Work to Weekend – Cold Shoulder Dress

Cold shoulder dresses and tops have been incredibly popular just about everywhere this year and, the best part, these styles can translate from work to weekend with only a few simple tweaks.

Like many of you, I try to purchase items that are versatile enough for the office and weekend events, and one of the requests I received from this post was to showcase more of those pieces. (First of all, thank you all for your feedback!) This concept is truly near and dear to my heart, because an endless supply of new wardrobe pieces is not financially practical (or the best use of your money). That said, today’s post is the first of a new series that I will come back to each month.  If there are any certain pieces you’re interested in seeing featured, please let me know!

In case you missed it, I mentioned in this post that one of my wardrobe goals for fall is to invest in some work-appropriate dresses. For one thing, dresses are the absolute easiest thing to throw on when you’re in a rush to get out the door (which I literally am every single day), but I also find them to be the most comfortable. Give me the option to wear a dress or a constricting pair of pants and I will choose the dress ten times out of ten. I always feel the most confident in a great dress, so this is a no-brainer for me.

Featured Item: Eliza J Cold-Shoulder A-Line Dress

Today’s featured item is an Eliza J cold-shoulder dress. This dress is available in three different colors: black, navy and emerald, and because of it’s A-line shape will be flattering on many body types. It comes in petite and regular sizing so there’s no need to spend extra on additional tailoring.

I picked up this dress during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale earlier this summer, for the exact reason that it could easily adapt to many different occasions. (For reference, I purchased the emerald color in a 0P).

cold shoulder dress-Work to Weekend-wellesley and king-@wellesleynking

Styling For Work

If you’re in a traditional office setting, then I recommend keeping your accessories traditional: a simple pair of patent-leather pumps, a structured handbag, and understated jewelry are all that you need. Neutral makeup that enhances your features will be pretty and soft for the daytime wear.

Styling for Weekend

This dress is such a great investment because it blank canvas. When wearing this dress for evening events, accessorize with strappy heels, a statement pair of earrings or necklace, and a clutch. Create a more dramatic evening look with either a bold lip or smokey eye.

How would you style this dress? What items would you like to see styled for work-to-weekend? Leave a comment below.


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