I wondered into Zara on Oxford Street last time I was in London for a little browse before an event - and ended up coming out with a bag full of dresses and shoes. Ooops. One of these dresses was the navy number I am wearing in my photos above - a dress so chic and effortless I just couldn't resist!
I love items of clothing that can easily take you from day to night, which is why I love this navy dress from Zara - it is perfectly suitable for a day of meetings, and with some slight accessory tweaks will be your best friend at a cocktail party.
I kept my accessories to a minimum as I feel this dress is an understated statement in itself - just add timeless jewellery pieces, and an icon bag, and you'll look classy/trendy/like your outfit is worth a lot more than it is. I think this dress was about £30 which isn't bad for a staple I feel I will have for many years to come.
For a more casual look, swap stilettos for chunky ankle boots, throw in a pair of hipster glasses and indulge in a messy bun - et voila, you're ready for a day in the creative office!