Swing Coat:Banana Republic; White Oxford Shirt: Vivre; Women’s Essential Trousers: Old Navy; Black Patent Handbag: Ebags.com; Bally Wilona Patent Flats: Net-A-Porter; Juicy Couture Crown Pave’ Studs: Urban Minx; LaRok Leather Harmony Fringe Dress: Revolve Clothing; Zebra Print Clutch: Forever 21; Platform Booties: Amiclubwear.com; Triple Circle Earrings: Fantasyjewelrybox.com;
Part I focuses on this blue swing coat that's looks smart and professional for the daytime outfit and adds a bold dash of color to a black and white ensemble for a festive night out. Unbutton the coat when paired with the party dress for more of a striking contrast in color.
Ruffle Blouse: Charlotte Russe; Isacc Mizrahi Herringbone Pants: Net-A-Porter; Black Patent Oxfords: Lulus.com; Cole Haan Village Dome Satchel: Ebags.com; Marley’s Round Drop Earrings: Fantasyjewelrybox.com; All Saints Women Leather Jacket: AllSaintsShop.co.uk; Skinny Blue Jeans: Lulus.com; Ted Baker Eimear Over Knee Platform Boots: JohnLewis.com; Katherine Kwei Donna Satchel: TheHipChick.com; Winged Earrings: Topshop.com
In Part II, I've transitioned a ruffled blouse from office chic to edgy diva. A superb contrast that works well in both settings. The ruffles on the blouse work nicely to soften up all that leather. It basically adds a "girly" touch.
3.1 Phillip Lim Wool Shift Dress: Net-A-Porter.com; Cotton-Twill One Button Blazer: Old Navy; Maxx Handbags Patent Satchel: Dillard’s; Marc Jacobs Block Heel Pumps: Net-A-Porter.com; Chunky Faux-Pearl Necklace: Banana Republic; Pearl and Diamond Earrings: Jewelry.1stdibs.com; Tights by Jonathon Aston: My-Wardrobe.com; Evans Scarf: Evans.co.uk; Gladiator Heels: Amiclubwear.com; Feather Clutch: Asos.com; Burberry Prorsum Leather Cuff: HarveyNichols.com;
In Part III, we take a simple, yet chic shift dress from stylish office professional to glam, stylish diva. Accessories are the key to transitioning an article of clothing because they can either dress it up, or dress is down. For example, if I had taken away the tights, added some gladiator sandals and a cloth shoulder bag, and paired with simple silver hoops, you could easily look as if you're going to run errands or meet a couple friends for lunch. Please keep this in mind when you're planning your ensembles for either work or play. It makes a BIG difference!