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Hi Sammy,

My work wardrobe is pretty boring -- all black,tan and gray trousers and pencil skirts with black/gray/white blouses. What's an easy and cheap way to make it less drab without having to buy a bunch of new pieces?



Hi Margret!

Don't fret. Black and gray neutrals aren't boring, they're classic basics that are office appropriate, built to last, and easy to mix and match with anything. Congratulations on having a solid foundation of workwear essentials. Now, the key to boosting any basic? Just add color.

You can:

1 - pick up a bunch of colorful solid springtime tees for next to nothing (not too sheer)
2 - adorn your neck with a multicolored statement necklace, or
3 - add an unexpected pop of color to your feet with a cool patterned pair of pumps.


A shoe whore at heart, I would opt for option 3. These Dango Pumps, for instance, are unchained at wait for it, $10.97. They'll look hot with a black or tan pencil skirt and totally cool peeking out from under a wide leg pant. You can get away with wearing the same shoes two times in a row and won't cause distractions by going against dress code, unless you work in a cube next to a strange dude with a shoe fetish.

Get yours now at Shiekh Shoes.


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