DIY Work Day Style

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!

classic button down (my favorite fit!) // teal green pants // similar YSL handbag // heels // similar scarf // similar brooch

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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  1. passion fruit, paws and peonies January 19, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Congrats on kicking off your youtube channel – I'm sure it'll be fab! Great look, love the bold colours x
    Maria at Passion fruit, Paws and Peonies.

    • Lee T February 5, 2018 / 3:12 am

      Thank you so much!! I'm excited about it!

    • Lee T February 5, 2018 / 3:12 am

      Thank you so much!

    • Lee T February 5, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Thank you so much! And awww; yay! I'm glad you're inspired! If you do and share the photo on social media at all; definitely tag me so I can see!!

  2. Mary Tait January 24, 2018 / 2:26 am

    This is such a fabulous idea! I've been playing with brooches recently and trying to find some new ways to wear them. I will have to try this sometime.

    • Lee T February 5, 2018 / 3:14 am

      Thank you so much Mary; I'm so glad you like the idea!! If you try it and share a photo; be sure to tag me! I'd love to see your look!

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