Plaid Women's Workwear Outfit + Makeup Inspiration

It feels like nothing but school has been on my mind lately, and to try and counteract that a bit I wanted to put together an outfit that isn't for students. Instead I wanted to go with a semi-formal business workwear look that while totally work appropriate even for the most traditional and old fashioned employers is still fun and fashion forward. 

Top - As I'm sure you already know by now (as evident by my posts like trench coat outfit guide) I love crop tops. This one is especially cool because of the less common plaid print, normally I see this in thick flannel shirts) and the long sleeves that give it a more chic feel.

Skirt - Since this is business wear it's important to pair that crop top with high waisted bottoms to keep the look modest. I love this skirt because it isn't too tight but at the same time doesn't make you look like a box and the just below the knee length is super flattering.

Bag - Brief cases are one of the least flattering accessories, especially for women so of course I didn't want to add one to this workwear look. I did however need something to carry around papers in which is where this tote style purse comes in handy.

Shoes - Because the top is fairly trendy and twenties fashion I wanted to stay with a more conservative shoe. These pumps are perfect for the job. They're high without needing to be platform and are classic.

In the sequined tank casual outfit inspiration I forgot about adding in some makeup picks so I wanted to be sure to do it for this work attire outfit guide. Because the plaid print for the top is a little "out there" as far as work wear goes I wanted to keep the makeup light and simple, but of course still flattering. 

Foundation - While for more casual looks I think a bb or cc cream is enough (or when I'm feeling especially confident a tinted moisturizer) for work makeup I think it's important to have that more flawless complexion so I went with a high end foundation. 

Eyeliner - Of course you have to watch how much eyeliner you're putting on, I'm personally terrible about going too far, but a simple cat eye and half lining the lower lids can really polish a look. 

Mascara - The one thing I can't leave home without is a coat or two of mascara. It instantly opens up the eyes and gives you a brighter look. 

Hair Ties - With so much clothing, a hair style where you're hair is up and out of your face can really keep you from looking too dark and heavy. 


  1. That's a really classy looking plaid top! Love how you put this outfit together =)

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  2. Cute, love the plaid

  3. Lovely ensemble! Love plaid and the design of the cropped top is amazing! Have a lovely week hun :)

    xoxo, Aldora
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  4. Lovely, my dear. Have a great day and check my post:)

  5. This look is so chic and gorgeous!

  6. Very classy selection dear. Happy Friday!
    Xo, Christianne

  7. Love the blue and black inspiration and it would look great for work. Gemma x

  8. Love this outfit and makeup inspo!!! I could totally see myself wearing this!

    Jasmine :)
    Also I nominated you for the liebster awards!

    1. Thank you so much! I'll try and have that up on Saturday.

  9. Great look dear and make up inspiration! Love it!
    Happy weekend!
    XO Pisa

  10. Lovely outfit!!

  11. oooo, so cute!! I work in an office, and nothing is worse than having a shirt tucked in and bunching. A crop top definetly eliminates this! thanks for the idea :)

  12. This look is so cute!
    I love crop top with this skirt. Chanel Le beige is a great product.

  13. I love the shoes! Black pumps are always a good idea for a business outfit! :)


  14. Like the elegant look with the midi skirt!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  15. what a lovely outfit!!!

  16. You can't go wrong with sky-high stiletto heels - gorgeous! Great tip on the hair ties too, I never go anywhere without a few in my bag :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  17. Really great outfit you've put together. I am a fan of pencil skirts and like this high-waisted style above. <3 Madison


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