I’ll get this out of the way early: Yes, I am aware that this is not technically a dress but instead a matching set. Gasps at the audacity! Screams! Faints! Hear me out. Matching sets are some of my favorite looks, and when you wear them together like Zara and nature intended, it actually has the full effect of a dress. Let’s not ignore a good look simply because its seams have not been bound together in holy matrimony.
The real reason I like to include a matching set in 30 Dresses in 30 Days each season is to offer the reminder to you (and to me!) that it offers major bang for your buck. You didn’t just buy one dress, you bought at least three outfits when you start thinking of them as separates, too. Bonus: This look is less than $120. So I’ll leave you with that before we go down the “it’s not a dress” rabbit hole any further.
This look has the whole comfort thing going, for sure, but what’s really drawing me in is the gorgeous camel color. It’s a shade too often relegated to outerwear, and I’m happy to see it taking center stage in this matching set. Of course, the belt is a separate entity—perhaps my best vintage find of the year—and if it’s too much for your office, go with something simple or wear the set sans belt. You’ll still look like a million bucks.
The A-line of the skirt and strategic elastic waistband give the look a classic shape, and the subtlety of the texture makes it a brilliant canvas for accessories and shoes you love. Also, if you can resist slight ballooning in a sleeve, teach me your ways, because I sure can’t. Keep scrolling for more work week go-tos to keep your closet busy.