#OOTD – Spring Work Outfit on the Black to White Spectrum

28th April

Spring work dress

There’s nothing easier than a sheath or shift dress for work. That’s why I fell in love with this very lightweight grey number with a black stripe down the middle.

Spring work outfit with white blazer

I have what I euphemistically call a “woman’s body.” And so, I have better luck with a shift rather than the fitted sheath dress. Alterations are generally required with the latter, since either the waistline and bust are too roomy or it’s tight around the hips. A shift dress like this one, however, is no-fail.

Shift dresses tend to be on the shorter side. A friend once told me that after 40, a women should stop wearing dresses with an above-the-knee hem. I think, however, that the length of this dress is still tasteful, don’t you? 
Back view of spring work outfit

Of course, I might have stuck to midi dresses because they’re so on trend. But I hate being limited by rules of what I should and should not wear. And so, my knee surgery scars are out in the open. (Actually, they’re practically invisible.)

I love the black detail at this dress’s collar and cap sleeves. The design is exceedingly simple, and the colors are cool and soothing. The clean look actually gives me a feeling of calm, which is always helpful on a busy work day.

Close up of spring work dress

I decided to wear it with a long white blazer, to give the outfit an even lighter, more springy feeling. And I accessorize with a white watch I discovered in a Palm Springs design shop – of simple design.

Spring work dress with blazer

If it were warmer, I would wear this with white sandals. But it is still quite windy (as you see in some of these photos) and cool. For this reason, I opted for black booties. But I also find that they make the outfit quirkier than let’s say, black pumps or mules. And I must confess that quirkiness is a current style goal. 😉

And speaking of spicing things up, I want to introduce you to my new crush: these two-toned oversized sunglasses. I am shifting toward lighter colors in my wardrobe, and so, these instantly caught my eye in the store.

Spring work outfit in California

T TAHARI DRESS / HELMUT LANG BLAZER / Vince booties – SIMILAR / Balenciaga sunglasses – SIMILAR / Unknown Italian brand handbag

I almost forgot to mention the unassuming bag I’ve had for years. The simple design fits in with this day’s minimalist vibe. The Italian leather is so lovely that I can’t seem to retire it, although I’ve contemplated it time and time again.

I hope you liked my spring work outfit of the day. Do you ever get the urge to be a little rebellious or quirky with your workwear?

XO, Janea

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18 COMMENTS

18 responses to “#OOTD – Spring Work Outfit on the Black to White Spectrum”

  1. In love with your minimalist vibe… you are always so classy!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

  2. Sheath dresses are my go to for the office. I love how this white blazer instantly give this look more of a spring feeling.
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    • Janea says:

      Yes. A white jacket is such a welcome addition to my spring and summer work wardrobe, especially when the workplace has air conditioning! XO

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
    http://www.hokis1981.com

  4. Gabrielle says:

    I love the transitional styling in this post – the perfect balance between the seasons thanks to the black ankle boots, and white blazer! You look lovely!

    aglassofice.com
    x

  5. Have a great start of the week beauty!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself


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