Leather and Leopard

Do you think this combination could be appropriate for business attire? Believe it or not, the answer is yes! Certainly every office environment has its own rules, but generally speaking, you can wear these trends if styled with ‘business attire’ in mind. I recently saw a colleague wearing this combination and she rocked it! At her request I did not show her face, but here’s her terrific outfit…

Her pants are faux leather, Banana Republic brand, that she bought on Poshmark for next to nothing – tags still on! If you are sure of your size this is a great shopping option…in terms of ‘faux’ leather, I am a huge fan. The price points are insanely reasonable and the materials are way better than fake leathers from years ago…what makes these pants completely office appropriate is the loose fit – save your fitted leather leggings for date night! Below is another loose fitting option from Zara…

With pants this loose, balance them with a fitted cropped jacket on top…

What else contributes to the overall professional look of my colleague? Her ‘duster’ style cardigan. The longer length is a more sophisticated look than a typical waist length sweater and it is versatile enough to wear with jeans. Here’s a similar one now available at Ann Taylor…

And finally, let’s see what shoes she wore…

A pointed toe block heel – perfect! Comfortable to be in all day, yet enough height to be flattering. Here’s another option that I love with pants…

A tassel loafer pump! These are from Ann Taylor, generally comfortable and often on sale!

Well, ‘mystery lady’, you get a thumbs way up from me for this chic look! Your choice of classic chunky gold jewelry was also perfect to keep the look classy and not overly trendy.

Ladies, would YOU wear this to work?

Candy Costas

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