Mondays aren’t always easy, and when they’re cold, wet and rainy, you just want to hit snooze and stay in bed. Getting dressed for work is twice as hard when the weather is less than inspiring. Whether your day involves a desk, running a household or some combination, adding a little inspiration to your workday wardrobe is as easy as mixing in something you love. Sometimes, it’s a fond remembrance of your rock n’ roll, party-girl days or maybe it’s a sentiment that makes you smile. Either way, you probably have a soft, graphic T-shirt somewhere in your closet or bureau.
Even if you work in a fairly conservative office, you can usually get away with a T as long as you keep the rest of your look put together. Check out the looks. There is something here for you. From the creative office, to the home office to the corporate office, these looks are pretty much interchangeable depending on what you love. You might be surprised how well your favorite T pairs with all sorts of closet staples, from buttoned up suits and pencil skirts to pretty, feminine printed pants.
You have a well-loved concert T-shirt, no doubt. It might even be a No Doubt T-shirt. If you've little or no dress code, or are looking for a weekend look, pair it with slim-cut boyfriend jeans (avoid voluminous options, they are not flattering) and feminine, single sole pumps. Top it off with layers of pearls and a ladylike jacket.
For literary types, the geek-chic look still rules. Slim fit, cropped pants take a fitted T in a fabulous direction. Bold colors and bright prints give the look a fresh update. A funky, feather brooch t adds a wink to your love of literature.
There is no reason your favorite message t-shirt has to be relegated to weekend wear in warmer months. Pair your favorite with classic closet staples. Black pants and a bright, slouchy, silky sweater dress up an easy fit T. Pile on well-loved statement necklaces to create a boho feel, that help tell your story.
Love for your team need not be saved only for the sidelines, but it also doesn't need to look like an audition for a beer ad. Try your favorite team T with a classic pencil skirt and heels at the office. A structured blazer keeps the look grown up and warm, but a motorcycle jacket adds edge. Top it off and dress it all up with pretty, ladylike earrings with a vintage feel.
Check out the slideshow to see the looks. Mix it up depending on what you love and your workday style. A little of what you care about goes a long way. The best part is, you probably have at least some of this in your closet, so start there.