Some mornings you just cannot find a wear-to-work outfit that you like; right?! My solution when I am feeling uninspired by my corporate / wear-to-work clothes is to accessorize them in my own way to make a classic corporate outfit feel more fun and fashion forward. That is what I did with this look!
Don’t get me wrong, I do love these teal/green pants as a trouser for the office all the time; but, when I put them on with my white button down one morning I just felt the outfit felt blah – it didn’t have enough flare. So, I got a little crafty and got my DIY on. The polka dot bow you see is actually just a polka dot neck scarf with a brooch.
To do this DIY, I tied the neck scarf around my shirt collar (you can safety pin it at the back under the collar if it doesn’t want to stay in place). Next I tied the scarf into a bow and then simply pinned the gold brooch to the center of the bow. I cannot express enough how much I loved this look- it was an instant mood booster!
I have a couple of silk scarves in various colors and definitely have a habit now of DYI’ing them into temporary bows with brooches to be worn with classic button down shirts. I have a plain black button down that I love to wear with a white and black scarf and this same gold brooch.
If you’ve got a scarf and a brooch in your closet – try out this DIY and let me know if you like it! I would love to see the results. If you don’t have a brooch, there are so many great options out there! I’ll link up below some options for brooches that I think would work particularly well with this DIY.
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