As much as office attire has evolved, there are a few pieces that stand out to me as timeless: pencil skirts, neutral knits, and black pumps. This look, which I put together for a meeting downtown, is fashion-forward, but still rooted in this classic formula. The traditional silhouette of the skirt and coverage of the sweater allowed me to be a little bold with details, like the leopard-print pattern and dramatic feathers. I kept my makeup minimal (so as not to look vampy with the leopard print), and threw on my all-time favorite pair of black pumps to ground the look.
Since maxi dresses inherently provide more coverage, I prefer versions with balanced little details. This one has a sheer lower half for a peek of skin (one of my favorite looks), side slits for a sexy glimpse of leg, and a small cut-out in the back. The gauzy fabric and ...read more