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!

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 wasn’t what I wanted – it didn’t have enough flare. So, I got a little crafty and got my DYI on. The polka dot bow you see is actually just a polka dot neck scarf. I tied it around my shirt collar and into a bow and then pinned a 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’ve linked up two similar to the one I am wearing here) but you can even find cute ones at places like Michael’s craft store!

One last thing for today – I announced yesterday on instagram that I am finally getting my YouTube channel started! I can’t wait to start sharing more content with you on that platform. If there are any videos you would like to see (style tips, hair or makeup tutorials, hauls, etc.) let me know in the comments below!

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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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