From Coffee to Cocktails: How to Style 1 Dress for Work, 3 Ways

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

If your nine-to-five has you feeling fashionably frazzled, fret not, for ModStylist Amy is here to show you that one simple dress can be very, very versatile. With a few substitutions, the Heather Nor There Dress by designer Eva Franco transforms from casual coffee date to post-work cocktails. Read on for more ideas on how you can take your wardrobe from nine-to-fab!

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

COFFEE SHOP CASUAL — For a casual coffee date with clients, layer a casual button-down beneath a classic dress. Chic ballet flats take the place of commuter sneakers, while a cross-body bag allows you to tote just the essentials.

On Amy:
Heather Nor There Dress
Speckled Effects Top
What Else Is Nuanced? Bag
Hearts of Gold Bracelet
Juniper Flat

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

9-5 FASHIONABLE — Once you arrive at the office, trade your button-up for a blazer and you’ll be conference-room ready in no time flat! Bold accessories punch up a professional look and stand out against a neutral dress.

On Amy:
Heather Nor There Dress
Take a Little Dip Heel in Sunset
Drop of Dazzling Necklace
Mandarin Martini Blazer
Color Me Bright Bag

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

HAPPY HOUR CHIC — Go from the corner office to cocktails by grabbing a pair of statement-making heels and an eye-catching clutch. A multi-strand necklace keeps things simple but chic.

On Amy:
Heather Nor There Dress
Five Speed Clutch
Here Noir There Headband
Dare to Disco Necklace
Golden Globetrotter Heel

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

Workwear Styling with the ModStylists

Looking for more wear-to-work inspiration, or want to chat with a ModStylist? You’re in luck! Hop on over to the ModStylist Facebook page to ask them questions and see what’s inspiring them this week, or, set up an appointment for a one-on-one style consultation!

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950’s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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3 Responses to From Coffee to Cocktails: How to Style 1 Dress for Work, 3 Ways

  1. Zezee 04/10/2013 at 5:10 pm #

    The Mandarin Martini Blazer is so cute! I’m tempted to buy it.

  2. Helen Sivertsen (@HelenSivertzen) 04/11/2013 at 12:12 pm #

    love the gold shoes :D i neeeeed the snow to melt so i can get them oute of the box :D

  3. PAM 04/22/2013 at 3:32 pm #

    Love it all! My three favorite colors. I have a varied daily schedule and have been wrestling with just this problem. I already have the pink clutch and orange business tote

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