Dress: H&M (available in store, similar here) | Cardigan: American Eagle (old) | Shoes: Nine West (similar here) | Belt: F21
When I got my first 9-5 job out of college, I quickly learned the importance of investing in pieces that were both weekend and work appropriate. I didn’t have the funds to maintain two separate wardrobes for work and play (and never will) so I quickly fell in love with blazers and cardigans. It’s amazing what a blazer or cardigan can do for an otherwise casual outfit, and when accessorized right you can even make a plain t-shirt acceptable for the office.
When I picked up this dress at H&M for a birthday party, I didn’t quite realize how versatile it would be for me. I wore it to a birthday party with snakeskin platforms and bold jewelry, but realized that paired with a cardigan and wedges it’s perfect for the office too. I originally had on a white blazer with this outfit, but it just didn’t feel quite right. That’s when I remembered this ancient cardigan from American Eagle (another piece I never knew how to outfit). I threw it on and loved the summery vibe.