Feels Like Teen Spirit

IMG_7345IMG_7362               Top: DEX – Similar here  |  Skirt: YA  |  Necklace: Lulu’s  |  Booties: ModCloth              Clutch: Katherine Kwei

Something about work this week keeps reminding me of high school, and I have no idea why.  It’s a feeling I can’t shake and it’s definitely influencing my wardrobe decisions.  Plaids and pleats, both classic teenage staples, come together with this adorable black and white, knee length, full skirt. Then, for a splash of color, I add a bright red blouse with black piping at the neckline.  Black, white, and red are a traditionally powerful color combination and red means good luck in some cultures, something you can never get enough of in business.  Another part of being young is attitude and rebelling against tradition.  Like giving this blouse-skirt combo an avant-garde edge with black, peep toe, ankle boots with faux leather straps. Or this sharp, metallic, black and gold statement necklace.  And careless, frivolous fun never goes out of style with an elegant, snakeskin, black and gold clutch covered in rows of knotted fringe.  If feeling young means personal growth, experimenting, and rethinking who you are, then hopefully we all stay teenagers at heart.