Casual Friday permits expressing your style
When you are in the corporate work field or your work dress code is Business Casual, Casual Friday permits you to go a bit more comfortable. The safest way is to go for a typical work outfit that meets the dress code and swap one piece for a casual one. For instance, wearing a denim jacket instead of the usual blazer. In physical science, the dress code is casual to begin with. Thus, Casual Friday typically means that I can go a bit more edgy with my outfit like wearing leather beyond a classic pencil skirt, coat or leather blazer as long as there is no meeting scheduled on Friday. Then things become more formal and the dress code is at least business casual.
Leather and pearls are a do
Leather is often associated with Rock’n Roll style. However, the roots of wearing leather go far back in time. At least men wore leather both on week days and weekends. In Bavaria, for instance, men’s lederhosen are decorated with charm chains called charivari on Sundays, for weddings and other celebrations. Thus, adding a pearl necklace to a leather top is just adapting the idea for a woman. I love the combination of leather and pearls.
A pea-coat is an outerwear classic
When you are following this blog for a while, you will certainly remember my post on what to look for in a pea-coat. While pea coats originally were designed to be worn by men, they are perfect for women. The slight widening at the bottom gives the illusion of an hourglass shape. Which woman over 40 doesn’t love that? This cut is also so comfortable as it permits movement. Ironically, the cut was designed with sailors being able to climb masts in mind. 🙂
Alaska’s cold season requires gloves
I love styling my outerwear too. Even though a great pea-coat has pockets that were designed for warming the hands, I need gloves. When the car stood in the parking lot for more that nine hours, the steering wheel is ice-cold. My fingers get cold in no time without my cashmere or silk lined leather gloves. So to speak, the gloves do double duty. The gloves add to the style factor and insulate my hands. I am still looking for a navy blue pair.
Do you have a Casual Friday culture at work? What is it? Jeans and a nice T-shirt? What is your greatest style challenge when dressing for Casual Friday? Let me know by email, I am curious how I can help you.
Top of the World Style linkup-party
Welcome to the 86th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to all of you stylish ladies and gentlemen who linked up in the past. You and your lovely outfits make this party so exciting, fun, and inspiring. You are an awesome crowd!
First let me introduce you to today’s co-hostess, Sheela Goh, the blogger at Sheela Writes. On her blog, Sheela touches on female empowerment, self-love, and debunking societal expectations, to bring out the best version of you via style, beauty and wellness.
Top of the World OOTD
Carrie, blogger at A Lovely Little Wardrobe attracted the most clicks, and hence became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Her styling of a purple in four different outfits showed no fear of this tricky color. All outfits looked so effortlessly chic. It seemed like purple is a neutral.
Yana, blogger at A Handful of Stories became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I love her take on wide leg trousers with a bow tie and hat. A nice tension between very feminine and menswear. The braids make the look sweet and cute. What a great look for a young woman.
Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.
Top of the World Style pinterest board
As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style Pinterest board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts on this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you the invitation. All you have to do then is to accept the invitation and start pinning your outfits.
Sign up on the email reminder list
When you are new to this party and want to be added to the VIPs who receive an email invitation for the Top of the World Style party please signup using the form below.
When you want to be featured at the party as a co-host, click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.
- Grab the above banner and put it into your sidebar if you like
- Please follow your Hostess via wordpress, facebook, twitter, pinterest, and/or instagram
- Please follow your Co-hostess via twitter, pinterest, instagram
- Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
- Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows to give them some traffic, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi
- Please spread the word about the party so you and everyone of us gets even more traffic. You can share the word about the party easily by tweeting Join the awesome outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup party. Thank you.
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