Back to school, back to the office

My summer vacation has had a nice run and will soon be coming to an end. I work for a school district, so it’s back to school for me soon and I’m getting awful flashbacks of being a kid again (but really, will also going back to school to finish up my last semester of grad school, eep!). I want this year to be full of more creative outfits at work, but still be work appropriate and comfortable.

I thought that the perfect place to start would be with a blue dress. When black becomes basic, it is easy to fall back to it over and over, but blue is just as easy to wear. One of these dresses I wear often because of the straight shape and versatility, but the other is a little more extravagant for work, but I’m going to make an effort to wear it more often.

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye
Nice details on the collar, but also buttons run down the back.
Dress: H&m thrifted, Belt: gift from sister.

Thrift Eye

Thrift Eye
Dress: Banana Republic thrifted.

The H&m dress can be accessorized with any color or pattern belt to change it up. While the  Banana Republic doesn’t really need more accessories since the ruffles are enough.

I thrifted both of these dresses, and that’s the great thing about thrift stores. I’m sure I could walk into any one and pick out a great blue dress right off the rack. (Especially Goodwill stores which carry a lot of Target deadstock, and Target has lots of work friendly dresses).

Do you have a go to blue dress? Whether it be for work or fun? I have my own fun blue dress that I wore just a few weeks ago.