This guest post was written by Jennifer and Melissa of Workchic.com. Workchic helps dress women for work by offering suggested outfits, fit guidelines, tips and tricks on how to look professional, feminine and chic. Check out the Workchic blog for tips and trends!
Good basics are essential to build a solid work wardrobe. To get us started on this important topic we turned to the little black dress. While you have probably all heard this is an essential, do you actually have one? This staple item can go from the board room to cocktails without missing a beat. Of course we’ll focus on your office style today.
For your key basic, look for simple lines and avoid anything to trendy. You want to be able to keep this item in your wardrobe for years. You can make it fresh by using accessories to update the look. To show the versatility of your LBD we have put together two looks.
A cap sleeve draped dress is simple and sophisticated. Swap out the thin black belt and add a pop of color with a trendy wide belt. This look is ideal for a business casual office. We found a color blocked handbag and beaded hoop earrings that will look chic with all three belt options.
For more business professional offices, pair your LBD with a suit jacket. We found a few varying in style from traditional to modern with oversized and unique collars. Pump up your look with a bright tomato handbag. We also added a touch a whimsy with a brass floral necklace.
Now that you see how versatile you’re little black dress can be, go shopping for your perfect style. Remember A-line is the most universally flattering and your tailor can ensure the proper fit. Keep an eye out for this series with outfit ideas on Polyvore and more shopping tips on Workchic.com.