Sometimes, you just want to style a few outfits. You see a fun piece, and you want to turn it into something. Welcome to Three for Thursday.
Olive and white is not a combination you see everyday, but I assure you, it works. Add a pair of tortoise heels and a dark tan bag to pull it together. We also have a contrasting neckline issues to solve–crewneck vs. longline-shawl–and a long pendant necklace blends them nicely.
If you like the dress, but you’re afraid it might be too snug? Buy the dress one size up and tailor as needed.
Plus-size? This olive belted t-shirt dress is a good option for a relaxed office dress.
Middle, Pyramid Orbital Earrings ($58) // Fossil Elastic Belt ($48) // AT Signature Crossbody ($98) // Lucille Ankle Wrap Pump ($79) // Mango Outlet Trouser ($48) // Chelsea28 Peplum Poplin Shirt ($118)
Olivia Palermo did a chic collaboration with Chelsea28. It’s available exclusively at Nordstrom. This structured, peplum blouse is from that collection.
I added the belt to emphasize the waist. It also helps bring some balance to the wide leg trouser by slimming the torso. Also, if you wear wide-leg pants, you need to add some pointed toe pumps to lengthen the leg line. Plus-size? These Halogen wide-leg pants are a great choice.
Wearing a boxy sweater or sweatshirt over a dress is a great way to cover up without breaking out the cardigans or blazers. It’s also a great solution if you own a cocktail dress that is long enough for work, but the top is cut inappropriately (like this Cushnie et Ochs dress).
I also like the balance between the fitted dress and the boxy top. It reminds me of one of my favorite dresses.
Finally, to add some more color, I chose these deep teal Calvin Klein pumps. If you want to wear color in a sophisticated way, mix shades in the same color family–like teal and ice blue.