Fashion Work Wear Wednesday

Recycled Neutrals at Work

Styling basics for a simple work look

Happy Monday, y’all! How was your weekend? As always, the weekend went by extremely too quick for me and I’m already wishing it was Saturday again. As much as I love working and having a full to-do list during the week, relaxing on the weekends are equally a love of mine. I had so many exciting things happen this weekend that I am literally itching to share in the next few weeks! Until then, I am hoping that everyone is on a good track with their New Year resolutions and goals.

So, one of the few things I’m working on this year is buying less and giving more. The easiest way for me to work on this habit is to donate items when I buy items or the 1 in 1 out rule. While doing all throughout January and for the first week of February, I realized that I had way more clothes in my closet than I thought. While searching through stacks of clothes last weekend to donate, I found so many hidden gems that I haven’t seen since I moved into my condo over 3 years ago. Staring with this adorable Calvin Klein skirt pencil skirt for work. I remember scoring this on clearance for about $10 and falling head over heels in love with it. I planned to wear it to a conference at the time and end up not attending the conference AKA it never got worn and remained in the back part of my closet. This top was also a clearance find last year at a local boutique and so was this necklace. Does anyone else do the same thing? Buy something for a specific event and never wear it if that event doesn’t happen? That’s the main reason why I started by “3 Time Rule” where before buying an item, I find three places/events/! Do you have other wardrobe rules to keep your closet only stocked with what you need? Let me know in the comments. -xo, Azanique <3


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32 Comments

  • Reply Tori

    This skirt is sooo cute! I love the block style and the colors!

    Tori
    http://www.mooretori.com

    February 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Annaliese

    Your work outfits have been so cute Azanique!! And I love your ideas about buying less and giving more- I’ve been trying to do the same.

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    February 12, 2018 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Rachel Kennedy Christian

    I adore black and tan together! It works for any occasion!

    February 12, 2018 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply sofieyah

    omg i loooove that skirt!! and i totally love how you reused your neutral items for work <3

    February 12, 2018 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I try to never buy something unless I can see it being styled at least 5 ways or more with things I already have in my closet. It’s so important to think of how much you actually need something before you buy. I love that you’re being smart about your shopping!

    February 12, 2018 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Laura at Fairly Southern

    Oooh, I like the Three Time Rule! That is so smart! I am most guilty of buying something that I will only wear once (if at all) when I wait until the last minute to figure out what to wear to a function. I often end up running out at the last minute to find something, and due to being in a time crunch I may not have the time to find something that I really love and will wear again. I am trying to get better about this!

    February 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm
  • Reply Kate K.

    I got rid of my big dresser when I moved recently and I currently only have a shelving unit in my closet, so I am forced to live by the 1 for 1 rule, or nothing would fit! It’s a great way of making sure I’m actually wearing what I own.

    February 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply nicholle demag

    I love the color blocking on this skirt! It’s so cute!
    -Nicholle
    http://www.nichollesophia.com

    February 12, 2018 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Grace

    Love the color scheme that you’ve got going on!

    February 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply kileen

    This is such a cute outfit girl!! I am loving this whole color combo!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    February 13, 2018 at 2:28 am
  • Reply Deborah

    I’ve been practicing the one in one out rule too and I think my closet has sighed a breath of relief! haha
    I LOVE that skirt – it’s perfect for work!

    February 13, 2018 at 9:16 am
  • Reply KatWalkSF

    The perfect pieces to recycle.

    February 13, 2018 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Liz

    You look super cute! That shape is really flattering on you!

    Liz

    February 13, 2018 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Life With Emily

    Love a good neutral look!

    February 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Neutrals are always a good idea– great look!

    February 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Madeline

    Such a great work look! You look amazing!

    February 13, 2018 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Britt Whit

    This is so cute! I love that skirt!

    Britt+Whit

    February 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm
  • Reply xoxobellablog

    How cute is this look!! so amazing girl

    February 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    You look absolutely fabulous and confident in this look! I love the colors on you and your smile is contagious ❤️

    February 13, 2018 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Molly {Moon} Burton (@miss_mollymoon)

    This outfit looks fabulous on you! That color block skirt is so classic and the perfect statement piece to wear to work.

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

    February 13, 2018 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Greta Hollar (@greta_hollar)

    This is the perfect outfit for work! Love the color palette.

    February 14, 2018 at 12:34 am
  • Reply Christina @ Hugs and Lattes

    I love love love this skirt! I need to try that 3-rule!

    February 14, 2018 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Alex

    You look so gorgeous in this outfit! I’m not one that likes to dress up for work, but if I had to, I would definitely choose this outfit!

    February 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Ashley DTKAustin

    Hello, gorgeous! I am beyond in love with this look!! You look AMAZING!!

    February 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply April

    That is the cutest skirt! I love the color combination of black, white with yellow. Such a classic look for the office!

    February 14, 2018 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Kristin Leahy

    Loving this entire look! You can’t go wrong with pretty neutrals!

    February 15, 2018 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply timelessoptimist

    I know what you mean love! I am doing the same thing. It’s a lot of fun to go shopping but when pieces end up collecting dust it’s so much better to give it to someone in need.

    xx

    Cristina
    http://www.timelessoptimist.com

    February 17, 2018 at 10:43 am
  • Reply stylelullaby

    you pull off neutrals so well darling! wonderful photos too!

    February 18, 2018 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I have been trying to do this more! You look so pretty and I love all of the neutrals!
    xx
    Lauren

    February 18, 2018 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply jcrewismyfavstorej

    You look fabulous!!!! The necklace and the bracelet finish this look perfectly!

    February 18, 2018 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply adriana

    I love wearing all neutrals! So fun, this is such a cute look!

    February 18, 2018 at 8:50 pm
  • Reply Paige

    Your 3-time rule is so smart! I need to hold myself back from buying new things, but lately I’ve ONLY been buying clothes that I will wear at home – I don’t need anything fancy!

    February 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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