5 Ways to Style a Dress for Work & Home

I’m pretty sure I’ve found the most versatile dress on the planet, plus it’s fairly made from organic cotton so it’s soft and comfortable. Did I mention the pockets? Yep, best dress ever for real life, workwear & everything in between. Here are my favorite 5 ways to style a dress for work and home:

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Denver Earrings Known Necklace Dress Loafers

First, sizing notes: I’m 5’7″. I typically wear a small on top and size 6 or 28 on the bottom. I’m wearing the dress in size small and it fits well. I’d say its TTS.

The dress is the Organic Button Front Midi Dress from Fair Indigo. I love their quality, attention to detail (notice the buttons do not pucker or pull at all) & charitable work they do in the areas their clothing is made. At this price point ($79), it can’t be beaten. Fair Indigo gifted this dress to me, but I am otherwise not compensated for this review.

Note on jewelry: All of my jewelry is from Sela Designs. I’m wearing the Denver Earrings, Elle Necklace & Known Necklace with every outfit. Sela Designs is a non-profit jewelry company I founded. 100% of profit is donated to charity.

1. Denim Jacket

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My first grab and go piece to add to any dress is a denim jacket. It’s great for a casual workplace that is always cold due to AC. Also, this one is soft so it’s comfy enough to wear around the house for a zoom call.

Let’s talk about the buttons on this dress for a minute: I mentioned above that they don’t pucker or poll. The spacing is perfect – it gives a modern feel, but also serves you well. The construction, fit and quality make the dress work really well. Also, the straps cover bra straps which is another win for me.

2. Cozy Sweater

5 ways to style a dress for work from home
Sweater Dress Boots

I put this on and told my husband I had found the perfect dress. No joke. I sat on the floor with my daughter and played, ran errands, and had a meeting all in this exact outfit. I can definitely see how well this would work for teachers who like dresses, but want the freedom to move, plus POCKETS.

Throwing a sweater over a dress is a great way to change the look. An easy way to keep the sweater hem tucked under is to use a thin belt to hold it in place.

3. Puff Sleeves

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Shirt (old from Elegantees) Dress Boots

I have a thing for puff sleeves, just like Anne Shirley. 😉 Really, I love that I can layer under this dress and the fabric is thick enough to still lay nicely – you know what I mean? You can’t see all of the lines of the shirt under the dress. That’s a win!

4. Jacket

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When you find the perfect jacket you wear it with everything. Proof: I styled it 9 more ways here. I love the rolled sleeves so the black shirt underneath pops through. I’m wearing the jacket in my usual size small. It fits slightly oversized.

5. Turtleneck

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Mock neck Dress Boots

I love a good mock neck and have since I was a little girl. I think it’s the perfect companion to this midi dress. Perfectly acceptable for the workplace when we go back in person, a classroom, or in my case Sunday morning at church.

I’m really looking forward to wearing this dress & finding more ways to style it. I’ll add leggings or tights in the cold winter & skip the layer underneath for the summer heat. How would you wear it?

 5 ways to style a dress for work

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