Stepping out InStyle

Office Outfit sheath dress and burgundy heels

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Burgundy heels and green satchel for work | Lady in Violet

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henri bendel west 57th satchel and sole society lux heel | Lady in Violet

office outfit idea - dresses

CALVIN KLEIN Dress  (SIMILAR)  | SOLE SOCIETY Lux Heel  | HENRI BENDEL c/o West 57th Satchel  | INSTYLE c/o  Modern Glow Pearl Necklace and Ring  |  KENDRA SCOTT Tima Studs,  Arden Bracelet  | NADRI Crystal Bangle  | RAYBAN Aviator Sunglasses  | JULEP Nails in Shari  | MAC Lipstick in Faux

I can’t think of a better way to kick off this Monday than with a little office outfit inspiration.  During Spring and Summer, I tend to wear lots of dresses to the office.  I love the professional look of a solid color sheath dress.  I wanted to share a few of my favorite ways to take a basic office dress and give it a bit more personality.  One of my favorite ways to add some flare to an outfit is through accessories.  InStyle just launched a jewelry line on HSN, and the pieces are a super cute mix of fabulous statement items and everyday wear basics.  A pearl necklace is a great touch for an office outfit.  I love this over-sized pearl necklace to add more of a bold statement to the outfit.  The collection also has a matching ring which adds a fun trendy feel to the overall look.  Since these two pieces are more statement pieces, I kept the rest of my jewelry simple with silver studs and some of my everyday wear bangles.  When adding statement jewelry to a work outfit, I typically opt for one maybe two pieces only.  I decided to go with both the necklace and ring, because it was just super cute and the two pieces really work well together.  If I were to add a bold earring to this look too, the pieces would be competing with each other.

Another fun way to add some flare to a basic dress is with colorful add ons.  I think having a few colorful pumps in your closet are great for days when you want something different than a basic black or nude heel.  These burgundy ones get so much wear in my office looks.  They still have a professional look to them, but just give that little extra something to the outfit.  By the way, they are on sale right now too!!  I also love adding color with my purse.  This Henri Bendel satchel has a very clean, sophisticated, and professional look to it.  It comes in a wide array of colors, so you can find the one that best fits your personality.  If you are going to mix colors, try to pick colors that work together.  I love this green and burgundy color combo.

When you put all these pieces together, it really changes up that basic sheath dress to allow a bit more of your personality show.  I love that the outfit still has that professional vibe for the office too.  Alright, now let’s grab some coffee and tackle this week!



Lady in Violet

15 Responses to Stepping out InStyle

  1. michelle says:

    You look great – love the strappy pumps

  2. Wow you look great, those shoes are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  3. Jessica C. says:

    Love the color blocking of the shoes and the bag! They don’t conflict at all… good job!!

    Jessica ||

  4. Elizabeth says:

    In LOVE with those shoes! Such a pretty color. The bag is pretty amazing also <3


  5. jessica says:

    From the shoes to the purse I love the colors!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  6. Mary H says:

    The shoes and bag are gorgeous and add the perfect pop of color to the black dress!

  7. Rachel says:

    Beautiful dress! You look pretty!

  8. Candace says:

    the shoes are AMAZING!

  9. Abby says:

    Your shoes!! So gorgeous!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  10. Sheree says:

    Great office wear, love the heels and the accessories are perfect. I have to check out the InStyle line now.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  11. Ginger Wroot says:

    Love the bag, and the shoes! The bag looks like a great one to transition into spring with!

  12. Ana Luiza says:

    Love this drop waist dress! It’s a great closet staple as you can layer colors and dress it up/down!
    Thanks for linking up with us on Start the Week Stylish!
    – Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde

  13. Gemma says:

    The colour of those shoes is amazing! I would never have thought to wear them with a coloured bag as well, but they look gorgeous and really striking.

  14. Ashley says:

    Wow, that Henri Bendel bag is amazing! The pop of color is so fresh with this outfit!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  15. Rebecca says:

    Major crush on those heels – Have a great week ahead!


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