What to Wear #28: A Bit Formal

New week, new outfits! I’m willing to live in leggings all the time, and while I’m a big fan of sticking to what works for you, what you feel comfortable in, I also like variety. Hence my black trousers popped in to my head and I went on the new outfit search journey from there. I don’t have a strict dresscode at work, which is amazing – I get to experiment a lot, and there are also so many other stylish people with their own individual take on style to observe. Yes, we all just look at each other and do this:

The last time I wore these black trousers was to a trade fair last year. I wasn’t sure about dressing as informally or colorfully as I usually do, since this was a business event. I had also discovered I literally didn’t have anything besides leggings and jeans, so like the (occasionally) mature woman I am, I went on a slightly nerve-wracking, but ultmately successful shopping trip. For me, despite my love of all items informal, fun, quirky and constant pull to layer, black trousers are a staple I feel like owning, even a kind of small family tradition. Power suit still needs some thinking about, though, but I’m working on it.

But they do feel a little more formal to me. One of my many shorter cardigans looks like it will work in this case, the dark-teal (totally googled proper color names just now). It also sings to the formal tune I decided I have going on, but the color choice ensures the outfit doesn’t end up too severe in combination with the black of the lower half. I love me a scarf, and I go for it with a silver-white and turquoise background, with a pattern of flowers in the same colors. It is spring, after all, and this accessory also takes care of the element of whimsy I love to include in my daily attire. Not so formal after all, I guess! I got the scarf at a market stall in Florence and every time I look at it, it reminds me of days spent in one of the most enchanting European cities I’ve ever been to. My trusty black velvety ankle boots are the shoe choice for today, as a friend and I are going out to dinner later and I don’t mind wearing slightly dressier shoes. Actually, these work both ways.

But the following day I’m definitely gonna go geek…





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