Nothing is more boring than an all black with a plain white dress shirt, but once you incorporate a colored shirt everything becomes more interesting. Camel or charcoal silk or cotton shirt- both completely on-trend colors. Come spring and summer, a bold orange or pink, a cool mint, or a jewel-toned green shirt will do the trick.
Plain Business Suit
Purple Ginger Floral Dress
Gene, Chloe Set
Use jewelry to accessorize your outfit. Of course there are the classic pearl earrings and necklace, but oversize necklace, gold and silver watches are another of my favorite accessories. Another option is a statement bracelet, rings or layered chain necklaces.
Marie-Lise Lachapelle ring
Work the classic pieces in modern shapes. Instead of a plain fitted blazer, why not opt for a boyfriend blazer? It’s just a bit longer than the traditional blazer with a slightly oversized cut, but infinitely cooler than its traditional cousin. Another, risky option, is to swap your plain straight dress pants for harem-style trousers. If you do try this tricky trend, make sure the rest of your outfit is conservative.
Chic Black Blazer
There is something so classic yet stylish about a wrap or sheath dress. These dresses are professional yet completely feminine. Of course Diane von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren Black Label, makes an amazing wrap dress, but there are tons of less expensive options for both wrap and sheath dresses at retailers and designers including The Gap, Amorette, H&M, Banana Republic, Forever 21, and The Bay.
Ralph Lauren Black Label Wrap Dress
Amorette Wrap Dress
Amorette The Roses Frill Wrap Dress