As a professional woman, its always hard to justify spending money on clothes that I won’t get a lot of use out of – i.e. casual wear. That’s why I tend to look for casual wear on sale racks, second hand stores and Target. Because what’s better than finding a cheap casual dress? A cheap casual dress that I can wear both in- and outside the office.
My best advice for choosing cheap dresses that can work for the office is to select pieces that cover you up as much as possible in neutral colors. If you are tall, opt for a looser fit to get the extra length an additional size provides. While you don’t want to swim in the piece, I prefer to err on the side loose over too tight.
Avoid pairing cream with your standard black tights, which can feel like too stark a contrast. Instead choose taupe tights and cognac boots. Subtle variations of tone are easier on the eye and make you look more put together. I love to infuse some colors, so I’d choose a colored blazer but another shade of cream and beige would work just as well.
To give this dress a festive feel for a night out on the town, I would choose accessories in rich hues of deep purple and royal red. What is your favorite color for winter?