As we celebrate our favorite mentors and mavens, we’re also reflecting on our careers and how an elevated workwear wardrobe can give you the confidence to achieve boss-lady status. To bring some of our workwear outfits to life, we turned to some of our favorite mavens: The Instagram Wives!
Sandra, Jami, and Darlene are the epitome of a supportive group of female friends. Based in the Bronx, NY, these bloggers make a point of meeting up on the weekends to shoot outfit photos and reconnect over brunch. Each of these amazing mavens uses fashion as her creative outlet and transforms tried-and-true workwear staples like black blazers into playful, professional ensembles that showcase their personality and flair.
Looking to update your workwear wardrobe? Take inspiration from the looks below and let your stylist know what to include in your next box!
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Darlene gives a simple pastel button-up a modern update by pairing it with an animal-printed belt, matching booties, and tortoiseshell shades. A blazer with a varsity stripe gives this outfit a bit of a sporty and playful touch, while still keeping it totally professional.
A pencil skirt is a classic workwear silhouette. But with rickrack and a bold floral print, this skirt is packed with personality. Jami leaned into the playful personality of the outfit by pairing her printed skirt with a polka dot-printed turtleneck and blazer. A bold lip and classic black booties pull this look together.
What’s better than a classic black-and-white color combo? Black and white with a pop of color, of course! Sandra’s printed top and boldly colored pants get toned down with a classic black blazer and pointy metallic flats. Neutral wardrobe staples ground what otherwise might be considered a busy outfit.
Sandra jazzed up a black-and-white printed tie-waist dress with bold accents. The red hue makes this look quite the power outfit—and with Sandra’s red heels and work bag in hand, she’s completely unstoppable in this look. Board meeting? No problem.
Gorgeous In Grey
While grey is often overlooked in the fashion world, Jami has created a greyscale look with a borrowed-from-the-boys feel that we are totally coveting. Jami has mastered the art of the monochromatic look as she was sure to balance out the head-to-toe grey with pops of color in her bag, necklace, and lipstick. Not to mention, her menswear-inspired printed pant goes perfectly with these stylish loafers.
While the combination of snakeskin, leopard print, and olive green gives us safari vibes, Darlene has made this look perfectly professional for the office. A metallic dotted top, heels, and a pencil skirt give this outfit a polished feel while the olive trench makes it versatile enough to wear it from desk to drinks. There’s nothing better than a look that effortlessly transitions from 9 to ‘wine’.
What is your workwear style like likely? Have you been busting out your blazers or touting your trousers? We would love to see your look, so be sure to share on social with the #mydiastyle. Wanting more workwear in your next Dia Style Box? Let your stylist know!