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STYLE ADVICE: I am looking for some ideas for casual and work looks for my new LBD.

Posted on: October 5, 2015

QUESTION: I am looking for some casual and also smarter but stylish ideas (for a creative work office) for this Topshop dress I bought.

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ANSWER: A little black dress – whether it is a tailored/fitted shift or a softer body skimming jersey dress is the ideal blank canvas to dress up or down. You can wear this so many ways. Here are some ideas with pieces you can switch around from casual to smart-casual looks:

1. Mint Velvet biker gilet £119: –  The stretchy jersey fabric and flattering twist front knot detail gives this dress a great sporty feel which is an ideal way to think about wearing this for more casual looks such as pairing it with a denim or bomber jacket. This biker style gilet is on trend for this season and gives a contemporary feel to outfits:

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2. Adidas trainers £70: – Invest in a pair of fashion trainers. The latest Celine s/s16 show styled cool trainers with smarter flowing trousers elevating them to a more formal status. You’ll never look at a pair of Nike or Adidas in the same way. Go for one of the classic styles in a neutral tone or opt for a vibrant fun animal print or bold bright:

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3. Topshop bag £40: –  Have a bit of fun with your accessories. An oversized clutch bag will double as the perfect day bag if you are not prone to carrying your whole life in your bag. Faux-fur is a fun way to dress things up and this faux pony hair bag in a wild shade is a great way to jazz up an LBD by day for a great casual weekend look:

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4. Faith shoes £49: – For your creative work environment, dress things up with a stylish lace-up sandal or court (take your pic). Don’t forget that your on-trend trainers will be the perfect ‘travel shoe’: –

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5. Mango blazer £69.99: – A white blazer will add polish to any look and whether you are going out for a dinner date or want to look ultra-chic at work or simply spruce up a casual look, this jacket ticks all the boxes:

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6. Karen Millen bag £145: – This is a smart day bag and a good alternative to a roomier tote. It also gives your smart-casual looks a bit more edge. For evening simply swap this bag for your clutch:

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7. H&M earrings £6.99: – A little bit of bling never hurt anyone and these earrings will look great by day or night, smart or casual:

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