Fashionistas, I have a treat for you! Today’s #MyGoodwillFind is the perfect dress for a hot summer day while traveling to and from work. It’s relatively office appropriate, the print is unique, and it’s light enough to be worn under the summer sun, but also light enough to go snuggly under a blazer.
I wish this dress fit me, because it would already be in my closet, featured in one of my outfit posts. But alas, it doesn’t and I’m sharing it with y’all today! 🙂
This Akiko dress is a size small cream and dark blue sleeveless number, made of luscious silk. It hits just above the knee, and has a low v-neckline. Even though the neckline plunges a tad low, a cami or pin will keep it office friendly and business casual.
I hadn’t heard of this brand until I saw it at Goodwill, so to give you a little background – Akiko is a California contemporary brand based on beautiful colors, unique prints, and perfect fits. The line has been worn by celebrities such as Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Ashley Tisdale and Denise Richards and a typical dress by this line goes for at least $100+. That all being said, this designer is dynamite.
Like I said, I’d rock this gem under the hot summer sun for a day at work, then transition to after-work-activity attire.
In the workplace, I’d wear a navy, or black blazer at the top, to ensure my arms aren’t being too exposed. For jewelry I’d consider either wearing dangly earrings and arm candy OR a big chunky statement necklace with subtle studs. I think golds, jades, pinks and yellows would pair nicely with this dress and its color scheme…the neutral nature of the dress allows it to be a good canvas for other colors.
Image by Polyvore.
Talking footwear, I honestly think a wedge would be the best type to wear at work. Wedges are like walking on just an elevated platform – they’re easy to walk in, harder to fall in and always look sophisticated ;). When I wear mine, it feels like I can go a whole day in exploring DC for miles.
But, if you wanted to be a little more spicy, a simple neutral or colorful heel will also do the trick. The point just might hurt your foot by the end of the day. 😉
Although not pictured in the collage, if you really don’t want to wear an elevated shoe, a neutral flat is your friend as well.
How would you style this Akiko dress at work, fashionistas? What footwear would you consider rocking?