Thursday, October 9, 2014

Let's Get to Work: Classic Work Pieces & Scandal Inspiration

Loft Blouse (old), Zara belt (old), Banana Republic Martin Fit (here), Banana Republic Mad Men Collection Pumps (old)
Michael Kors Oversized Scout Watch (here)

As I write this, I'm watching the latest episode of one of my favorite shows, Scandal. I tried not giving in the popular television show but it got me and it sucked me right in. I'm a big fan of the creator, Shonda Rhimes and her highly successful TV shows, Scandal is no different. I love the fact that main character, Olivia Pope has an incredibly intense career as head of her crisis management firm and is someone you don't want to mess with. What I also thoroughly enjoy on the show is Olivia's sense of style. She is known for her classic yet feminine, neutrals outfits which include high-waisted slacks, sophisticated jackets and structured handbags. Her style has become so inspiring, The Limited actually just came out with a Scandal collection and it's absolutely fab.

I'll admit, Olivia Pope's wardrobe is a great inspiration when it comes to my daily work wear. I'd like to describe my style as classic, preppy but trendy and her outfits are a great example of classic, stylish sophistication in the work place. Hopefully one day I'll be able to rock a Ferragamo jacket like her but until then I'll stick to pieces from Loft and Banana Republic - my favs!

This look I put together is truly one of my favorites and was so easy to style. As much as I love dresses and skirts, there's something about a well fitted pair of slacks that stands out to me. Of course I got this Navy pair from BR tailored (they the Martin fit, size 2P and were hemmed about 2 inches) and I kept the rest of the outfit neutral with a red belt from Zara and cream colored blouse from Loft. I especially like the high collar and bow at the top. I thought it added a little retro touch to the look. I topped the look with my leopard heels also from BR (from their older Mad Men collection, 2012 I think?).

Who's look are you inspired by? Let me know in the comment section below!

xo, Maia

Photos by Sandra Christina

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