Two Ways: Day and Night Dressing
Dec 11, 2014
Dress: Mango Fitted Dress ($80)
This long sleeve dress from Mango, with a simple shape and neutral color, is the perfect choice for that. Mango also offers a similar dress in black. Their Violeta line also offers this chic black dress for women size 10-18. Banana Republic has a similar black dress in petite sizes.
From Day-to-Night. For this Two Ways, I wanted to take a simple dress that could be in any woman’s closet and show you how to style it for the office and after-work events.
How much do I love this necklace? It mixes white and yellow metals with a hint of shimmer, and it’s a great length. I also love this mixed-media necklace from J.Crew. And if you’re looking for a long, mixed-metal necklace for less, try this $12 necklace from Worthington.
There are two bags in this set because the satchel is a day bag, and the clutch is for the evening. This Urban Expressions flap clutch comes in seven colors. I also like this dark navy envelope clutch with the grey palette.
Semi-Formal is one of those odd dress codes that you see occasionally. It’s not quite cocktail, not business attire. I usually wear an office-appropriate or business-casual dress and gussy it up with great accessories. You can also do the opposite; select a cocktail dress and pair it with casual shoes (flats, ankle boots) and a jacket.
I chose glitzy accessories. I love the foil silver shoes for a blast of metallic. If you want a less-expensive pair, try this $20 pair from Charlotte Russe. I also like the look of these Aldo ankle strap pumps.
I like the look of this sparkly collar with the crewneck dress. Looking for something cheaper? This hematite and gold collar with a bit of sparkle is incredible, and under-$25. If you want something more modern, try this sleek half-moon collar.