1. Zara Fabric Blazer ($79) // 2. Mango Chiffon Panel Blouse ($45) // 3. J.Crew Telegraph Skirt ($138) // 4. Ivanka Trump Carra Pump ($135) // 5. Michael Kors Hamilton Tote ($298) // 6. Liz Claiborne Collar Necklace ($17) // 7. Ralph Lauren Bar Drop Earrings ($26)
Jessica Alba is one of the few celebrities who can pull off boho-chic on Monday and professional style on Tuesday. I like that this look contains basic pieces that you can use to create other outfits. And if you’re looking for a handbag in a vibrant color, orange is a great way to go. It’s a bit more interesting than red but just as vibrant.
One. I bought this white blazer from Zara last month, and I love it. It’s a good-quality, heavy fabric. If you want something without the decorative buttons, I like this Aryn K blazer and I adore this Trina Turk blazer on sale (in several sizes) at Amazon. Wear a size 8 to 22? You need (need) to look at this Violeta blazer.
Two. This Mango blouse is one of the nicest tops that I’ve seen in this price range in a while. I like the cap sleeve, the pleated front and the sheer details. If you want more of a sleeve, try this under-$20 blouse from Forever21. Looking for long sleeves? Mango also offers this blouse with a sheer yoke.
Three. The slightly below the knee skirt is really hot right now. Before you decide that the longer length won’t work for you, do me a favor and try the skirt on. I didn’t think that it would look good on me either, but I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe you will be too.
This J.Crew skirt is a nice option. Looking for something under-$75? This Grace Elements skirt is a good basic. And I’ve had good luck with the Gianni Bini brand from Dillard’s, so I’d also give that skirt a look.
Four. A patent leather pump is a great shoe, with a pointed-toe it’s a sleek look for work. This Ivanka Trump shoe is a nice option. If you want to buy a more expensive pair that will last, these Ferragamo pumps will never go out of style. Need a shoe under-$75? These BCBGeneration pumps are a good place to start.
Five. Orange bags abound at the end of the summer, and the great thing about orange is that it works equally well as a fall hue. If you’re not looking to spend more than $100 on an orange bag, have a look at this Co-Lab satchel with a similar shape. I also like this sleek Kenneth Cole dome satchel.
Six. Want to jazz up a crewneck blouse? Choose a necklace that frames the collar. It gives the blouse a bit of shine while complementing the neckline. In addition to this Liz Claiborne piece, I really like this bamboo collar from Simply Soles. (It’s very Diane Lockhart.) This open chain collar from BCBG is a lovely, modern choice.
Seven. A small pair of drops are a great alternative to stud earrings. I like these leaf-shaped Ralph Lauren drops. These small teardrop earrings from Macy’s are lovely.