It’s been awhile since the last time I worked in the office, but you guys keep asking me to share day to night outfit ideas. It was not until I discovered the brand Lafayette 148 that I had the inspiration to share a business casual look on the blog. They are known for elegant and timeless pieces that are suitable for all life occasions. Aka you can wear the same dress to the office and turn it into a nighttime piece by adding just a few accent pieces.
Let’s start with the dress itself though. I saw this style on brand’s website and it immediately spoke to me. While it comes in a knee-high length which is ideal for the office, it’s not your typical boring black dress. The ruffle detail on the neckline makes this dress look incredibly chic and feminine. And if you style it with a waist-defining obi belt, it looks even more special. For the day at the office, I would wear it with a pair of classic nude pumps and a matching satchel bag sprinkled with some classic jewelry pieces.
When it comes to transforming the dress for the evening, unique and colorful accessories are your friends. Those classic black pumps have just one accent—feather pom poms—but which turns these shoes from boring to fun. I don’t think I need to explain much about the bag: it’s definitely a statement piece that puts any monochrome look into a fun and adventurous one. I have this bag in my collection for as long as I remember having my blog, and it’s always been my favorite piece to style a little black dress with.
Again, while I don’t have an occasion to wear this look to the office, I can totally see myself wearing it to an important meeting. What do you think? Would you wear this look for the office?