How to Wear DIY: To work

I've talked before about work clothes, and fave patterns for dresses and skirts for work.  But honestly, most of the time I wear straight or skinny pants and something relatively interesting on the top layer, and I like long sleeves because my arms get cold pressed against my desk.

But, I really, really don't like black, particularly in structured or formal clothes, and so I try to keep it light and fresh for work!  Especially this time of year--I am sooooo tired of wintery colors and warm clothes!  This week has been teasing us with hot sun and then cool rainy days, but I still want to keep the spring feel going.

So I've been wearing the flares I made into straight pants a lot recently.  And I found this comfy, boxy Banana Republic sweater at Goodwill the other day, half off.  Not my usual shape but I really have fun with it!  It's an easy look.  Specially when add a "tranquil" effect to the pics... trying out PicMonkey for editing!

Yay, easy pants!!
Blouse: Old Navy. Sweater: Banana Republic (similar). Flats: JC Penney (similar).
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar/similar/similar). Pants: DIY, from flares!

Yep, that's what I look like at work most days!

How about you?  Do you ever wear DIYs to work?

16 comments

  1. I work in an arts centre which has an unofficial memo: wear black! Every now and then I got very bright & colorful just to rattle their cages!

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    1. Wow, sounds like you'd have to! Too much black can be a little dull!

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  2. I've been wearing my handmade dresses to work lately. I recently felt confident enough to wear them at work. For ten hours straight without fear of them falling apart! The dresses i have been wearing have self drafter collars and tomorrow is casual Friday so I'm wearing a short Humber so I can head out after work :D

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    1. Hey, congrats! That's great. I don't wear too many dresses to work because so often my dresses are so playful!

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  3. Cute look !

    Yes, I try to wear the clothes I've made to work at least a few days a week and I'm trying to also think more about what I need for work when I'm sewing - rather than just making more dresses :-). I work in a corporate environment, so I don't wear anything too crazy looking or party-like to work - but there's still plenty of scope for 'me made'.

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    1. Very cool! Yep, dresses are my fave to make but don't always lend themselves to work. I feel ya.

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  4. i love this look!! very cute!

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  5. This look is so cute! I just bought a cheap pair of white denim flares from target (70% off of course) that I plan to turn into straight leg jeans soon.

    Meg
    http://megshandmadelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!

      Ooh, sounds awesome! I love white jeans!

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  6. CUTE!! I love these simple, classic looks. They will never stop looking good. Also layering things over a plain white button down = my current obsession.

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    1. Thanks! Good point, I love classic looks, too!

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  7. Since I recently lost 30 pounds and need all new clothes, I go to dollar day at Goodwill every week and have been have a ton of fun refashioning clothes. I don't know why I felt I need ten pairs of jeans, but I either cut them off into capris, or just above the knees with a cuff, or make them skinny. So cute. By the way, you should have been a model. Such cute poses.

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    1. Perfect, sounds awesome! I'm sure you'll find something to do with 10 pairs of jeans, haha! I have a bunch of tutorials for things you can do with them, search "jeans" in my search bar...

      Thanks, you're sweet! =)

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    Loads of Love
    Ruhie
    The Sweet Life

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  9. Nice outfit.. simple but classy.
    Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas and tips on dress making.

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