Dress Knot Wrap Dress ($77)
This is a simple summer look with a navy dress and a white blazer. I like the knotted detail at the waist; it’s very slimming. To accentuate the waist, I added a perforated belt. I would actually turn the belt around so the buckle was in the back. I think it makes for a cleaner, more feminine look.
These pumps offer a bit more office appeal than your standard “nude-to-you” pump. For a simpler pair, these Sam Edelman Hazel pumps are a good choice. As for the earrings, I chose a cross between a pretty drop earring and a simple stud. These simple white topaz drops are another great option.
The great thing about this BR dress is that the shape works as a day-to-night option. Changing it up for cocktails, dinner, or a professional reception is easy. Just add a clutch, a fun shoe, and a statement earring.
This BCBG star clutch monopolizes my dreams–the wood, the print, the handle. I keep looking at it and thinking, “I need this. Why is it the only thing on the website not on sale?” For something a bit less expensive, this black and white spotted clutch is a chic look.
As for the shoes, I chose something really unique. The wave design is timeless but still different. This architectural Vince Camuto heel is also worth a look. For the earrings, I chose these bold drop earrings. These Oasis Statement Earrings also caught my eye.
You can take your sheath dresses farther if you layer on a cropped sweater. I like this pinstripe Ron Herman sweater because it blends masculine and feminine. Everlane’s cropped sweaters are also lovely.
To make the look more casual, I chose these d’Orsay grey flats. I think the pointed toe is a bit more professional. If you like round-toe shoes, try these perforated flats from Me Too.
Completing the look is this sleek necklace from Kendra Scott. I love the mix of metals and the soft filigree in the pendant. For something under-$50, this filigree leaf pendant is lovely. I also love the slightly exotic look of this turquoise pendant.