Style Resolution: How to Rock a Pinafore Like a Boss
When you step into the office, you want to have your #girlboss game on, and that means stepping out in an ensemble that says, “Yo — I got this.” A mix of sleek, fashion-forward accessories will do just that, like a structured bag in an eye-catching color and platform heels in a refined tortoiseshell print.
Topshop Textured Belted Pinafore Dress ($110) + Warehouse Crepe Roll Neck Shell Top ($62), ASOS Here and Now Sandals ($81), Charles Keith Structured Handbag ($93), V to Be Me Earrings ($12), & Other Stories Snakeskin Eyewear Case ($39), Sosie Lucia Sunglasses ($10), AARK Eclipse Black and Gold Watch ($199), Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick in Stella ($26), Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Compact ($56)
While pinafores make for prime layering pieces, they can definitely hold their own. For a night out on the town, rock that frock solo and pair it up with of-the-moment mules (decked out with a little bling, of course) and a polished gold collar. Look to playful fuchsia accents, like a carry-all pouch and lipstick, to infuse the outfit with energy, and then pull it all together with a bright graphic topper.
Topshop Textured Belted Pinafore Dress ($110) + Whistles Brushed Statement Necklace ($95), Gigi New York All in One Bag ($125), Loeffler Randall Jeweled Sandals ($245), Oasis Kimono Orchid Duster ($90), Need Supply Co. Artist Ring ($18), Cle de Peau Beauté Extra-Rich Lipstick in Shade 112 ($40)
Off-duty is one of the easiest times to don this tried-and-true piece. Collared shirts and pinafores are basically a match made in sartorial heaven. They just work, so it’s not a bad place to start when piecing together your weekend getup. Denim ensures an on-trend, yet laid-back look, while a pair of contemporary steppers and funky shades keep things feeling fresh.
Topshop Textured Belted Pinafore Dress ($110) + Madewell Rivet & Thread Popover Work Shirt ($98), & Other Stories Printed Leather Sandals ($100), Cambridge Satchel Company Mini Plush Lock Bag ($101), One Love Organics Skin Saver ($68), Spitfire Chelsea Mod Sunglasses ($39), Sole Society Straw Panama Hat ($60), Ettika Anna Wii Stack ($128)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!