I was having a conversation with Hallie the other day about how my style has become increasingly more casual over the past few months. Since I switched jobs in August, I don’t necessarily go into an office every day. My last office was business casual — blue jeans were only allowed on Fridays. Part of me misses dressing up a bit more each day, but had you asked me how I felt about that three months ago, I would have said that I’d give anything to be able to wear jeans. Easier mornings, hello! The grass is always greener, isn’t it? I’ve been enjoying pairing loads of layers with my blue jeans this fall, but I feel like I should make the effort to dress up a bit more during the week. Easier said than done!
Two years ago when I was living in Chicago and working in a non-corporate environment, my style definitely revolved around jeans, a collared shirt, a sweater, and a third piece like a vest or blazer. Blame it on briefly working at J.Crew, but this equation became the building blocks for my daily outfits.
Collared Shirt (you know I love a chambray!) + Sweater + Vest, Jacket or Blazer.
Now that I’m back on my blue jeans kick, I’m back to my basics. This outfit looks pretty much like what I’ve been wearing every-single-day. I like to dress up my basics with fun patterns (like the one on this sweater from TJ Maxx) and statement accessories like fun sunglasses, metallic booties, and some jewelry (obvi).
I was stoked to find this designer sweater at TJ Maxx. I’m so in love with the pattern, and especially the little leather accents on the side zippers and on the sleeves. And don’t even get me started on the price! Great quality for a great price… Can’t beat it!
Fair Isle Sweater & Nude Lip Gloss via TJ Maxx
Expressing yourself through fashion, and knowing how to put together a great look—at great value, is what being a Maxxinista is all about. At T.J.Maxx you can score the unexpected to make your own personal style statement. Here’s to rockin’ your real deal. | Disclosure: Compensation was provided by T.J.Maxx via Glam Media. As always, all opinions are my own! Thanks for supporting the brands and collaborations that make Bows & Sequins possible!