I go a lot of meetings and do multiple presentations a week. A lot more than normal lately, and I had to start investing in a few keys pieces. Dress clothes have always been an investment to me. I need/want to look polished when I am meeting clients and my wardrobe does the majority of talking. Pencil skirts, crisp shirts, and tailored suits are a staple in part of my circle, and you have to get creative when you’re on a budget.
Recently the Eva from Stop Staring sent over a fabulous dress, and I am in love with it. The store offers cocktail dresses, business attire and retro clothing. The dresses are very classy and can be worn in different settings.The beauty of said dress is that it is great on its own, but can easily be disguised and worn multiple times in different ways. The beauty of being on a budget is that you learn how to shop your closet really effectively, and become an expert in trying different combination of clothing on together.
I mixed and matched different completer pieces that I had in my wardrobe and created completely different looks. The beauty of a dress like that is that you can wear on its own or use it as a layering piece. The fabric is amazing, and the dress moulds to any body shape (aka my sister and mom). It’s already a staple in my wardrobe, and I more than likely going to buy the same dress in black, too ($145.00).
Personally I know that my cost per wear will be low as I can wear the dress quite a few different ways. The best part is that I threw on a blouse and a thick belt and make it look like its a skirt and not a dress.
What do you think? Would you invest in a piece that is versatile?