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Trendy Mondays: Leopard Print

When I think of business casual separates I immediately envision Katherine Hepburn in a tweed suit or Lauren Bacall in tailored black & white pieces. I love those classic styles that bring to mind words like “sharp” and “timeless.”

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Leopard Print Blouse – Oky Coky via Trendy Mondays

Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Venla Bag – Vaska via Trendy Mondays

Black Pants – Oky Coky via Trendy Mondays

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While high-waisted black slacks and a blouse unequivocally fall into the “business casual” category, there may be those who argue that leopard print isn’t the most work-appropriate of prints.

When it comes to prints and colors, I’m of the camp that virtually anything goes, it’s really the silhouette and cut of the piece that determine whether it should be saved for weekends.

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A traditional button-down blouse in a fun print or bold hue is fine for the office, just keep the rest of the outfit minimal. Save your eye-catching mixing & matching for after hours and pair your prints with solids and neutrals during work hours.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

And the perfect way to finish off a chic separates look? A killer handbag bien sur! This Vaska number is everything that a girl needs in a day-to-day handbag – It’s versatile and effortlessly polished.

How do YOU like your leopard print?

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Business Casual Fashion

I was honored to be the July speaker for the W Hotel San Francisco‘s amazing Inspire series. A wonderful group of ladies and gentlemen joined me for a delicious luncheon at the W’s restaurant Trace where we chatted about workwear and business casual fashion.

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{Wearing a Kate Spade dress rented from Style Lend}

From what to wear when you’re meeting financiers to your first day at a new office to menswear styling – We covered some interesting topics that are very relevant to today’s working men and women.

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{Jewelry from Marrin Costello}

Below are a few of my tried and true business casual fashion tips:

  1. You want to feel confident & comfortable – Find a style that suits your body type and meets your company’s dress code requirements
  2. Gentlemen – Khakis are not slacks. Khaki  colored slacks are fine, but khakis are not slacks!
  3. The best way to go from day-to-night is to add accessories: Statement jewelry & killer heels for the ladies and a fun jacket, watch, or messenger bag for gentlemen.

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And the best, and easiest way to go take your work look out for a night on the town? A bold red lip!

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Thank you to the W Hotel for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful series and thank you to Fashion On The Square for including me in their great Fashion Week celebration.

Also, a HUGE thank you to all of the amazing people who came out for the event!

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Lan Jaenicke

After my recent W Hotel speech on workwear and business casual fashion I’m excited to share the last look from the Lan Jaenicke x MCLV collaboration.

This killer coat was one of my favorites – The oversized, dramatic collar really caught my attention. I love how the black & white print gives this classic piece of outerwear a bold, modern feel that goes equally well with brights or a minimal black look.

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 {Skirt, sweater & pearls from Lan Jaenicke – You can browse these stunning pieces & more here}

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Bracelet – Ann Taylor

Ring – Kamryn Dame {Find more Kamryn Dame here}

Nude Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

The perfect finishing touch?

Beautiful gold jewelry from Kamryn Dame and some serious strands of pearls. It’s amazing how something as simple as accessories can add the perfect amount of polish and luxury to a look and really take it to the next level.

Missed out on the previous posts in this wonderful series? San Francisco Fashion: Lan Jaenicke, Office Fashion With Lan Jaenicke & Work Style With Lan Jaenicke.

Are YOU loving these coats as much as I am?

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MCLV Style: Work Style

When you work in a business casual environment you only get to have so much creativity when it comes to your work style. You want to look professional and appropriate, but still find a style that’s flattering and makes you feel great.

Enter the wrap dress!

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Wrap Dress – BCBGMaxAzria

Heels – Sam Edelman

Tote – Z Spoke Zac Posen

Bracelets – C.Wonder

Rings – BCBGMaxAzria

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

A wrap dress is one of the few universally flattering styles of dresses out there – It suits virtually all builds, heights, and body types. Basically, it’s the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for dress lovers! 🙂

What’s important to me when choosing a wrap dress is the depth of the V-neck – If it’s a weekend or evening dress it can show a bit more skin, but I make sure that my work picks are a bit more on the conservative side to avoid dress code violations.

I’ve sung the praises of BCBGMAXAZRIA dresses in the past, I’m going to have to mention them again in a work style context. When it comes to shopping for workwear I have a few stores and brands that I return to time after time, which include Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, BCBG, Diane Von Furstenburg, and Zara.

What’s YOUR go-to work style?

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Work Style With Lan Jaenicke

I recently shared two of my favorite boldly colored Lan Jaenicke jackets with you – Aubergine & Chartreuse – So today I thought we’d chat about the separates living underneath those fabulous coats.

If you work in an office with a business or business casual dress code like I do – You end up living in separates. My closet is filled with simple pieces that can be quickly and effortlessly thrown together. You want pieces that are chic and flattering, and that go with everything in your closet to save you precious minutes in the morning.

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 {Skirt, sweater & pearls from Lan Jaenicke – You can browse these stunning pieces & more here and find shops that carry Lan Jaenicke here}

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Bracelet – Ann Taylor

Ring – Kamryn Dame {Find more Kamryn Dame here}

Nude Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors

Bag – Longchamp Le Pliage Tote

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

This pencil skirt fit like a dream – And honestly, there are few things greater than a killer pencil skirt – But it was the chic little sweater that I really fell in love with. The red stripe up the back is perfection. It retains its classic esthetic and goes with everything, but the splash of crimson gives it a little something extra. Not to mention the vertical line is incredibly flattering!

Pair these basics with nude heels and a simple tote and you’re ready for the office – Just add outerwear!

Do basic black separates fit into YOUR work style?

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