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Best back to work basics

5 MUST-HAVE DRESSES UNDER R200!

This week, it’s back to work for most of us and I’m sure that you are ready to reach your goals, get inspired and kick ass in 2019. I can’t think of a better way to boost your confidence than breathing new life into your wardrobe, so I’m sharing a few back-to-work basics to get the job done.

I simply adore dresses. They have the ability to make you feel like a million bucks, even when they cost a few bucks. They’re easy to layer, transition from day to night with a lick of lipstick and they’re a complete outfit even before you accessorise – saving you tons of time in the morning. 

This week, I braved those hot little fitting rooms and tried on a few dresses, so you don’t have to. I can’t explain the shameless pride I feel when I find a good bargain that looks great too, so I’m sharing a few selections everyone should own and cherry on top – they’re each under R200! 

LOOK 1 – CASUAL FRIDAY COOL

I never thought I’d ever wear a bodycon dress but truth be told what I love about this stripey wonder was the square neckline and the price – R149.99! Stripes, I find get a bad rap – most people will say that you should always opt for vertical stripes to draw the eye down, but I think any print dress is an underappreciated and understated essential. It’s as cool as they come and simply comfy. Slip on a classic white sneaker and you’re good to go. Up the style factor with your choice of accessories.

Find it at The Fix, R149,99

LOOK 2 – THE STRIPED MAXI

For those days you’re feeling your absolute best, a fun print is perfect. The maxi silhouette is universally flattering and can be dressed up or down. Pair with statement flats, then complete the look with tassel earrings or stand-out gold jewellery.

Find it at Jet, R169.99

LOOK 3 – THE PRETTY PRINT

This frock just made me long for zesty cocktails, shimmering water and lazy sunny days by the pool. So, lengthen that holiday feeling in an adorable print made for summer.

Find it at The Fix, from R129.99

LOOK 4 – THE COLOUR POP

There is something about a red dress that makes me feel super confident. Classic in every sense, you simply need to add crimson lips and a power clutch that’s perfect for the boardroom or date night.

Find it at Jet, R129.99

LOOK 5 – THE ANY OCCASION LBD

Whether back to work, black tie or back to your best self, this jet-black number ticks all the boxes. During the day, pair with trendy flats, then slip on a sleek blazer in a vibrant shade and a pair of stylish zipped heels for after-5 glamour.

Find it at Jet, R129.99

I had so much fun that I’ve included five more must-have looks – each just R325.

  1. THE CLASSIC JUMPSUIT – Contempo. Shop here
  2. THE SUMMER ALL YEAR LONG – Contempo. Shop here
  3. THE VERSATILE SHIRT DRESS – H&M (up to 70% off sale on in store)
  4. THE MUST-HAVE MILITARY – Foschini. On sale for R299 in store, run!
  5. THE STYLISH SHIFT – H&M (up to 70% off sale on in store)

That’s two weeks’ wardrobe sorted so you can get back to your best life! Remember to make it your own by adding accessories that suit your personal style.

Which budget brands do you prefer? Share them with us in the comments.

xx

2 Comments

    • kim brandt says

      Thank you, Liesel. We’re so excited that we’ve inspired you. #happydance. Let us know if there’s anything else you like to see. xx

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