Yesterday, as I was rifling through my wardrobe to get dressed up for a business meeting I found myself reaching for my trusty little black dress. Everyone has one. That one dress that you can throw on for something important and be ready to go in five seconds flat. I’m the ultimate culprit of this. (I also have a black high-waisted pencil skirt that sometimes substitutes the dress if I’m feeling slightly more creative).
Just as I was about to walk out of the room dressed like I was going to a funeral, my eyes fell upon a new entry to my wardrobe from OASAP. My heart print t-shirt. I’m not sure if t-shirt is quite the right word, but blouse doesn’t really fit either as it has no buttons. Anyway, it’s a bit smarter than your regular t-shirt as it’s made of a silky material, so whatever you want to call it is fine.
This is how I learnt that it’s okay to wear colour and still look smart. You don’t have to wear all black for business. As long as you team it with the right accessories (in this case, a blazer and heels) then you can get away with wearing those neon pumps, printed silk trousers or a glitzy jacket to a meeting.
I love the versatility of this top and as I was slipping it over my head I realised that it would just as well with a pair of shorts and flip flops as it would with my red J Brand jeans that I was going to team it with on this occasion.
I managed to squeeze in some quick outfit photos to show you the result before rushing off to my meeting. (Looking at these photos makes me realise just how badly I need to sort out my unruly hair!)
Top – OASAP*
Jeans – J Brand
Shoes – New Look
*I had a £2.55 credit to use on their website and this top cost me £14 so it’s kind of a little bit gifted….