OOTD: How To Make Monochrome Work at the Office


It’s no secret I love a good monochromatic outfit, but this trend isn’t just for ladies, like myself, who work in fashion; monochrome can work for most office attire.  To prove it, I have styled a work-appropriate OOTD in head-to-toe GREEN.  This isn’t the first time I have styled green in monochrome; for additional inspiration, check out THIS POST from last summer in a Mean, Green Monochromatic Bikini Scheme.

This outfit was built around a Vintage Green Suede Skirt from the 70’s.  In fact, I styled it in a more 70’s fashion this past summer in THIS POST.  I love the Green hue of this Suede Skirt.  In addition, the slight a-line cut and knee-length make it an appropriate alternative to your usual black pant or pencil skirt at the office.  If you love the skirt as much as I do, you can buy it from my eBay store (ShopGingersCloset.com) at the link below:

Vintage Green Suede Skirt on ShopGingersCloset.com

For today’s work-appropriate OOTD, I chose to pair the skirt with a hunter green cap-sleeved sweater from Zara.  I love the femininity of sweaters that tie at the neck like this one does.  The insane winged feather hat is perhaps the only accessory that would not be appropriate in an office setting.  Then again, is there really a rule against it?  I say, dare to be different and bring back some 60’s Secretary Real-ness to your hum-drum office attire.  My jewelry includes emerald earrings from Forever 21 and a vintage, two-toned flower brooch.  Finally, I chose a large crocodile bag (with plenty of room for your work day supplies) and my favorite quirky shoe by Charlotte Olympia (check out the close-up of this ridiculous shoe below :))

Outfit Details:

Sweater: Zara 

Skirt: Vintage circa 1970’s (Available for Purchase HERE.)

Hat: Vintage circa 1940’s

Earrings: Forever 21

Brooch: Vintage circa 1960’s

Handbag: Vintage circa 1970’s

Shoe: Charlotte Olympia


Photography: Ashleigh Cuty, @Ashleigh.Cuty

Styling: Karen Weaver, @GingerSnapsNYC

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