Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Liz Lisa outfits for work 2.0

I've done two somewhat similar/related posts in the past [What I wear to work] [Liz Lisa work/play transition outfits], but after getting a few suggestions, and thinking about the changes to my wardrobe and personal style choices, I wanted to do a revised version! It's taken me a little while to publish this because I wanted to really think about what might work best in the most situations (not just my own) and also be different enough and not so repetitive from the past posts. At the same time, I think I used some of my favorite work pieces in the past, so I couldn't not include them but definitely wanted to put a slightly different twist on them at least.

When I first started buying/wearing Liz Lisa, I used to think that wearing a pair of Liz Lisa pumps or using a Liz Lisa bag with my regular (non-Liz Lisa) work clothes was "incorporating Liz Lisa into my work outfit". Now, I feel like there's definitely a lot more obvious options for work attire! Some people are still crying for what used to be, but I'm definitely on the side of embracing what's in front of me especially because there's still plenty of the old spirit continuing.
I still used some non-Liz Lisa items in these coordinates (especially because I prefer non-Liz Lisa bags for these kinds of looks), but the main pieces and shoes are all Liz Lisa! I also tried not to repeat any of the items throughout the 9 looks, but there could definitely be more if I were to reuse a few

Outfit 1 -
OP - Liz Lisa flower collar OP
Cardigan - Liz Lisa lace peek cardigan
Shoes - Liz Lisa (flower) wedge pumps
Bag - Juicy Couture 2-way bag
Accessories - Liz Lisa many flower earrings and Liz Lisa flower pearl barrette

Outfit 2 -
Top - Liz Lisa lace sleeveless bow tie blouse
Skirt - Liz Lisa monochrome flower skirt
Cardigan - Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno rose drop cardigan (lavender)
Shoes - Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps (white)
Bag - Samantha Thavasa purse
Accessories - Liz Lisa 2-chain butterfly necklace

Outfit 3 -
OP - Liz Lisa lace fit and flare flower fade OP
Cardigan - Liz Lisa flocked cardigan
Shoes - Liz Lisa suede ribbon pumps
Bag - Liz Lisa scallop ribbon shoulder bag
Accessories - no brand headband

Outfit 4 -
Top - Liz Lisa cherry top
Skirt - Liz Lisa waffle x lace skirt
Cardigan - Liz Lisa scoop neck cardigan
Shoes - Liz Lisa 2-strap ribbon pumps
Bag - Michael Kors purse
Accessories - Ribbon barette from Daiso

Outfit 5 -
Top - Liz Lisa ladder lace blouse
Skirt - Liz Lisa lace border skirt
Cardigan - Ank Rouge key embroidery cardigan
Shoes - Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps (yellow)
Bag - Liz Lisa round tulip purse
Accessories - Kate Spade New York ribbon stud earrings and Kate Spade New York ribbon ring

Outfit 6 -
OP - Liz Lisa small flower print OP
Cardigan - Liz Lisa cardigan
Shoes - Liz Lisa heart suede pumps
Bag - Samantha Thavasa purse
Accessories - no brand ribbon clip

Outfit 7 -
Top - Liz Lisa chiffon A-line blouse
Skirt - Liz Lisa small flower print skirt
Cardigan - Liz Lisa 3D flower cut cardigan
Shoes - Liz Lisa pearl back ribbon pumps
Bag - Kate Spade New York purse
Accessories - no brand ribbon barrette

Outfit 8 -
OP - Liz Lisa big rose faux 2-piece OP
Cardigan - Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno rose drop cardigan (white)
Shoes - Liz Lisa ribbon pumps (navy)
Bag - Kate Spade New York purse
Accessories - no brand ribbon barrette

Outfit 9 -
OP - Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno flower stripe OP
Cardigan - Liz Lisa My Melody 2017 fukubukuro cardigan
Shoes - Liz Lisa ribbon pumps (pink)
Bag - Samantha Thavasa purse
Accessories - no brand ribbon barrette

In truth, I don't always dress like this for work, mostly because it's allowable for me to be slightly more casual/not always so strictly modest. Not everyone's work environment is as casual as mine, but I hope there's still some inspiration here for you! It's not all himekaji-type outfits but Liz Lisa doesn't only produce himekaji-type items which is something that I've really grown to embrace. There's definitely been a multitude of items over the last several years that can be easily worked into business casual outfits like these and I'm always happy to have more opportunities to wear my favorite brand.
To see what I most often wear to work on a daily basis, consider checking out my (bi-)monthly OOTD posts or my Instagram account! I hardly go anywhere besides my job, so most outfits I actually wear are for work.

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  1. omg these outfits are so cute in themselves, you could leave work and no one would think they were work outfits. Ahh, I am jealous that you can dress like this for work! I wouldn't want to change my job just so I could dress nice, but it would be an added bonus for sure! I love how you use cardigans, I really need to use mine more.

    1. I definitely love to use cardigans to make an outfit a bit more "conservative" or "work appropriate"!

  2. Love all these outfits! A lot of the simpler/more grownup styles work nicely for work. You look super cute in these outfits :D

  3. So cuuute! I wish I could wear this kind of stuff to work ;__; (have to wear a stupid uniform and khakis lol) The cardigans and purses are such a nice touch~ My goal is to work in a nice office and dress as fashionable as you!
    - Amiman♥

    1. Haha sometimes I think a uniform would be so much easier (and hopefully I'd spend less money on clothes!). Hope you find your ideal job soon!

  4. Gosh, so adorable. The prevalence of collared dresses is real (and loved). I feel outfit 1, 4 and 8 are things I could actually wear to the office, and in NYC where everyone is always in black, that's a real success. Thanks for another lovely post!

  5. Your wardrobe is goals๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  6. These outfits are all so pretty and classy! I wish I could more easily wear coords like this to work... I usually spend a decent chunk of my day in the lab, which requires closed-toe shoes and covered legs (plus involves a reasonable risk of getting gross stuff on yourself), so I usually don't bother, haha.
    Do any of your co-workers wear cute or feminine styles that are at all similar to yours? Or are you a significant outlier in that regard?

    1. I'm definitely lucky that my work environment is pretty forgiving! While my immediate department is relatively small, we work in an area that's shared with many other groups and a diverse collection of individuals but most are a bit on the older side and I think have bigger things to worry about than buying clothes like this and dressing with a purpose. I'm in the lower 10% in terms of age. For a bit, I was the youngest in the office haha.