Ahh, the beauty of a shift dress. It will always be flattering (despite those three or four extra cookies you indulged in at lunch), it helps you achieve that Edie Sedgwick-esque ‘60s air of cool and its prim cut means you can sport it for work or play.
But there’s something about classic black and white that feels all the more crisp. The monochrome palette lends this Fashionista’s dress longevity. You know she’ll wear this number for years to come, whereas I’ve already become tired of my similar all-red design that I bought months ago.
The beauty of the color block effect is that you can really play it up with crazy heels, a headscarf and bold accessories. Or, you can tone it down with minimal accents. This Fashionista chose the latter, and let’s just say, I ain’t complaining.
Her gold-rimmed coral pendant earrings are big enough to attract the eyes but small enough that they don’t retract attention from her frock. Plus, it’s plain to see they compliment her nails, which are painted a pinky-red so that the pigments don’t feel too matchy-matchy.
With the help of her go-anywhere satchel, neutral strappy wedges and delicate jewelry, her look is internship appropriate and totally on trend. It’s without a doubt that she got just as many head turns in the office as she did strutting her stuff down the street or at dinner with friends.
Luckily, it’s not hard to find similar pieces that will act as the foundation to this masterpiece of an outfit. If your goal is to emulate this Fashionista’s style to a T, shop Tara Jarmon or Zoe Jordan Rossi. If you like a bit of an athletic flare, I’m obsessed with these picks from Hobbs and Tibi. If you need an extra swathe of color, P.A.R.O.S.H has got you covered, and if you’re done shopping for summer and prefer a sleeve, Tibi’s at your rescue once again. As for those bright, yet subtle highlights? I’m sure you’ve got something in your jewelry box that will do the trick. Just remember to plan your manicure accordingly.