Style Tips from an Intern: Getting That Staple Piece for Your Wardrobe

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Starting my first week of a new internship in a few days, I started to think about what would wear on my first day in the office. Business casual at my age can be hard, because for one, it is expensive and two, you don’t know how much is too much in terms of personal style.
The way I see it, if you buy a few staple pieces – you can be good to go. The philosophy of Periwinkle has long been Work, Play, and Party. So I got down to thinking what piece in the store could I use for work then to a happy hour and then out at night with my girlfriends?
The Yoana Baraschi Polka-Dot Skater Skirt.
Now normally I am not a fan of skirts, with my petite frame I can’t seem to find ones that either fit or look appropriate for my age. But that is not true with this skirt – I would marry this skirt if it was possible. While it is a patterned item, you can combine and style it so many different ways, it is worth the investment. So for all you Periwinkle lovers, here are my three ways to rock this skirt:
Here I paired the skirt with a printed collar top, our patent leather bowler bag, and new embelisshed loafers for a fun but put together outfit for my job. 
For a happy hour with friends, I decided to add a pop of color with our oversized clutch from GiGi NYC along with our new blazer in for fall (also available in teal and blush). I also changed out my shoes for our Mary Jane Pumps, in bone and black, adding a dark purple belt for extra flair. 
A after-work party or a nice birthday dinner with friends in the city? Can't go wrong with this ensemble. Here, I switched out my shoes (I gotta say I love every pair of shoes we have right now) for some strappy and shiny petewer heels, using the same shirt and belt as birthday and adding a flowery clutch for another bit of texture. 
[all items available at our Potomac Greens location].

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