A simple black dress is a staple in every working gal’s closet. You can get so much mileage out of a classy black dress, as long you know how to mix and match other pieces with it. Don’t be the girl who falls into the black dress, black shoes, black blazer rut! Use a little creativity with your wardrobe, and you can turn that staple into many trendy outfits – and no one will suspect it’s the same piece over and over. Let’s take a look at a couple work dress remixes:
*You can find the black dress in the following looks here.
[scarf] [pearls] [blazer] [bag] [heels]
If you keep it perfectly professional with your working wardrobe, dress your black frock up with a trendy blazer (not a plain black one!). A fancy silk scarf is the girl’s answer to a necktie, and you can’t go wrong with some suede heels, pearls, and a quilted handbag. This look is perfect for an interview, presentation, or an important meeting.
[infinity scarf] [booties] [earrings] [hat] [blouse]
Throw a pretty blouse over your black dress to give your wardrobe an instant skirt! If you have a button-down blouse, you can leave the bottom few buttons undone and knot it at your waistline for some classy curves. Sass up your dress with some bright booties, and before you head outside wrap a circle scarf around your neck and top it off with a furry hat. And aren’t those Kate Spade earrings darling? Wear this look when you want to stand out at a business luncheon or conference.
[leopard scarf] [wedge booties] [cardigan] [necklace] [belt]
Get yourself a long cardigan that reaches the hem of your dress. With this look, the cardigan is the star of the show, and the dress is simply the base. Belt your waistline on the outside of the cardigan so your figure doesn’t get drowned out (a wide belt works best). Top the ensemble off with a gold strand necklace, a sassy leopard scarf, and some black wedge booties. This layered look is perfect for a chilly office.
Do you have an office basic that you remix into several different looks?