Annabel, one of my long-time best friends, was home for her sister’s wedding recently when I asked her to help me with my latest assignment: wear leather to work. Since I pretty much
ask her for fashion advice let her dress me when she’s home, I knew she’d be insanely helpful. She’s a talent agent at WME in LA and says, “I love fashion, so it’s fun for me to find ways to incorporate current trends into my professional wardrobe.” Teach us your ways, Annabel!
So aside from Annabel’s amazing leather pants, I learned this genius trick from her as well: she wanted to break up the black on black look and grabbed her boyfriend’s button up to layer underneath her turtleneck. It was the perfect oversized shirt to peek out and break up the black. I never thought to layer under a turtleneck before, let alone with my husband’s shirts. (His closet better watch out.)
I’ve never tucked a sweater in before (they’re usually too bulky or too long) but this one actually worked tucked in. Did I mention it’s cashmere? (For under $98 . . . my kind of cashmere.) The (faux) leather skirt is comfortable and didn’t ride up like lots of other high waisted skirts I’ve tried. It runs true to size – I’m normally a size 6 and didn’t have to size down because of the high waist. And these shoes . . . I’m in love. (They’re on sale and almost sold out in black but come in other colors
Wear Leather to Work Outfit Details
(On Annabel, left)
J. Crew Black Turtleneck (similar)
J. Crew Daphne Topcoat (size small for reference – also in petite and tall sizes and in navy and bright red)
Men’s Slim Fit White Shirt – Currently 40% off!
(On Scotti, right)
Express High Waisted Minus the Leather Pencil Skirt (true to size, wearing size 6) Currently 40% off!
J. Crew Everyday Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Vivid Burgundy (size small for reference)
Lily Jade ‘Madeline’ Diaper Bag (Comes with the best insert that I use in every single bag I own . . . this is the bag I used exclusively for the first 6 month’s of G’s life)
Shop Leather to Wear to Work