Welcome to the Style Suite with Kéla Walker, your source for fashion and style trends for power plays in the workplace. Every Tuesday and Thursday, she’ll share tips and suggestions to help maximize your style on a budget. Whether you’re the style devil in Prada or the apprentice with limited apparel, you’ll find something in the Style Suite to suit your needs.
Whenever I’m running late in the morning and in a rush to get dressed for work, a dress is the first thing I reach for. It’s no-fuss fashion that provides a quick and simple solution to that a.m. problem we all encounter. There’s no matching this with that or decisions on what top works with what bottom. Once you slip on a dress, your main look is finished. Add an accessory or two and you are ready to go. Easy.
To make matters even better, I like to reach for a wrap dress, a little number I call an all-purpose dress that will serve my needs for the day.
Whether it’s a meeting in the office or an afterwork social, you can never go wrong with a wrap dress. They suit a variety of body types, and they’re universally flattering. I love buying them in great prints that can take me from day to night with ease. During the spring and summer days I pair them with a great pair of heels and they work equally well in the winter with tall boots and a blazer. Even if you’re not running late in the morning, it’s safe to say a wrap dress is always a good fit.
If you’re in New York City this week, there’s a great sample sale of amazing merchandise by designer Diane von Furstenberg, the queen of wrap dresses. Visit KelasKloset.com for the details.
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Kéla Walker is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer and TV host, who has contributed lifestyle and entertainment content for outlets including NBC’s LXTV, Getty Images, YRB Magazine, Madame Noire, and RTL Germany. She also has a passion for fashion and offers the latest in fab fashion trends and consumer deals withKelasKloset.com. Her chic style and trendsetting blog has been lauded by sites including Essence.com and Huffington Post Black Voices.