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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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