If you’ve watched enough Project Runway episodes, you’ve likely heard Tim Gunn extol the virtues of separates — particularly the endless mixing and matching possibilities they provide. It’s a perfect excuse for playing with layers during chilly months and layering up or down on your commute to and from the office.
Layers are a staple when it comes to creating a winter wardrobe – especially for an early morning commute. The black-and-white striped Attention Ruched Turtleneck is a great starting piece that’s easy to mix with other bold prints and patterns as your layer up. Whether you’re walking, taking the train or driving to the office, this turtleneck is the quintessential layering piece to keep warm and stay chic. To embody a #GirlBoss attitude with poise and confidence, layer on the leopard print Jaclyn Smith Swing Jacket before you head into a meeting at work. Then, drape the jacket over your shoulders like a cape when you’re ready to clock out.
Pair the skirt with a tailored blazer and you’re ready to rule the boardroom. The black-and-white Attention tuxedo jacket will give you the confidence you need to present to a room full of colleagues and attend a client dinner afterwards. Plus, it will layer well under your winter coat during the chilly morning commute.
For a prim and proper look with this skirt, opt for a form-fitting peplum blouse. The breathable fabric on this Attention top will ensure you’re comfortable during the commute and after a long day on your feet or at your desk. Layer on a statement necklace and grab some fuzzy earmuffs to complete your look as you commute home.
Oh, and don’t forget the footwear options. Ballerina flats, smoking slippers, and loafers are all commuter-friendly, yet fashionable footwear choices. If you long to wear heels but dread a pedestrian commute, simply stash them inside a roomy purse and swap them with your commuting flats when you reach the office. With these clever tricks, you’ll look as polished during your rush hour travels as you do during your morning and afternoon meetings!