When I get ready for work in the morning I like it to be quick and easy. I also employ this mentality when I am styling my clients. I want them know that they can easily match whatever bottom with any top they choose and that it will look great and, most importantly, be comfortable.
Start With A Statement Piece
As fall begins to creep in, you are going to start to see a lot more metallics. I've always been a sucker for anything with a hint of a 70's vibe (a la Studio 54 glam), and this gold and silver skirt does that just. It reminds me of Halston, but I actually found it at the Anthropologie in Stanford on sale (stay tuned as Kimberly share more on that amazing revamped location later).
Layer On Basics
Since the skirt makes such a (fabulous) statement on its own, I wanted to play down the rest of my outfit to make it appropriate for a weekday work outfit. I love high-low dressing, and this is the perfect example of how easy it can be. I paired a fun white blouse on top and my go-to white sneakers on the bottom. Since it's always a little chilly in San Francisco, I added my denim jacket as the finishing touch.
Pro tip: For an added element of style, try wearing your jacket over your shoulders. This also shows more of your top underneath.
Dress It Up For Night
To quickly transition this outfit from work to evening, I brought a pair of patent leather black pumps in my bag to put on. I'd also swap out my small stud earrings for gold dangles and be ready to go!