How to Rework Office Clothes: The Blue Collared Shirt

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TGIF!!!  After a short vacation hiatus, it is good to be back in blogging action! Two weeks ago, I was at friends’ wedding upstate and then last weekend, in Las Vegas for my good friend’s Bachorlette party. It has been a fun/relaxing/crazy past two weeks and a much needed break after this long winter.

But I am back now and ready for business! More specifically, LSP business. During the next few weeks, I’ll be posting more spring fashion looks, a few how-to videos about juicing and making your own almond milk, and I’ll also be launching a Summer Bikini Detox (which will be packed with new juice, smoothie, salad, and light soup recipes). I’m even going to try to sneak in a vegan “Cadbury” egg recipe. And there’s also some exciting site changes on the horizon (which is when I will launch the next #lspspringgiveaway), but more on that later. Back to this dress shirt topic…

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Recently, I’ve found myself having moments, usually when I’m running late, when I’m staring into my closet and it seems like the only things staring back at me are boring office clothes. If this ever happens to you, you can do either two things. First, you can cancel your plans and stay at home and watch Bravo (a fine choice). Or, the more fun-in-the-long-run decision, you can pull out that old blue Express collared shirt you probably bought on your first “I need to find an adult job” shopping trip and rework it!

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You can transform a collared shirt into a less-business, more-play piece with a few simple strategies:

  • Pair with cheery bright colors
  • Pair with a skirt in a sexy silhouette
  • Loosen up the shirt by rolling up the sleeves, undoing a few buttons, and slightly raising the collar on the back of the neck (not too much- we’re going for subtle)

In the case of this outfit, I used all three methods. After relaxing the shape of the shirt, I added a flirty mini in a bright coral color and finished the look with mint green heels. Perfect for a spring date look. (Probably not so perfect for the office though; you’ve been warned!)

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Shirt: Express/ Skirt: Aqua/ Heels: Rebecca Minkoff/ Bag: Coach/ Sunglasses: Ray-Ban/ Ring: Henri Bendel

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