7 New Outfits for 7 Days of the Week
Here’s how you outfit-plan like a boss
Real talk: You’re busy. Like all of the time. And we’re guessing outfit decisions are about, oh, 47th on your priority list? So we’ve teamed up with Macy’s to put together our favorite looks for every day of the week from their exclusive brand INC International Concepts. Take notes and incorporate a weekly outfit plan into your own routine. Your mornings will then be all that much sweeter. Here’s where to start.
MONDAY: FLOWY CULOTTES
No matter how many times you fell asleep on the couch Sunday afternoon, you never seem to feel totally rested on Monday. To set a more positive tone for the week, go for the holy trinity of office fashion: professional, trendy and comfortable. Light-colored culottes add a bright contrast to a dark sweater, and a cropped suede jacket brings texture and warmth (especially when that office AC is cranking). To keep the look from feeling stuffy, round out the bunch with a heeled sandal.
TUESDAY: A BUTTON-FRONT SKIRT
A midi skirt and striped blouse is the ultimate in fun retro style. (The ’70s are back, baby!) It’s demure and professional (especially if that skirt is in a rich suede) but still on trend and head turning. Finish with a neutral pump, and you’ll be the hot topic around the water cooler.
WEDNESDAY: AN OVERSIZE VEST
This right here is classic sophistication--but with a twist. You’ve got your business-casual cropped trousers and timeless crewneck sweater. To take it to the next level, top it with a workwear vest or a sleeveless trench. In this case, three pieces are chicer than two.
THURSDAY: WHITE JEANS
Today at lunch: Skip the ketchup. (The fries can stay.) You’ve got some bright white pants to make a statement in. Keep the outfit tame by adding on a crisp chambray button-down and pointed flats. It’s simple and classy, but edgy enough that you’ll look like you mean business. Bonus points for rolling those sleeves.
FRIDAY: A DENIM SHIRT DRESS
Finally, a day to give your waist a break. A little drawstring dress is relaxed while still being polished, and it capitalizes on the all-over denim comeback without looking like Britney and Justin circa 2001. Step into a stacked-heel bootie (in brown or tan, not black) and you’ve got the ideal casual Friday office outfit.
SATURDAY: A COLD-SHOULDER BLOUSE
If there’s one new trend to adopt this spring, it should be the off-the-shoulder top. Your skin is screaming for a little sun by now, but otherwise you’re tastefully covered up. Toss one on over some cuffed denim and a strappy sandal, and you’re ready for wherever your Saturday adventures take you.
SUNDAY: FLARED JEANS
Flare jeans: old school, classic and crazy flattering. This high-waist denim cut is a universal style, complimenting your shape no matter what it is. For a foolproof brunch look, tuck in a pretty short-sleeve blouse and balance out the length with some chunky platforms. With a sweet outfit like this, the end of the weekend won’t feel like such a downer.