Before I started my day job, my wardrobe was very typical of a student: mostly casual with a few nice pieces. But once I graduated, my closet (and I) had to grow up a little bit. I needed to start shopping for work appropriate outfits and mature pieces. The only problem is, my eyes were still drawn towards young, and trendy styles. So I have learned to shop with the “1 for 2” mentality in mind. If I am picking up a blouse I now ask myself, “is it professional for work? and can I wear it again on the weekend?” Now, my closet is very versatile and a little more grown up.
This post is to show you how one piece can be worn two different ways. I got this dress at RW&CO a few months ago (on sale-yay!). The first look is how I would style it for a day at the office. I opt for a neutral heal and my go-to studded blazer.
Then, by simply changing up the jacket to denim and the shoes to my weekend warrior Toms, this dress is styled and ready for the weekend!
For all of your ladies working 9-5 trying to have a non-boring work wardrobe that can be used on the weekends as well, stay tuned for more “1 for 2” looks! Also, feel free to share some of your go-to pieces that can be worn for both work and play!
WORK – dress: RW&CO | heels: David Dixon Collection | blazer: H&M | laptop case: Coach
WEEKEND – jean jacket: Zara | shoes: Toms | belt: Smart Set | clutch: Costa Blanca
ACCESSORIES – watch: Michael Kors | bracelets: Forever 21 | leaf necklace: Aldo