Practical Pieces For Work And Play

It’s always fun to have a dress in your wardrobe rotation that is perfect for both work and play. It feels so good to have pieces that are versatile and practical as they can be worn more often than not, and they can be worn to a plethora of different occasions. Nowadays, we all have quite different looking offices, from the office in the city to the working from home office to the on the go office (maybe sometimes this means quick meetings in the car!). Either way there is a dress that is perfect for everyone, from the more casual looks to the dressier options which would be perfect for those times when you are going from desk to dinner.

The office dress could be anything from a classic shift style dress to a more structured style look that brings an air of the dynamic to your desk. Work dresses pair perfectly with a chic pair of heels or flats and can be dressed up with some jewellery. Floral print dresses to knee length dress, or even a skirt or pants and a top – there are many styles that are perfect for your office dress code.


The Serious Shift

A shift dress is the perfect mix of style and comfort. It is the all-in-one double duty dress that can be worn from corporate meetings to cocktail hour. Dress it up with some earrings and heels for the ultimate desk to dinner look. The shift dress is also the perfect autumnal trans seasonal piece and addition to your wardrobe. A shift dress with sleeves or a long-sleeved dress is the perfect addition to the trans seasonal wardrobe. A shift dress with some interesting features, such as pleats or sheer sleeves will add a fun balance to your work/play wardrobe.


The Separates

Building a work/play wardrobe is sometimes a hard thing to think about – what is appropriate for work as well as after work and weekend? If you struggle with this question the best thing to go to is – separates. Tops and skirts/pants combos are always a good idea as they can be easily dressed up or down to suit the occasion you are off to. As with shift dresses, choose separates that have an interesting feature about them, and some sheer sleeves or sequin pants will be perfect pieces to play with when styling.



The Add Ons

Once you have your base – a base that is appropriate for both work as well as after work gatherings, it is time for the add ons. The add ons provide an important functional element (as well as as obvious aesthetic one!), they add function to your outfit by defining what your look is for. You may have a more minimalist earring for your work outfit but you can switch to a statement earring for your play outfit. Or you could add a headband or hair accessory to top your look off. 



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