The key to not looking like you actually walked out of the house in your pajamas, is to keep the look polished.
To get the proportions right, I paired my shirt which has a relaxed fit and is quite long on me, with a mini skirt. Related to proportion is balance. In this case, wearing the mini skirt with flats, because I prefer a look that is subtly, rather than overtly, sexy.
To complement the “busy” stripes of the shirt, I limited my accessories to black and gold, and added a pop of red on my lips and nails. Simple but effective.
Let me know what you think of this look by leaving a comment.