Style Files: Orange, Silver, and Stripes


At your workplace are you allowed to have casual Fridays? I had never been able to fully experience such a day until recently. For everyone, once a month there is a casual Friday where you are allowed to wear dark denim preferably, or relaxed attire that’s also suitable for the office.

Of course, there is always that one person who will try to push the envelope, but it doesn't last very long before ramifications of defiance set in. Some time ago, I was able to wear this outfit, which was great because it was a nice day out. Afterward, I added my trimmed hat and went for a stroll to do some food shopping.
The inspiration was a fusion of casual, yet modern bohemian elements and nautical grace—the only maritimesque inspired pieces that I used were the faux freshwater pearls, and the navy and white stripes. I added some jewelley from the Born Pretty store—the crown pendant was adorable. I was also impressed by the rings, and quality of the pendant. I think adding a mix of brown and silver embellishments to this look made me think of spring even more, although currently cold breezes have arrived here and there.

I know that some people steer away from blending opposing metals or colours together, but I always welcome it. Why not? Instead of pairing a traditional red with the navy I used orange as the bold embracing colour.

This somewhat unconventional style worked well with the charcoal denim combination, and most importantly, a very easy outfit for a casual work day. Meanwhile, this week I am back to adding finishing touches to a few projects

Do you have these types of work days? How is your week going so far?
The goods: Denim-Cheap Monday, Faux pearl bracelet, Silver stackable rings, and crown necklace-c/o Born Pretty, V-neck top-La Redoute, Lace tank-H&M, Studded clutch-seen here, Hat-Oasap, Striped blazer-Consignment shop, Shoes-Anthropologie. Get and extra 10% off at the BornPrettystore using code: TNT10

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    Always fabulousssssssssssss, my dear Madison

  2. Vix Brearley16 April

    Its always dress up to the nines day here at Kinky Melon HQ - the joy of being self-employed!
    Love your nautical blazer and totally agree, pile it all on. xxxx

  3. This is wonderful doll, love the striped blazer to top it all off. Beautiful. I hope you have a great day doll xx

  4. kim bim16 April

    You rock sweetie,I love your combination. Ofcourse at work we are allowed casual Fridays. Most people visit pubs or clubs after work so it's best to do that without your suits, lol...Funny, It has always been casual for me at work place,thank goodness i don't work in a bank,my job is s flexible.

  5. I love the pop of orange. I have really been dying over this color ! love how you paired it with stripes- bohemian meets nautical.

    Xo Amy,

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  6. Hi Madison! How nice you have such days at work, I think is cooler especially cause casual style perfectly suits Fridays with the weekend near :) You look so pretty, what I like most is that you matched the stripes with bright orange instead of red, more glam!:) Have a nice day dear and hope ur week is going well so far, kisses! xo

  7. Chrissie16 April

    Hmm...ich weiß diesmal gar nicht, was mir an Deinem Look am besten gefällt ich nehm einfach alles :) SOO Schön!

    LG aus der EDELFABRIK

  8. worshipblues16 April

    Wonderful style and perfect choices for the little details.

  9. Nicoleta Buru16 April

    Great look!

  10. Hi Madison! You look adorable. I'm glad you can now enjoy a casual Friday once a month. You still look super chic. Love that striped blazer and the cute jewelry. Have a marvelous day. Hope you had amazing week so far. Mine was okay. The weather sucks :)

    xx Mira

  11. Kathrin16 April

    wundervoller Look, ich mag die Kombi mit der knalligen Tasche total!
    hab einen tollen Tag!


  12. Ramona16 April

    That's wonderful that you styled this look to your personality. Mixing metals and adding orange makes it more interesting. You look so lovely.

    xoxo Ra

  13. thechilicool16 April

    Lovely stripes blazer!


  14. I am lucky enough that I work from home--- so I can opt for anything! On the rare occasion when I have an in person meeting, I enjoy dressing up in work attire. As for you-- I can't imagine your work would ever complain about your looks!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

  15. Your clutch is screaming Spring! I love it.

  16. Marcela16 April

    I love your style, dear Madison!!!
    Have a good week!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  17. Closet Fashionista16 April

    Love that striped jacket!! Luckily my office is fashion friendly so I can wear pretty much anything I want, haha. Hopefully it will be the same for my new job

  18. Love this layered look! You are so chic!

  19. When I used to work in an office, we had casual Fridays. This outfit would've been perfect:)
    Love that jacket btw.
    Have a great weekend, Madison!

  20. Oooh Madison! Hand over that jacket and clutch! You look so pretty :) That orange and navy looks great together. Cheers to mixing it up and not doing the usual stuff!

  21. Jenmarie16 April

    Mixing metals is fun! We do have more of a casual Friday where I work. You're allowed to wear denim but it has to be the company's denim and none of the pants fit me well. So unfortunately I don't really get to participate.

  22. I'm pretty fortunate in that there are very little office wear rules that I have to follow at my office. It's pretty low-key. I love that! I also love your striped blazer!

  23. Marlen16 April

    i've only worked in an office once, and i always had such trouble dressing professionally, haha. it's just so not me. i love your casual friday look though- that striped blazer is an absolute beauty!!

    xo marlen

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  24. francesca r16 April

    I use to have casual fridays in my previous job! I really like your outfit, that hat looks great on you!

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  25. Glam up your Lifestyle16 April

    Zum Glück darf bei uns im Büro jeder anziehen, was er mag. Egal ob Freitag ist, oder ein anderer Tag. Dein Outfit ist klasse, besonders die Jacke. Schöne Feiertage, Cla

  26. You always put together such eye catching looks Madison! The orange clutch really makes a great style statement.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  27. Yes, we have casual Fridays! Love the outfit that you picked; perfect business casual look.

  28. lamodalena16 April

    very nice look !

  29. Beautiful! I love the jeans and hat!

  30. I like the stripey top, and I'm really digging that hat! :D

  31. Daniella17 April

    Rowena is right you do always put together such eye catching outfits! You always mix, layer and accessorise your looks beautifully. I love your stripe blazer and your hat, the orange trim is a lovely subtle touch of colour :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  32. Looks wonderful and I really like the combination of colours! x

  33. Looking gorgeous Madison, love that striped blazer!
    Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

  34. I imagine it must be tough working somewhere with a very strict dress code! I love your striped blazer, I've been eyeing one lately...

    Chic on the Cheap

  35. Elsie Davies17 April

    Now that's one cool casual outfit! The orange and stripes works really well! I also do casual on Fridays, all other days I'm in uniform

  36. Erika Sorocco17 April

    That Clutch is brilliant - I just love it!!


  37. gloria17 April

    wow wow wow beautiful!!!!:)

  38. Madara Lieciniece17 April

    Such a great casual outfit! :) My favorite piece form it must be the bold orange color bag! It is such a stand out piece!

  39. Nataliia17 April

    Lovely outfit! I really like your blazer!

  40. Mary Jo17 April

    Madison love your outfit as always--you know I am a big fan of a tangerine bag!
    xo Mary Jo

  41. Dressed with soul17 April

    Liebe Madison, Dein Outfit ist ganz nach meinem Geschmack, es gefällt mir sehr und steht Dir so gut! Der gestreifte Blazer ist ein wahrer Traum. Am Freitag darf es bei uns etwas lässiger sein als gewöhnlich in der Arbeit, auch wenn es nicht offiziell Casual Friday heißt :)

    Alles Liebe von Rena

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  42. Anna Martin18 April

    Beautiful casual look <3 I love the hat and bag! The striped blazer is perfect!

    - Anna

  43. Happy to introduce this to you. Hopefully you will get a chance to travel more in the future. :)

  44. yanksgurl61318 April

    great outfit love the orange details thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi.

  45. Cla, Vielen Dank! Sie haben Glück, in Ihrem Büro! :)
    Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende.


  46. Thanks Rowena for the lovely comment. Enjoy the weekend.

  47. :-) Thanks Alexis! Fortunately, nobody complains about my attire. It was nice to have this casual day since normally I am dressed up more. Have a great weekend. /Madison

  48. Hi Kathrin, Vielen Dank. :)
    Schönes Wochenende!
    Liebe Grüße,

  49. Danke! xxoo
    lg, :-)

  50. :) Thanks so much Daniella dear. You're so sweet. Have a great weekend. xx

  51. Thank you Marlen! Yes, it can be tough to dress professionally if you don't typically have to, but fortunately that's all of the jobs I've had and glad that they are flexible so we can dress more creatively now. :) xo/Madison

  52. Heel in Mint18 April

    This is such a cool device! My sis-in-law has a tendency to lose her luggage every time she travels. I can't wait to share this with her. Thanks for the review. :)

    Heel in Mint