CLASSIC BLACK SHEATH ::The most versatile dress in my closet is a classic black sheath. It's sharp, professional and flexible moving from day to night effortlessly. It also holds it's own in a pair of flats making it a great option for day's when you must look your best but feel a little less than. If building your first office wardrobe, feel free to stop with this dress - it'll take you far.
|essential :: H&M | invest :: Nic+Zoe | indulge :: Ted Baker|
STAPLE SHIRT DRESS ::If you've got a little more spending money, or are building on a current office wardrobe the next frock to set your sights on is the staple shirt dress. Much like a cozy cardigan, a shirt dress bridges the gap between relaxed and professional. It easily exists as an outfit in itself and is a great go-to for those late mornings where you need to bolt and still look sharp.
|essential :: H&M | invest :: Michael by Michael Kors | indulge :: Burberry|
CAREER FROCKS GALORE ::As I mentioned, dress options are near infinite - it's truly in how you wear a dress that can tip it from casual to office. I, myself, retire a couple dresses from my workday rotation come spring - as much as I love them, I just can't swing it without the tights. These dresses I stumbled upon were just too lovely not to share and are likely all fairly safe bets. I don't know what it is, or how she does it, but Diane Von Furstenberg just gets the career dress. If you've got birthday money on hand, I truly recommend investing in one of hers - they are all swoon-worthy.
|essential :: H&M, other option Topshop | invest :: French Connection, other option Nic + Zoe | indulge :: Diane Von Furstenburg, other DVF option|