Watching so many teacher friends getting ready to go back to school made me start thinking about work outfits! Last year in my back to school post I wrote about all the different “teacher outfit staples” and a navy polka dot blouse has become another one of these for me. I noticed last week that J.Crew has a very similar blue polka dot blouse to one I own so I have been thinking about how I can wear it for work. When I was repacking some boxes last week in preparation for moving into our house, I came across these white ankle pants and this red neck scarf. An outfit idea was born! You really can’t go wrong with Red and Blue.
Neck scarves started showing up on runways and in Spring designer collections a few months ago and I’ve been waiting to see how I can try the trend. I have been working on ways to re-wear things I already own so I was really happy to come across this red polka dot scarf again (I bought it for my Rosie the Riveter Costume this year!).
The other two major items in this outfit – the navy polka dot blouse and white ankle pants – are such great work outfit basics that when you find one that fits and is made of quality material, buy it. I found the Drew Ankle Pants from The Limited this spring and love them for the thick fabric and inner lining that make them less see-through. Though the Drew Ankle Pants are sold out in this color, I’ve linked the other colors and other options of white ankle pants for you in the widget below.
Get the Look:
Blue Polka Dot Blouse, H&M. Almost exact Polka Dot Blouse. More in widget below.
Drew Ankle Pants, The Limited. See below for more white ankle pant options.
Polka Dot Head Scarf (similar pattern – for head only), Amazon.com. Worn as Neck Scarf.
Red Ankle Strap D’Orsay Heels, DSW (old). Most similar here, and more in widget below.
Cognac Structured Purse, Amazon.com. Similar structured purses here and here.
Pave Hoop Earrings, NY&Co.
Cat Eye Sunglasses, Nordstrom. Almost Exact Cat Eye Sunglasses.
Tory Burch 3 Strand Logo Bracelet, Tradesy.com 2nd-hand site.
Kendra Scott Rachel Double Ring, c/o.
Cuff Bracelet, Zulily. Similar here.
Mason Pave Ring, Nordstrom.
Michael Kors Two-Tone Darci Watch, Areatrends.com. More in widget below.
Stila Liquid Lipstick in Beso, Sephora. Also here and here.
Clickable Outfit Widget:
White Ankle Pants
Blue Polka Dot Blouse
Only a little over a week until our house should close and I can get the documents I need to get back to work! Thanks so much for visiting and good luck to those teachers out there headed back to school this week!
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