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PERFECT FOR YOU: Little details make a big difference to your work dresses

Posted on: August 17, 2012

Some of you may be mistaken for thinking that we loved some of your work dress recommendations so much we decided to show them to you twice in your Perfect For You email today. Well if truth be told this all boiled to a very technical glitch. If this did happen to you, log in to your Dressipi account and click on Recommendations , then click on Weekly Emails to see your 3 different work dress gems. Thanks for your patience.

Now where were we? Ah yes. Your versatile work dress. I hope by now the word “versatile” is as much a part of your shopping vocabulary as the words Fashion Fingerprint™, Must Haves, and everything else Dressipi. It’s that in between time of the year where if you are going to buy something it needs to deal with a bit of summer and a whole lot of winter. Like this waist-accentuating Paul Smith Black dress. It’s a good blank canvas to colour in which ever way you wish. And the easiest way to ‘colour in’ is with the eclectic array of high street accessories out there.

There are little style details that make a big difference and take your dress from day-to-night, or season-to-season, without too much fuss. If you want to channel a bit of that luxe opulent Baroque-chic we are going to be seeing a lot of this autumn/winter create a bejewelled collar effect with this gorgeous Oasis necklace. A fabulous deep tone stone and the gold chains will lift your look:

Or you can keep things deceptively understated by exaggerating the waist definition on the dress with a belt. But not just any belt. Designers seemed to turn sheets of metal into a sought after piece of waist-jewellery. You can create the same effect with a cute little H&M belt in a gun metal grey. If you are wearing a power pair of black high heel courts switch your work bag for a silver stud detail clutch to create a sleek chic effect:

For those of you who are more of a fit-and-flare style girl this piece from Topshop is your perfect work blank canvas:

Use a statement necklace to create an add on Peter Pan collar. This pearl embellished  H&M necklace will also look wonderful with a peplum top in black or winter berry. (Going from day-to-night, summer-to-winter add more texture to your outfit with these brocade effect velvet high heel pumps from Topshop):

Alternatively, go for a bit of fluo fun with this  Zara belt. You don’t need a lot to transform a look. It doesn’t have to be a huge transformation and the high street has some fabulous accessories that give us the chance to channel a trend or update an investment piece. It’s all in the details really. Natalie x

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