VUE on OOTD (Outfit of the Day)
By Palenia Pichardo
Spring and summer are two my favorite seasons. You can find bright, bold colors and plenty of playful patterns to elevate your wardrobe. There are after work parties, rooftop lounges, brunches, and classic tea parties to attend. What’s a girl to do when she has to attend all these events in single day? With the right essential pieces, accessories, and shoes, your outfit of the day can go from a professional work look to ready for whatever the day throws at you.
I start my day at work with a professional look. The base of all my looks is a beautiful yet simple abstract printed dress. The print boasts bursts of spring colors, the knee length is appropriate for work, and most of all, it’s fun. Layering is key. I layered this look with a cream turtleneck, a blazer, heels, and of course, an eye grabbing necklace. Accessories can often dress up or add an elegance to even the simplest ensemble.
Now I am going to show you how to take this same work look and make it fun and flirty for afternoon tea. We keep the same base layer dress but add an amazing floral print poodle skirt. Floral patterns are a spring necessity for 2016. The pale pink open rose design pattern screams spring and summer. For tea, we lose the turtleneck and expose the top of the base layer dress, a simple V-cut top with embellishment is perfect for showing off your collarbone and shoulders. If it’s a little chilly in the afternoon, add a spring colored, motorcycle inspired jacket to give your look a little edge. We lose our statement neck piece but add an awesome handbag that every girl at the table will be asking about.
The workday is now completed and it’s time to hit a rooftop or lounge with the girls. It’s time to wow them once again with your base layer alone. We switch to nude shoes and add a longer jacket for the evening. Add a simple nude clutch to compliment your change in shoes. Finish off the third look with simple bracelets and a necklace. Your friends will be left wondering how you managed to work a full day and pull off three very different looks. The secret will be your versatile base layer, your arsenal of playful spring pieces, and the all-important accessories. What are you waiting for? Get out to your nearest boutique, pull out your laptop, or start shopping on your mobile device. Spring and summer are upon us and I want you all to look as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside.
Inspired by Plove fashion and style.
Outfits by Judy’s Boutique.
Photos by Stella Magloire
Location: La Neve’s Banquet Hall.