Dress (similar): Ross Dress For Less (store) Bailey Blue (designer)/ Shirt (similar): Express/ Necklace: Target/ Heels (similar): DSW (store) J. Renee (designer)
Often times I hear that women don't think they can make vivid colors work in a professional environment, but that is not true. For example, this maxi dress's print is loud, but tossing on a cropped top in a navy hue over the dress tones the colors down slightly and offers a more demure neckline, which makes the look wearable for your career. Adding a statement necklace that ties in the hues of the dress, which is now worn as a skirt, adds interest towards your face. Necklaces are an easy way to add a bit of shine to your work look instead of pieces like bracelets that could get in the way of your writing or other work. To complete the look I added a pair of blue and white striped sling back heels that added a playful touch. Mixing patterns is okay as long as they compliment each other, rather than compete. Since the heels and dress have white and blue in common they go together. Visit back for "Fancy Friday" when I style a formal look around this maxi dress!