2 Trends -- One Outfit for the Office

If you have been following your Couture Cheapskate, you know by now two trends for Fall are green and lace.  Here is a professional outfit that incorporates your basics with both trends for an easy, polished look.

Start with:

High-Waist Rib-Inset Pencil Skirt
$59.90 at Express Stores and express.com

The black pencil skirt is a must-have basic to any woman's wardrobe.  I always suggest looking for one that hits 2 inches above the knee for a professionally appropriate look.  It is the perfect complement to your blouses especially any in the season's hottest color, for example.... 

Simply Vera Vera Wang Drape Front Top
$48.00 at Kohls and kohls.com

If you just want one great piece for fall, this chic blouse is a great choice.  You get emerald green for a beautiful color.  A ruffled accent for a stylish twist.  A pleated neckline for a blousey, flattering fit.  A ribbon belt for a feminine silhouette.  What is not to love?  The drape of the top works well back to both a black skinny pant and a wider leg.  Of course this blouse is also a great complement to jeans with a nice shoe.  Perfect dress-up or dress-down option to add to your closet.

So where is the lace?  On your legs of course with the season's hottest trend in hosiery!

Patterned Tight-End Tights in Bloom Lace
$28 at select department stores and spanx.com

Truth.  There are sexier lace tights out there but I found this pair worth noting for two reasons.  First, they are professionally appropriate in more liberal offices when worn with a longer skirt and tasteful top as shown above.  Second, they are Spanx which means you get a little sexy and a little control-top.  A fashion oxymoron if you will, but it does exist.  These tights provide shaping to not only the muffin top area but through the hips and thighs as well.

The key to lace tights is to make sure whatever you wear them with is not over-the-top sexy and more on the conservative side as not to invoke the bouidor.

CC Tip:  Substitute the ribbon belt on the green blouse with the The World's Most Amazing Belt.  Add a basic black pump for a complete polished and professional outfit.

Black Pencil Skirt at express.com
High-Waist Rib-Inset Pencil Skirt
Green Blouse at Kohls and kohls.com
Simply Vera Vera Wang Drape Front Top
Lace Tights at spanx.com
Patterned Tight-End Tights in Bloom Lace

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