Today’s work outfit was really all about remixing my pink- and purple-print dress for a work-appropriate combo. The first time I wore this print dress was for a special anniversary night out in the summer. This time I wore it for work in chilly spring temps.
2015 post: Feeling special in my new print dress
A blazer can work magic, instantly making any dress — even a sleeveless dress like this one –more work-appropriate simply by layering it on top. That’s exactly why blazers are “completer pieces,” because they really do serve to finish off, or complete, an outfit.
I also made the look more work-appropriate by adding brownish-burgundy opaque tights and bronze heels. These tights are AMAZING, by the way. They can look more brown or more reddish depending on what it’s paired with. With this dress, the opaque tights help “tone down” the print, at least in my head.
And there is ALWAYS time for twirling! 😉
I did wear the blazer buttoned up most of the day, mainly because the top of the dress is a bit lower-cut than most of my dresses. It worked, although I think next time I will add a white cami or sports bra underneath the dress so there’s another visible layer there.
Weather: Chilly and rainy spring day
Where: Work day
- Velvet blazer: Gap, over a decade old
- Print dress: Maggy London, thrifted, old
- Tights: American Apparel, old
- Heels: Franco Sarto, thrifted, old
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