You’re probably off enjoying a well-deserved holiday break, but before you know it, it’s back to reality. Because that first Monday morning after a long vacation sucks, take a moment to plan out an outfit that makes you feel good. A pretty floral blouse worn tucked into a rich red skirt is an easy combination that is both professional and pulled together. Layered under a cozy camel coat, it’s just as easy as your default black dress but way more cheerful. Consider it a tiny mood-booster to get you through the day.
Club Monaco Celise mohair coat, $795 at Club Monaco; Elizabeth and James Debbie silk floral blouse, $325 at Saks Fifth Avenue; 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt, $450 at Shopbop, for similar try Maison Margiela wrap-effect skirt, $324 at Matches; Vince croc embossed bag,$495 at Shopbop
Photographer: Jody Rogac; styling by Diana Tsui; model: Melanie Culley at DNA Models; makeup by Allie Smith; hair by Takashi Ashizawa using Oribe Hair Care; photo editor: Emily Shornick; photo assistant: Tim Schutsky.