Shades of Gray for Work :: Check Midi Dress & Coat

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River Island Check Midi Dress c/o (wearing size US 2), Gray Coat c/o, Prada Tote
Black Pumps (similar), Hoop Earrings c/o (also in blush, navy & white)

I love a good check pattern in the fall and winter. I’m teaming up with River Island to bring you this chic work outfit perfect for chilly days. This gray check midi dress has a conservative cut with its high neckline. However, the asymmetrical frill detailing in the front gives this dress a twist and modern look. In the winter, I love to layer, so high neck pieces such as this check midi dress are perfect. I have cashmere shells that keep me warm and try to wear them with everything. This dress is a lovely jersey fabric with more of a bodycon fit. I recommend sizing up if you are between sizes. I’m wearing a US 2, which skims over my body.

To keep me warm when temperatures drop low, I’m pairing this check midi dress with a classic gray coat. You may remember it from this post. Since the dress has a busy check pattern, I want to keep the coat simple and clean. This way the outfit as a whole isn’t too busy. I always get questions from readers when I wear this coat in my Instagram stories. The oversize lapel and sleek cut are my favorite aspects. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the coat is actually pretty warm. The length of this coat is longer, which makes it perfect to wear with midi dresses and the like. There is a magnetic button to close the coat, but you mainly have to rely on the belt. Monochromatic looks are so elegant, so I really love how this whole outfit came together. When I think of a feminine look that’ll still be appropriate in the workplace, this is definitely a look coming to mind.