At this time of year it is easy to get in a style rut. It's hot outside, no wait cold, no wait hot again so buying lots of season appropriate clothing is down right confusing and frustrating. I recently worked with a styling client that already owned great clothes but was having trouble putting everything together. Fortunately for the two of us it was really easy to create great looks without spending a dime, which is important when you are on a budget or just not ready to sink a lot of money into your wardrobe.
Lauren didn't have much in the way of winter clothes but she likes neutrals and saturated color so we worked with what she already had. I made a few suggestions for shoe options (nude pumps) and jacket options (blazers) to make these outfits complete but in the meantime we styled around what she already owned.
Having bought these sailor inspired pants on a whim Lauren didn't know what to wear with them. She specifically wanted help making these work for her so we went the nautical route and added a pink striped scarf to break up the navy.
Lauren also gravitates toward two extreme opposites; she's got plenty of neutral and a whole lot of saturated color in her closet. Our goal was to make a few casual yet professional outfits that she could wear either to the office or meeting clients.