I am drawn to both looks because I already own many of the components of each outfit. However, it is the look on the left I find most inspiring because I currently own a yellow skirt and it seems I only wear it with a black sweater or white blouse.
I know a few of you out there own the Zara Jersey Blazer, and if I did, I would be on the hunt for an animal print underpinning to go underneath it...so versatile. I also think a yellow skirt would be a fun yet neutral update if you are looking for something besides a black or grey skirt. Last, a nature-inspired statement necklace adds a bold but simple touch for pulled-together polish.
There is only one problem with this Piperlime outfit....967 to be exact. The cost of the outfit above comes in just under $1000. Not realistic. So I did some investigating to find pieces to make a similar outfit at a much lower cost.
Workweek Chic Outfit #1 by couturecheapskate1 featuring metallic shoes
Items included in set: Forever21 Textured Leopard Print Tank $17.80, a.n.a. Collar Necklace in Gold Filigree $16, Audrey Brooke Stud Panel Clutch $54.95, Forever21 Ruched Sleeve Jacket $13.99, Seychelles 'Jump At The Chance' Sandals $95, Seychelles 'Time Will Tell Sandal' $100, Loft Textural Pocket Mini Skirt $59.50, Savvy Jelly Rhinestone Gold Black Silicone Watch $23.10, Wild Bangle Set $5.80
The total for my outfit is $238. That being said, most of us already own a black blazer so we can make do with what we already own. And the most expensive piece of the outfit is the shoes which I am sure we can find a suitable option already in our closet. The key investment pieces are the animal print underpinning and yellow skirt. I have heard great things about this skirt from Loft and Forever21 has many affordable options when it comes to the animal print tank. Last, the $16 necklace has been on my radar for months and it seems this outfit is the perfect
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