How To Style A Black Shift Dress For Work This Week

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When it comes to workwear staples, it’s hard to beat a classic black shift dress. Simple and professional, this office-ready piece is appropriate for a multitude of weekday commitments from presentations to lunch meetings. However, finding new ways to wear it can prove difficult considering how heavily it’s rotated. In order to illustrate its versatility, see five refreshing ways to style this office essential to its fullest potential.

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5 Ways To Wear Your Shift Dress

Monday

Styling tip: A turtleneck-and-dress pairing is a layered look that never fails. Accessorize this refined ensemble with a bright crossbody and prim pumps.

Faux Leather Mini Crossbody

$23

Forever 21

Boldfore Bow Pumps

$425

Stuart Weitzman

Ribbed Turtleneck Top

$18

H&M

Interview Dress

$138

J.Crew

Tuesday

Styling tip: Swap a basic blazer for one with piping detail. Lend feminine flair with a floral silk scarf and cut-out heels.

Suede Pasadena Heels

$650

Aquazzura

Contrasting Trims Blazer

$60

Mango

Floral-Print Silk Twill Scarf

$185

Gucci

Wednesday

Styling tip: Channel a sophisticated vibe by teaming a belted coat with tall suede boots and a neutral leather tote.

Eartha Soft Top Handle Satchel

$495

ZAC Zac Posen

Saul Coat

$2,690

Max Mara

Evyn Pointy Toe Tall Boots

$189

Nine West

Thursday

Styling tip: Opt for an of-the-moment longline vest to drape over your shift. Inject some interest with a rope belt and finish off with suede camel pumps.

BB Pointy Toe Pump

$595

Manolo Blahnik

Shawl Collar Sleeveless Jacket

$85

Topshop

Raro Belt

$395

Sportmax

Friday

Styling tip: Add texture and color with a multi-hued tweed jacket to style with lace-up heels and studded bag.

Studded Leather Feed Bag

$275

Rebecca Minkoff

Graphic Tweed Jacket

$495

Rebecca Minkoff

Opel Lace-Up Pointy Toe Pump

$130

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