriate athletic-inspired look with some versatility. I’m all for full-on ‘athleisure’ too, but buttoning it up (literally and figuratively) means you can take the look from 9-5, then into the evening with comfort, style and ease. A quality you can’t underestimate when your days leave no room for fussing with your wardrobe.

My favorite part about the whole sneakers-at-the-office look is that it is universally chic. If you’re the type who has issues leaving the house without your heels, try pairing casual kicks like these Vans with a curve-hugging pencil skirt and a crisp blazer. Wearing polished pieces with your flats will give your look a boost sans heels and give your work clothes an instant cool-girl update. If you’re like me, you wont miss your heels all day.

A beyond-stylish colleague of mine taught me early on the importance of keeping a pair of heels and tube of lipstick in your desk drawer in case of emergency. This outfit is a classic use case for those two items because it’s ridiculously easy to transition. To make this work for night, just slip some heels on, swap the blazer for a leather jacket, unbutton one or two of your shirt buttons and head out on the town.

white blazer with white skirt maternity office wear pencil skirt and sneakers work outfit with vans turquoise vans

 

Wearing: Uniqlo linen tank c/o / Smythe blazer (here in navy) / 5th and Mercer Skirt / Vans c/o DSW / Susu clutch / House of Harlow 1960 bracelet / Baublebar necklace / Celine sunnies / Nars Heatwave lips

Brand Statement: At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes, and in the power of shoe lovers. With thousands of fresh styles for men, women, and children, we’ve got something for everyone, no matter who they are or how they dress. Shoes say a lot about you. Say something great.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mode Media. As always, the opinions expressed herein are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.

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Would you wear sneakers to work? If so, what do you wear with yours?

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Off the Grid in Windowpane Print

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As a child, the way to my older (and much cooler) sister’s heart was plaid. Obviously, her love of plaid enveloped me in grade school. Heck, I’m still mad for plaid. But things change when you begin working full-time in the corporate world. As a corporate woman (who is permitted to wear jeans to work), I’ve found wearing windowpane print is a fun compromise. For this outfit, I particularly love the over-sized fit and throwback vibe, which can look professional when tucked in a pencil skirt or dark skinny jeans. Read More

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Asymmetrical Easter

blazer with dress
Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely Easter (if you’re in to that sort of thing) and a great weekend! I wore this asymmetric dress to church yesterday. Our church is casual and I was mos def the most dressed-up person there, but that’s not unusual. Easter will always be a day reserved for Spring dresses to me. I don’t have any floral or pastel dresses (weird, huh?) so I added some Spring-time finesse with this ban.do flower my friend Cara recently gave me.

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Working It

Collective Concepts dress (other great work-appropriate ones here) / BCBG blazer (great option on sale here) / Coach boots (love these too) / Michael Kors watch /  Alex + Ani  & Anthro bracelets

Photos by workitberk
You may remember Brittany from  the ‘Day in the Life post from last November. She’s back and she’s covering office style on some the most enterprising, resilient and quirky women in tech: ‘Googlers’ (that’s tech-talk for Google employees). 

Here I am hanging out on YouTube’s basketball court, which happens to have a colorful fashion blogger approved backdrop. Check out more Googler style on Work it Google!

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