Whether it’s meeting your besties for drinks or heading to last-minute holiday functions, your after-work schedule is probably bursting at the seams this time of year. With no time to run home between work and play, your best bet is to step up your work wardrobe so that you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way at 5 p.m. If you spend your 9 to 5 in a casual work environment, an easy way to add a touch of holiday cheer to your skinny jeans and boots combo is by swapping your top for a fun blouse.
These polka-dot shirts by Chinti and Parker can easily be incorporated into your weekday wardrobe. The U.K.-based clothing company launched in 2009, when cousins Anna Singh and Rachael Wood decided to come together in order to produce beautiful, high-quality, ethically-made clothes. Their collection is fill with everyday basics, all with a bit of a quirky, preppy twist. The polka-dot shirts are a perfect example of how they’ve taken a simple, classic-fit button-down shirt and added a fun print.
If you’re concerned at all that polka-dots might come across as childish, be sure to dress up the shirts with smart, grown-up accessories. Think of layering a statement necklace and painting on a bold, red lip to add instant maturity to the timeless print. Slip on your favorite pair of dark-wash skinnies or of-the-moment jewel-tone cords and bootie heels or riding boots to complete the look. When the temperature drops, pull a luxe cashmere sweater over top of this go-with-everything print.
The Chinti and Parker polka-dot shirt is available at Net-a-Porter for $180.
Buy it HERE.