Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. I want to say thank you again for all of your feedback regarding my new Wear to Work series. I sincerely appreciate it! As promised, here is my second post for the month featuring not-so-boring work wear.
I think in general work wear has a bad reputation for being boring, frumpy or dated. I know many of us can agree that it’s just more fun to dress for the weekend than it is for the office. And hey, I’m right there with you! But that doesn’t mean work wear can’t be chic OR versatile. Meaning, why not find things that you can wear to both.
This Striped Midi Dress is absolutely one of those for me. When Mary was shooting this look, she could not stop talking about this dress. It’s really one of those pieces that you can wear to the office, out with girlfriends, or running errands. I actually wore it to church on Sunday with these lace up heels, but for the office, flats might be a better option.
While I usually like to wear a small heel or wedge, many of you mentioned you would love to see outfits for work with flats. So let me introduce you to one of the most comfortable pairs I own. I’ve mentioned several times that I love my Chanel Ballet Flats, but honestly the Felicia Ballet Flats are more comfy and look very similar to the classic Chanel style (and at a much better price point). I personally like the nude or blush color because it gives the appearance of longer legs, which is what I am always going for. I also have the Francis Flat, which looks just like the Chloe flats, and they are just as comfy.
Thanks so much for reading! Please keep the suggestions and comments coming…I love hearing from you guys! You can send all work wear requests to email@example.com with the subject: “WEAR TO WORK”. xx Ashley
Topshop Striped Midi Shirt Dress (fit: tts, follow sizing in parenthesis) | Sam Edelman Felicia Ballet Flats (color: Classic Nude, fit: I went up a 1/2 size and they fit perfect…I also have these Chloe look-a-likes and they are just as comfy! Go up a 1/2 size in those as well) | Reversible Tote (the perfect fit for your laptop, files and planner // under $50) | Quay Oversized Aviators (love the size of these!) | Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch | Baublebar Pave X Ring | Lipstick: Fruit De La Passion (love this long wear liquid lipstick. It really lasts for several hours!)
THIS POST IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORDSTROM. AS ALWAYS, ALL OPINIONS AND SELECTIONS ARE MY OWN.
images by: Mary Summers Hafner
I love this look! For reference, how tall are you? I always feel the need to wear heels with a midi length, but you look so cute with flats!
Ashley Robertson says
Thank you for your comment! I am 5’6, but I usually feel the same way. I feel like I went back and forth between flats or heels for this dress. However, I really like the ease of throwing on a pair of classic flats. If I were wearing this to dinner, I’d probably swap the flats for heels just because I feel more comfortable in a small heel or wedge. Hope that helps! xx Ashley
Beautiful dress! Love how you styled it! The flats are perfect!
I absolutely love shirt dresses, I find them so versatile, they’re easy to dress up or dress down. You can easily wear them from daytime to a night out and they work perfectly for almost any time of the year.
You’re looking gorgeous btw!
I love that you are doing a work wear series! I am about to go get a job teaching but I also want to stay true to my boo style. It can be hard to balance!
How 2 Wear It says
I would totally wear this to work or church and brunch on Sunday! It has such an effortlessly cool summer vibe!
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The Gossip Darling says
I’ve been obsessed with ballet flats for years!!
Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com
I’ve had my eye on this dress and think you’ve convinced me to make the purchase! I love the way the dress seems to flow!
Brittany Pillard says
Love this look! Like how you paired it with a bright lip!
Jessika @ Beauty by Jessika says
I love that this dress is a wrap dress! Super cute and I think it would look cute with a wedged heel. Love it! .. Jessika | http://www.beautybyjessika.com
OBSESSED! You make work wear look so chic. Loving this new series!
I followed your blog for about a year now and always enjoy reading your posts. I am very excited for this new series! I have a suggestion for a topic…I would love to see your take on a work bag. I am looking for one that can double as a purse and but still be functional. I like the one you are wearing here, but wanted to see if you had any other suggestions. Thanks for your help!
This “work wear” dress looks amazing on you, such a unique pattern. Love it paired with flats. I’m a bit of a Tory Burch flats fan myself but a good friend of mine has several pairs of the Sam Edelman flats. He loves his.
Great look, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.
John Agwazim says
I like the Jamie PJ Set. It will surely look nice on my wife.