Lace Back Sweater | Work Week Wardrobe

lace back sweater from Banana RepublicOn Friday I listed tons of things I’ve been loving for spring, including this gray lace back sweater from Banana Republic. I ordered a few new things for spring over President’s Day weekend, and it feels good to incorporate a few new things into my wardrobe for the new season. Especially when said items were on sale.

Whenever I shop for new wardrobe items, I often search for pieces that can do double duty. I was thinking about that weekend when trying to decide if I should style this sweater for a casual look or a work look. I started thinking about how many of my recent purchases could also be worn dressed up for work or dressed down for the weekend.

This has inspired a new series this month that I’m calling Work to Weekend. I’m going to choose a few new pieces and style a work week look and also a casual look for the weekend. I hope this will be a fun series that can inspire both of us to look at wardrobe pieces as being multi-functional.

Since this sweater has a fun, lace up back detail, I kept the rest of my outfit simple. I do work in marketing, which is a creative environment, but our team is small and generally when I get dressed for work I tend more towards the conservative side. I went for a sort of mono-chromatic look with black and shades of grey. I added some color with a fun lip color/gloss from Covergirl. I’ve linked all the items, or similar ones below.

This sweater is thick, but the open back makes it a great winter-to-spring transition piece. I’ll post this sweater styled for a casual look on Friday this week, so be sure to come back for that one.

lace back sweater from Banana Republic

lace back sweater from Banana Republic

spring style for the work week

spring style for the work week

spring style for the work week

spring style for the work week

lace back sweater from Banana Republic

spring style for the work week

spring style for the work week

Outfit Details: lace back sweater – Banana Republic | Ponte pants – Calvin Klein | wedge booties – Dr. Scholl’s, similar | leather tote – J.Crew | earrings – similar | ring – similar | sunglasses – Target

What’s your philosophy when adding to your wardrobe? Do you look for pieces that can be styled for different occasions? How important is versatility to you? Did you buy anything on sale over President’s Day weekend?

Cheers,

Britney

PS- see more work wardrobe inspiration here.

 

 

 

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  • I love how the lace detail is in the back. From the front it looks so classic and then you have this fun detailing in the back. And sale? Yes please!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thank you, Amy! When I ordered it I thought maybe it would look too boring from the front, but when I tried it on I was in love.

  • That sweater is so so fun! I love the cute cross pattern in the back! And I love that you’re sharing your wear to work style, I can always use inspo! xx

    • Thank you, Maya! I have a hard time finding work week inspiration too. Putting together outfits for the blog keeps me inspired during the week on those early mornings. 😉

  • Cute outfit! Love that sweater!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com