I generally dress in solid colors, but I like details in my clothes.
This Moschino Cheap and Chic dress has a number of great details – beautiful seaming, an inverted pleat in the shoulder straps, and oversized grommets on the self-belt.
The fabric is cotton cady — a heavy cotton with a light sheen to it – which gives the dress structure. In a lighter-weight cotton, this would just be a sundress, but the heavier and stiffer hand makes it suitable for a business casual workday.
My shoes . . . they may be a little too bare for business casual, but the dress code in my office is not very stringently enforced. I’ve worn this dress with these dressy suede sandals and with black ballet flats. To make sure that the dress doesn’t seem too bare, I bring a little jacket to have on hand for meetings.
Here, I’ve paired the dress with a jacket (from a different label) that is short enough to show the belt of the dress.
I like this dress so much that I bought it in a second color – a lovely mocha brown. Am I brilliant, or greedy? I guess those aren’t mutually exclusive qualities . . .
Dress: Moschino Cheap and Chic; Jacket: I’m Isola Marras; Sandals: JCrew; Flats: French Sole New York; Bracelet: John Hardy; Watch: Michele
Photos: Lauren Ackil