Cardigan (similar): Kohl's (store) Princess Vera Wang (designer)/ Dress: Kohl's (store) Princess Vera Wang (designer)/ Belt (similar): TJ Maxx (store) Via Spiga (designer)/ Heels (similar): DSW (store) Joe's Jeans (designer)/ Watch (similar): Macy's (store) Michael Kors (designer)
As the fall is rapidly approaching, I decided to make this dress appropriate for the in between transition time from summer to fall. It is "Work Wednesday" here on emilyehardt.com, so I also styled this outfit with a professional environment in mind. The dress has spaghetti straps, so tossing a cardigan over your bare shoulders makes the dress more conservative. Belting the cardigan over the dress with a burgundy belt adds a hint of a fall inspired touch because of the hues being placed together, along with the concept of layer, which is oh so common in the fall. Adding a pair of suede closed toe heels in a marsala color ties into more of the pattern on the dress and they are a great alternative to a pair of lighter colored heels for the warmer months. When working, a watch is a must for anyone, so they can stay on schedule (and it's helpful in counting down the minutes left of your work day!), so I incorporated a classic gold one into my ensemble. Visit back for "Fancy Friday" to see how I style this maxi dress into a formal look!