Oh how I miss the days when my Summers were spent basking on a beach with my girlfriends. Nowadays, I work, and I am coming to the conclusion that my overabundance of bikinis is really unnecessary since i’m in an office/courtroom the majority of my days. So do I envy the teenage girls I see strolling down Newbury with their moms on my lunch break, YES. Would I rather be waking up (naturally instead of to an alarm) and throwing on a bikini every morning instead of professional apparel, YES.
One of my biggest struggles every morning finding a happy medium between looking professional yet dressing in such a way that I don’t look like a sweaty dog when I show up to the courthouse.
My current go-to are wide-leg trousers, they provide a tailored, classic look, perfect for office and easily dolled up for a night out. Oh and they are nice and breezy, because as I advised in my last post – Summer Essentials- the less clothing touching/clinging to your body, the better. The black and white trousers pictured are by Adrienne Vittadini from Lord and Taylor, scored on major sale for only $29.99.
Now that I’m full time with the attorney gig, you’d think I’ve put my crop tops to rest at least during the weekdays, WRONG. When styling high waisted, wide-leg trousers you want to be careful and keep the proportions balanced thus, avoiding oversized tops that will appear bulky. Me being me, I’d advise going with a crop top like the one pictured from Zara (last season). However, if it’s after 5PM and you want to kick it up a notch, I’d advise going with a bodysuit. Otherwise you can’t go wrong with a fitted top or blouse, tucked in, to keep the polished look in check.
As for shoes, the best part about the wide-leg style is that it really doesn’t matter what shoes you have on. No one will know whether you are wearing flip flops or five inch stilettos. I’ve been rocking the Steve Madden “Tristy Peep Toe Bootie” nonstop this summer, available at Nordstrom Rack here.