Thursday, June 13, 2013

Work Wear: Brighten It Up

Dress- Loft (similar on sale!), Blazer- Primark (similar), Pumps- Forever 21, Necklace- BaubleBar (similar), Belt- Asos, Watch- Fossil

I like to wear more color in the warmer months, but this black sheath dress is my favorite and I was determined to style it for summer. The best way to brighten up black is to add color to it! (kind of a no-brainer...) I chose to add my mint blazer on top to make my black dress more summer appropriate. The leopard pumps also add a fun touch. These heels are seriously so comfy! Another great Forever 21 find, of course. I added another pop of color with the lavender belt to mimic the purple color in my necklace.

Another idea to spice up a black sheath dress for summer? Add a bright button up underneath, and coordinating belt on top! I'm dying to try this with my teal gingham shirt.

Linking up with Fashion and Faith Bloggers, Tara, Bethany and Meghan for Three-fer Thursday, and Agi

<3 Katie

42 comments:

  1. Gorgeous look and pictures. This dress looks amazing on you.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Kate Spade and Leopard'. I think you would love it.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sofia! I'll be sure to check out your post :)

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  2. You look gorgeous and so classy! I love this outfit!

    Stopping by from Tres Chic Thursday!
    W

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    1. Thank you Whitney! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog :)

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  3. I love how you transformed a classic black dress with the mint blazer and fun accessories! Thanks for linking up with us, I am following along on bloglovin' :)
    xo Bethany
    www.perfectlycoutured.com

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    1. Thank you Bethany! I'm loving your link up- thank you for hosting!

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  4. Ooh, it'd be so cute with the teal gingham - but I'm loving the mint too! Found you via Ruby Girl. :)

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    1. Thanks Cate! I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  5. You have the cutest work wardrobe!

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    1. Aww thank you Rachel! I am so glad I finally got out of the black, white and gray rut I was in when I first graduated into the working world :)

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  6. So pretty! I'm totally drooling over that blazer!

    Popped over from Tres Chic Thursday.

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  7. Perfect day to night outfit! Great necklace too! Just found your blog and already adore you!

    xo ashley

    www.theteacherdiva.com

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    1. You are so sweet, Ashley! Thanks so much for visiting :)

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  8. Love the colors your paired with this black dress! The leopard heels are an awesome touch! And I had never thought of wearing a button down underneath a sheath dress, but that's a great idea!
    And I could like to steal your mint blazer, k thanks :)

    xoxo,
    Whitley

    Simply Whit in a Sequined Life

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    1. Thank you Whitley! My blazer required a nice trip across the pond- I got it in London at Primark a few months back. I really wish we had that store in the US!

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  9. You can't go wrong with a sheath dress especially in black, such a staple! Love the outfit.

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  10. Great classic outfit. Love the mint jacket with the black dress. Great necklace. Thanks for linking up. Stop by Classic and Bubbly and enter my giveaway.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.om

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    1. Thanks Agi! I entered your giveaway last night- that bracelet is super cute!

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  11. I love this fun office appropriate look! The pops of color and leopard are so cute.

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

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  12. That dress looks great on you. You've styled it perfectly for summer.

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  13. perfect look and I can't wait to see it with the teal gingham underneath!

    saying hi from the faith & fashion linkup :)

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    1. Thanks Erica! I'll definitely have to post that gingham look soon!

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  14. You look beautiful!! Such a clasy look but fun with the pumps and necklace. I would love for you to come linkup this look with my linkup from Tuesday. ; )
    walkinginmemphisinhighheels.com

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    1. Thank you so much Laura! I will check out your link up for sure!

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  15. You are so so pretty, love that simple black dress!

    http://everythingsalwayssunny@gmail.com
    Kristin
    xo

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  16. Love the idea of a bright down down underneath the dress! And I've been wanting to order that similar necklace from Bauble Bar...haha. Thanks for following my blog! I'm already a follower of yours. Tomorrow I am hosting a link up where you can link up your favorite outfit post of the week. Hope you stop by!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
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    1. Thanks Tara! I joined your link up today :)

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  17. This is such a lovely and classic look for work! And anything with leopard print is a win in my books! :P xo

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  18. So pretty! I love this chic black and white look!
    Ginny

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  19. Ahhh such an adorable look! love the mint with the black, it is like sophisticated on another level. You look darling.

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

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  20. This is so pretty, I really love how you added the pastel colors to compliment the dress. It still looks very work appropriate, but completely fashionable. I am completely lacking in the colored blazer department, and now I know to add mint to the list!

    xoxo,
    Jaclyn
    Written in Fashion

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    1. Thanks Jaclyn! It's surprising how versatile a mint blazer can be!

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  21. Such a lovely outfit! I really like the pastels and leopard print with the black dress! :)

    Away From Blue

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Thanks for your sweet comments!