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9 to 5 Style: Put a Bow on It

Happy Monday, friends! Today is a happy Monday because it’s the Monday to a week that ends with 9 days off work! I have never taken the entire week of Christmas off and this year I am! I’m so excited.

Are you getting your Christmas prep “wrapped up?” Are you ready to put a bow on it? This Monday is also the monthly 9 to 5 style feature I do with Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots, and this month I chose the theme of “put a bow on it.”Bows go with the season, right?

Welcome to 9 to 5 Style! The third  Monday of every month Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots and I will showcase a theme featuring our individual takes on a professional look. Our aim is to inspire and show professional style does not have to mean boring and without personality. We hope you enjoy our 9 to 5 Style!

We were each free to put whatever spin we wanted on this theme. There are several ways to incorporate bows into your work wear in a mature manner- tie neck/ bow tops, bows on belts, earrings, necklaces, shoes, bow tie waist skirts or pants, or bow prints.

I chose to style this bow print sweater from Loft. It’s several years old and it’s been on the blog multiple times, but I still like it and I like wearing it this time of year.

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This time I’m styling it two ways and incorporating bow pumps into the outfits.

First I styled it with grey ankle pants- another favorite piece from Loft and my new houndstooth print pumps from Ann Taylor that have a black bow on the toe of them. It’s a simple outfit but the printed pumps add a little something to keep it from being plain.

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Sweater- Loft/old- option; option option pants- Loft/ old- option; shoes- Ann Taylor; earrings- Kendra Scott

Next I paired this sweater with a black pencil skirt and wine colored bow pumps. I tucked in the sweater this time. (Sometimes I forget sweaters can be tucked, but it does change things up a bit.) Another simple outfit, but the pop of color with the pumps keep it from being boring.

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skirt- Worthington; pumps- Rockport via Nordstrom; clutch- Forever 21/ old- option option

Related: Bow and dots

What do you think of bows? Childish, or do you incorporate them into your work wear?

Be sure to visit Jennie and see how she styled this theme.