Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

February 27, 2017

Easy and Chic Workwear Outfit.

All items in this outfit are restyled from my closet, similar picks linked for all:

     Another request that I received in my reader survey was to start sharing more workwear and business casual outfits. (Again y'all- just gonna say, if you're a blogger and haven't done a reader survey, do one ASAP! I learned SO much from it!) Anyways, I thought that this was a great suggestion, and here is a workwear inspired outfit today! 

      I'm at a very exciting place in life where I'm about to finish my education (for good!) and begin my career, so I'm beginning to think a lot about building my professional wardrobe. With that said, it can be costly to start building one! Definitely something that is easier to do over time than all at once. To help out my fellow new graduates who are also on a budget and just starting to build a work wardrobe, I wanted to show you that it's totally possible to create some work appropriate outfits with things that you already have. 

     The white and black striped top that I'm wearing is a closet staple for me! I wear it year round, styled many different ways (see it worn casually in this blog post!). I realized how easy it was for me to pair it with a red blazer and pencil skirt to dress it up. This skirt is also an item that I wear lots... you might recognize it from one of the more exciting outfits that I've worn on the blog- what I wore when I had the chance to attend a NYFW show last September! I challenge you to take a look in your closet and see what items you already own, and how you can pair things differently to make work outfits!

      I apologize that things have been a little quieter than usual on my blog and social media (although I have been trying my best to keep up with Instagram!). Those of you who are my real life friends/Facebook friends know the big news already... 😉 I'm still waiting a little bit longer to share what all is going on here on the blog. It's a BIG announcement, and I want to make sure that I'm able to announce it in the best way! There's also a lot going on behind-the-scenes with it.... so for the next month, blogging might not get to be my #1 priority. And in addition to that BIG thing, my mom and I are going on a super huge and very last minute international vacation! So much craziness happening right now. Anyways- I hope to be able to share everything soon! 

     xoxo Annaliese 



  1. those SHOES ahhh I love them so so much. this is such a perfect outfit for work/meetings! I graduated in May and it was def an adjustment learning to dress for work everyday. looking forward to this mysterious big news of yours ;)

  2. Girl you are looking so CHIC! I love the black/white/red color combo!
    -Anna |

  3. This outfit is so much fun for work - I love the pops of red.

  4. ooo I am loving the red on you girl. So chic!!! you always look so put together on insta stories!!! You never look bad.

  5. I love red blazers! I have one just like it. I've worn it to interviews before. Some people say to stick to neutral colors or black when going to interviews, but red is such a power color.
    Katie |

  6. Your blazer is too cute! Love the pumps also.

    Alix |

  7. Omg I love your pumps! I definitely need something like that in my closet NOW!

  8. I love how red looks when paired with black and white! Cute outfit!

  9. all about the pop of red from the blazer & how you paired it w/ that bag! x, nicole //

  10. Love the pops of red!


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