Work to Play- One piece two ways

how to wear one piece two ways for work and play



I did a post a while back on how to wear two pieces two ways- work and play.    I decided to do a similar post with these outfits featuring one piece two ways. Both outfits feature the same striped sailor sweater.

This sweater works well for work with a pencil skirt and blazer. A striped sweater can sometimes be worn to the office more easily than a striped tee because a sweater will often be a bit more dressy than a tee. I’ve even got some pattern mixing going on here similar to the post I just referenced, thanks to the pattern in the skirt. The look stays professional because the pieces are the same colors.


business outfit with pencil skirt and navy blazer

women's pencil skirt outfit

women's work attire

Blazer- Charter Club-thrifted  option  option

sweater- Forever 21 (old)  option  option  option

skirt- JCrew Factory       option

shoes- Payless  option  option

necklace- Kendra Scott

earrings- Rocksbox   option  option

I also paired this sweater with white jeans and leopard flats for a casual look. This outfit is still a little more dressy with the sweater than a tee or other striped shirt but sometimes you need or want dressy casual outfits for the weekends. Sneakers would make the look more casual and a heel would dress it up even more. Flats are a good in between option.

navy striped sweater with white jeans

one piece two ways; sweater with jeans

spring sweater

striped sweater

Jeans- Loft  option  option

shoes- Target  option  option

earrings- Rocksbox  option

If you are looking to minimize your wardrobe or just get more for your money, shop with an eye for pieces like this that can be worn in more than one setting. Always ask yourself if you can wear one piece two ways or even three. Can you wear it both dressy and casual? It’s a sure fire way to get more bang for your buck.

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