Fashion

Spring Work Outfits

I wanted to share some spring work outfits for you guys because it’s been a while honestly! Now that I can wear jeans to work everyday, I’ve definitely had a smaller focus on work wear. But just because I don’t have to dress business casual, doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t either! So here are 5 spring work outfits for all your ladies that need to wear real clothes to work every day!

Outfit #1

I found these Something Navy Pants on Nordstrom recently and thought they were such a great piece to have in my closet. They can be dressed up for work or dressed down for a casual day out. I loved them so much I bough them in both colors! I paired it with an old sweater I got from Old Navy, but the color is so versatile that you can wear it with pretty much any neutral color! I paired it with white flats from Steve Madden to keep it really stylish and put together.

Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Old Navy / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 2

I found this dress at Zara in the fall and I think it’s a great piece to bring back for the spring! The colors and material are perfect for this time of year and the fringe is very on trend. Mine is sold out but I found this one at Zara with a similar silhouette. I paired it with these navy Steve Madden heels to bring out the navy in the dress.

Dress: Zara / Shoes: Steve Madden

Dress: Zara / Shoes: Steve Madden

Dress: Zara / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 3

I think this is my favorite outfit ever! I’ve told you time and time again how much I love pink right now and here’s the proof! Not only is this completely wearable for work, but it’s wearable outside of work also. I wore this one for Easter brunch actually! I found these pink pants at Topshop on sale (!!!) and this cardigan from Madewell! My pants are sold out but they come in a few other colors. If you still want pink, these are similar!

Sweater: Madewell / Top: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Madewell / Top: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Madewell / Top: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 4

I’m not huge into skirts, but for the office they can be a great clothing choice. It’s a nice alternative to pants with a similar kind of freedom as a dress! I got this gray skirt at target a few years ago but here’s something similar from Zara. My sweater is Something Navy and super light weight which I love. It’s sold out now but here’s a similar option from Topshop.

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit # 5

Finally for casual Friday’s, let’s add in some jeans! These are my favorite jeans from American Eagle that I always wear. I’ve had them for about 5 years now! I paired them with this pretty floral button down from Something Navy. I love the pink and the purple on this, so I decided to pair them with my purple heels from Charles David. My shoes are sold out but here’s a similar pair!

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

Top: Something Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Charles David

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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Fashion

Fall Work Outfits

Now that it’s September, I thought I’d start sharing some of my transitional outfits. The transition from summer to fall is always bittersweet, I think. I love being out in the sun, going to the beach and the carefree connotation that comes with summer. But, I do love the crispness of fall, the fresh earth colors and cozy sweaters. It’s a tough trade for me! However, fall is the best season for clothing and you are not allowed to argue with me!! So today I’m sharing some of my favorite summer to fall work outfits.

Monday

Now, you know I like dressing up nice for Mondays to get myself in the right mode for the week. But now that it’s almost fall, I need to account for the fact that they blast the AC way too high for the temperatures outside. So I went with this lightweight olive/earthy green from H&M and threw on a cozy sweater over. It’s a great way to keep warm and still look presentable.

Dress: H&M / Cardigan: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Kate Spade

Tuesday

This is one of my favorite looks I’ve ever out together! I love black and tan/khaki. But I especially love these slingback heels. They are super comfy, super flattering and very stylish.

Top: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Old Navy / Belt: Old Navy / Shoes: Chanel

Wednesday

Like I’ve said before, I like to get a little more casual on Wednesdays because you know, it’s Hump Day. We can wear jeans to the office, so that’s typically what I’ll opt for mid week. This lightweight button down is great for when it’s still fairly warm out, but the warm orange color screams fall.

Top: Target / Jeans: American Eagle / Belt: Old Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

Thursday

By Thursday, I’m trying to find the motivation to make it to Friday, so I tried to brighten up my week with a yellow cardigan. It’s very fall, but the skirt reminds you that there’s still some remnants of summer hanging on! I paired them with some nude flats to keep myself comfy.

Top: Express / Cardigan: Target / Skirt: H&M / Shoes: Steve Madden

Friday

Fridays are usually very casual and comfortable, but I remembered that I had this skirt and really couldn’t pass up the chance to post it. I decided to pair it with a gray sweater, because a groutfit is the definition of casual. Like it’s in the dictionary. Probably.

Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: Target / Boots: Urban Outfitters

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Business Casual Work Outfits

Figuring out what is office appropriate and what isn’t has taken me some time to learn. In my first year of working in a corporate office, I’ve had my fair share of not-so-good office outfits and some that really hit it out of the park! It took me some time to figure out what my professional style was going to be and during that time I also realized that how I dress affects how well I perform in my job. I’m all about being comfortable, but I also like to look professional and put together. So, I put together some of my favorite summer work outfits to hopefully inspire you to be comfortable and professional!

Monday

Mondays are when I like to look the best in order to start my week off right. Right now for the summer, I love bright or patterned dresses on those rough Monday mornings to put me in a great mood!

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Dress: Target (similar) / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Kate Spade (similar)

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Tuesday

Similar to Monday’s look, I try to keep my most professional looks for the beginning of the week because that’s always the busiest part of the week and I want to feel as productive as possible. Does anyone else feel like Tuesday is even worse than Monday?? I kept it comfortable with a bright red dress and some mules for this look!

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Dress: H&M (similar) / Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar) / Bag: Kate Spade (similar)

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Wednesday

Ahhh hump day! By this part of the week, I’m in full comfort mode and like to keep it really simple. A comfy pair of Pixie Pants from Old Navy and a button down is always a great office look. Plus these cute pink loafers add a fun pop of color without being too over the top!

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Top: Target (similar) / Pants: Old Navy / Belt: Old Navy (similar) / Shoes: Steve Madden

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Thursday

Thursday is always one of those days that can go either way. Either I’m in a great mood and want to dress up or I’m crazy stressed and just want to be comfortable, so this outfit is good for both! The simple pants and top keep me comfortable but the wedges help me look a little bit more put together.

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Cardigan: Target (similar) / Top: Express / Pants: Target / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Kate Spade (similar)

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Friday

Yay for casual Fridays! Even though I’m a firm believer in business casual for the office, I do love a good pair of jeans after a long week of meetings. For the summer I like to keep it simple with a soft button down and a pair of mom jeans with casual sandals.

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Top: American Eagle (similar) / Jeans: Topshop / Sandals: Steve Madden

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