Outfit Details: Black Halo Amelie Sheath Dress | Maison Jules Tweed Trim Jacket (sold out – similar here, here, and here) | YSL Monogramme Cabas Small Leather Tote | Kate Spade Karolina Pump | Swarovski Necklace (old – similar here) | Michele Deco Diamond Watch | David Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet | Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (Framboise Obscur)
Tips for Adding Color to Your Work Wardrobe
I have to dress up for work five days a week, so I am always looking to improve my style for work, yet still remain professional. Before I became a fashion blogger I basically had a pair of gray slacks, a pair of black pants, and a pair of khaki pants. Along with these I had a few tops that could be worn interchangeably with the tops. Pretty boring I know. As my style has evolved, so has my work style, so I thought I would post about how to add color to your work wardrobe.
If you haven’t realized by now, I love the color blue. Any shade of blue really catches my eye! So when I saw this Black Halo Amelie sheath dress, I knew I had to have it. Black Halo is known for creating classic dresses that “make women feel 2″ taller and five pounds thinner”. I definitely think this is the case in this elegant form-fitting sheath dress. This dress doesn’t come in petite sizes. I wanted it to fall slightly above my knees, so I did have it hemmed. The scoop neckline is simple yet feminine, and the ruffled cap sleeves add an extra element of detail. I am wearing a size 2 and other than having it hemmed to be shorter, it fits quite well.
This dress is gorgeous by itself, but to make it more work-appropriate I paired it with a tweed blazer from Maison Jules. This blazer is sold out unfortunately, but this one is very similar. My black Kate Spade Karolina heels (which are very comfortable and perfect for standing all day) complement the black accents in the jacket (also see them here, here, and here). I scored this classic YSL bag in a “Doctor Purse Group” on Facebook for a great price. I am so excited to have this bag! It ties in perfectly with the rest of my outfit. Overall this is a classic chic and sophisticated look for work, cocktails, and an upscale dinner!
A Sheath Dress is a Workwear Essential
A sheath dress is one of those pieces that is a classic work wardrobe staple. As I have shown in this outfit, a colorful sheath dress is a great way to start adding color to your work wardrobe. Other colorful sheath dresses that would be perfect for work include this Jackie-O inspired Blaze solid sheath dress. I also adore the pretty pink raspberry color of this Hugo Boss Dalanea Belted Sheath Dress. It would look perfect paired with a white tweed blazer and a statement necklace! If conservative color is more your style this scalloped crepe sheath dress would also be very work-appropriate. Finally this pretty berry red flared Eliza J sheath dress would look so pretty with a pearl necklace and a pair of nude pumps.
Add Color with Your Slacks
Of course a dress isn’t the only way to incorporate color into your work wardrobe. A pair of colorful slacks paired it with a white blouse or sweater and a statement necklace is another way to add color to your work wardrobe. These pretty sea blue slacks by Theory would be prefect for this look.
Colorful Accessories Tie Everything Together
Of course one can incorporate color not just by the clothes, but the accessories too. Statement necklaces such as this Baublebar Lilian Bib necklace or this Kendra Scott Harlow necklace would be perfect way to add color to an otherwise basic outfit. Brightly colored shoed, a scarf, or a more colorful bag can also add an extra element of style to an otherwise conservative outfit. I’ve been eyeing these Manolo Blahnik pink velvet pumps (as well as these less expensive Sam Edelman ones). The possibilities are endless!
So I hope this post has inspired you to find ways to add color to your work wardrobe. As always, thanks for looking!
xo | April
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