The main ingredient in any casual look? Denim. But not just any denim; go for trouser-fit jeans, because they never look sloppy. This shirt’s paisley print adds pop. And her Chanel-inspired jacket is the finishing touch-Coco’s adored tweed is revered in the fashion world for dressing up or dressing down a look.
The Little Black Dress is an idea familiar to every woman-so just give yours an update. This wide waist band is flattering, and the scoop neck frames the face and shows just a hint of skin. The lace is a small yet noticeable detail that’s perfectly on trend.
Repeat after us: Professional work wear does not mean the same boring black suit, year after year. Mae Caime is a serial suit-wearer and confessed she’s never even tried a dress at work. But if you choose carefully, you’ll find that a dress can yield the same high-profile results as a power suit.
A smart, fitted jacket makes this shift dress a close cousin to the work-ready suit. By mixing tweed with checks (a trick she’d done with her home decor but never her wardrobe), there’s a fresh feel to her look. If you’re hesitant about combining prints, listen to our fashion editors’ go-to rules: make sure one is always larger than the other, and stay within the same color scheme.