Posted by Jalisa on Aug 14, 2013

Hello my lovelies!

I trust that you all are having a wonderful day at work! As we all know, fall is quickly approaching, perhaps quicker than we may want. But, nonetheless, we must prepare our wardrobes for this transition. One of my favorite trends for this upcoming season, is houndstooth, such a classic! This print is truly timeless and I personally feel that timeless pieces are a must in every woman's closet, since it's guaranteed that you'd get a good use out of them for many years to come! I put this look together, to give you an idea of how you can incorporate this trend into your work attire. The reason I chose a dress is because I feel that dresses look fab on everyone, contrary to what you may believe about yourself, girl, I say you can rock it! 

This dress is extremely versatile because it instantly creates a well balanced out frame and who doesn't like that?! Not much effort required, other than slipping the dress on! The reason I say this is because it has a solid black outer trim that is widest in the waist area, which makes the houdstooth print look that much smaller, which then means that you have a visually smaller waistline without a diet involved! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all in favor of eating healthy and being active, but while you're working on it, why not wear clothing that already makes you look like what you're trying to achieve? I must mention something else that caught my eye, for all you pear shaped ladies. Generally, you all have narrower shoulders than the width of your hips and you know how I'm always stressing the importance of somehow adding width with you necklines; since the entire upper portion of the dress is houndstooth, do you notice how the whole section looks wider?! I added a waist-belt to further enhance your waistline, but you can totally skip it with a dress like this! 

As for the accessories, I chose to add a splash of color, red. I felt that any other color, that I felt would work, would be a bit too loud for the office. You can totally get away with wearing red and houdstooth because it gives off a very classy and sophisticated vibe. I purchased a houdstooth dress at Marshall's last season and I'm sure you'll be able to spot one there, TJMAXX, or The Burlington Coat Factory. Keep a look out at your favorite retailers, since this is a hot trend for fall, you will most likely see it there soon! You can also score an amazing deal on a red purse at either Marshall's or even Charming Charlie, if you happen to have one near you, since they color coat their accessories, it's practically guaranteed you'd find something in the red section! If you feel that the red shoe is a bit much, then you can of course pair the dress with black shoes and it'll work just as good! 

Don't forget to watch my part 1 of the back to school series, where I give some outfit tips to all you wonderful teachers. Even if you're not a teacher, you can still watch and get some ideas for the office!




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