Thank goodness for work environments with smart casual dress codes.
Have you ever done mental backflips when you heard a particular dress code wasn’t as strict as you thought it would be? I thought to myself that I’d have the best chances at creating outfits for work everyday. Fun, right? Well, not everyday. Especially when you have a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear. Girl problems.
I’m usually the kind of woman that plans outfits for the next day, just to avoid the hassle of looking for clothes in the morning rush. Sometime last week, I remembered I had an African print pencil skirt that I hardly ever wear. I thought to myself, why not take work outfits to the next level and give them an African touch? It’s a step up from usual office wear, plus, I think it’s a double thumbs up for taking the risk. It is, however, important to note that while wearing something made from African fabric, make sure the other item you’re wearing is slightly more formal, just to make the whole outfit work appropriate.
Shirt, Bag – H&M
Skirt – Tailor made (from a tailor in Kenyatta Market about 2.5 years ago)
Heels – Dorothy Perkins
Watch – ASOS via UK Dukas
Lipstick – MAC Diva & MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil
Would you add a touch of African to your work outfits?
Happy Hump Day!