Some days, for work, we wear full suits, but there are days where we can play with office appropriate separates and make outfits a little more fun. I used a gold skinny belt and a bold statement necklace to add some color and accent my dress/blazer combo. I posted about this Ann Taylor animal print dress recently. I had pondered keeping this dress since it was a similar print to another Banana Republic dress I had recently gotten. Of course, I kept both dresses and the consensus was that one could never have too much cheetah!
FASHIONABLE ESQ TIP:
The belt I'm wearing in these pictures is not my regular size, but I bought it anyway because my size wasn't available. Don't be afraid to buy your belts a little larger because as you can see, you can still work around the sizing! I was able to tie it around my waist and make a cute knot.
Rolling up the sleeves on a blazer is something that I like to do to update the look of a basic black blazer. There are days when this is appropriate and days where this is not, but on a casual Friday, this could work for your office, too.
Dress: Ann Taylor Animal Print Side Ruche Dress Use code '48hours' for 30% off your purchase.
Belt: Banana Republic, similar here & here.
Blazer: BCBG (old). Boyfriend style here, cute one here under $35 from Kohl's.
Necklace: Nine West (old). Statement necklaces here, here, and here.
Shoes: Talbots (last year). Similar here and here.
I feel like we are a lot closer now that you've seen my ugly hamper.:D