I have been thinking of the critical elements of a Monday-Friday Wardrobe and how to give it a lift. We love a dress that works so well with our jackets or cardigans. The full circle dress, £175, is just the right proportion to team with the silk cashmere cardigan, £99, or the timeless and sleeveless Miracle shift dress £150 is perfect too.
A bit of planning makes it easier to pull together a polished look for the office in the morning. Ease into the week with solid foundations: an elegant, light-weight black dress like the crepe jersey scoop neck dress, £125 is perfect. The Miracle dresses are just right and in new colours this season. Without a jacket, a silk shirt is a winning look; check out the new striped silk shirt £165.
Ditch the perilous heels for a low, chunky heel in buff suede. Use white with black or navy to get you into the spirit of Spring. Smart and new, and carrying on the colour block theme, check out the crepe jersey, deep V-neck dress – the sleeved and sleeveless versions are both £125 – as the perfect office solution. With navy, black and ivory options, I reckon you’ll be wearing them at least two days a week.
By Vanessa de Lisle - www.thefashioncupboard.com