plaid-midi-skirt-outfit-ideas-for-work-3{Ralph Lauren Sweater, Forever 21 Plaid Midi Skirt, Burberry Trench, Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses, Cambridge Satchel Tote, Valentino Heels}

Today’s outfit is filled with some of my favorite pieces that I’ve had for years, like my prized Burberry trench and my beloved Valentino heels. Both items were splurges that are worth every penny in my book. I’ve also been collecting Ralph Lauren cableknit sweaters for over a decade, and I try to add at least one to my growing collection each season. Classic looks like this are my favorites because they never seem to go out of style. I could see myself wearing this same outfit from head-to-toe 10 years from now and still feeling good about it.

A plaid trench is a chic staple that can instantly upgrade even the most casual outfit. I acquired my Burberry trench from Bloomingdale’s back in 2012, but here a few current options that caught my eye…


Maybe it’s because my husband’s a teacher, but I can’t resist a classic school girl look. I got my plaid skirt for a steal at Forever 21 a few years back, and I wouldn’t mind adding a few of these to my wardrobe as well…

My love of mary janes is no secret, and I scored these Valentino beauties for a song at Century 21 a while back. I love them so much, I’ve considered getting them in another color. They’re worth the splurge, but if you’re on the fence, below are a few similar options in different textures, colors, and price points.

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What are some classic staples in your wardrobe that you can’t live without? I’d love to know, so leave me a note in the comments to discuss.Thanks for reading!