1. Mossimo Ruched Sweaterdress ($30) // 2. J.Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt ($72) // 3. Emerald Amazon Pendant ($36) // 4. Marc Jacobs Chrono Watch ($275), By the Horn Bracelet ($39) and Gorjana Camilla Ring Set ($55) // 5. Zara Suede Leather High Heel Boot ($119) // 6. Danielle Nicole Adeline Satchel ($98)
This week’s outfit comes from Jenny at Plog-Style. Her ensemble mixes business casual staples with on-trend accessories to create an outfit that is great for business casual days.
One. Simple sweater dresses in neutral colors are a wardrobe staple for me. This inexpensive Mossimo dress is a great place to start. If you want something not from Target, try this Michael Stars dress with a Cashmere blend or this Ann Taylor sweater dress with a black colorblock-accent.
Two. Crisp cotton shirts never go out of style, and this J.Crew shirt comes in all of the classic colors. I also like Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic for tailored shirts (both offer petite sizes). Plus-size? Jones New York seems to offer a wide variety of colors and patterns.
Three. I wanted to add a punch of color, so I chose this green necklace. If you want a bit of color, but not quite as much, this chain statement necklace from Lori’s Shoes has a mix of green and neutrals.
Four. If you don’t like the idea of layering skeins of bracelets or piles of rings, you can make a bit impact with a handful of substantial pieces. For the outfit, the blogger chose a chunky watch, a gold bangle and a gold cigar ring. If you’d like a chunky watch that costs under-$75, try this Boyfriend Watch from MKL.
Five. I’m not crazy about lace-up boots. These sleeker Zara boots with a tie-front are much more my style. If you want a modern look with a simple style, Zara also has this elastic boot with a peaked front.
Six. I wanted a bag with a small metal accent, and this Danielle Nicole bag fit the bill. I like the shape because it’s structured without being stuffy.
Concerned about keeping the blouse looking sleek underneath the dress? I would probably add a pair of Spanx to keep things smooth and in place. Or you could add a pair of opaque black tights and accomplish the same effect.
I don’t own any Spanx but have been wanting a pair to wear with my clingier sweater dresses. Is it better to get the slip style or shorts style? Is one style better than others with dresses?
I like the shorts style, but don’t buy the new girl shorts with the smooth satin material. They roll up and it.is.annoying. You want the power panty or whatever it’s called.