Weekday Wear Linkup: Two Ways To Wear A Grey Skater Dress

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm showing you two ways to wear a simple grey skater dress, taking it from work to a night out by changing the accessories.
This neutral grey dress is a great staple in my wardrobe and really should be worn more! I packed it for our Europe trip and it reminded me I should get it out more often.

What I wore:

monochrome office outfit grey skater dress boucle jacket leopard print flats and purple balenciaga work bag | awayfromblue
Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag | awayfromtheblue
awayfromblue Instagram | grey skater dress in office boucle jacket monochrome outfit with purple balenciaga work bag
Jacket: Jeanswest Dixie collarless jacket
Necklace: thrifted black and grey floral crystal statement necklace
Dress: Asos grey skater dress
Shoes:   Walnut Melbourne Ava white leopard ballet flats
Bracelets: the usual plus Marc by Marc Jacobs enamel turnlock stripey hinge black and white bangle
Bag: Balenciaga raisin purple 2009 giant silver G21 hardware work bag

Why I wore it:

Was feeling a bit uninspired with what to wear, knowing I had a busy day at work and then a night out in the evening. A dress is an easy outfit staple so I went with that, and this grey one is extremely comfortable. Kept it monochrome for a day in the office, wearing it with my black boucle jacket to dress up the casual tee fabric a little, the sparkly statement necklace worked well to do that too.
The big purple Balenciaga work bag adds a pop of colour. I find it so hard to do monochrome looks, I always sneak some colour in somewhere! I'm thrilled I got to wear the shoes again too, it's been a while since the last wearing and I've tried to wear them recently but the rainy forecast always made me change my mind, they were definitely overdue a wear and I'm pleased the weather cooperated this time!
And yes, I held the Balenciaga work bag backwards in every pic...obviously not properly awake that morning!
Last worn: boucle jacket, statement necklace, grey skater dress, leopard print flats, purple Balenciaga work bag.
Other ways to wear: boucle jacket and pencil skirt, grey skater dress at Disney, leopard print flats and stripes, Balenciaga purple work bag worn 30 ways .
Perfect for pregnancy: boucle jacket in third trimester, grey skater dress in second trimester.

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What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral with gray skater dress dinner mum night out outfit with circle straw bag | away from blue
Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black | away from the blue
awayfromtheblue Instagram | green floral duster with a skater dress and ankle boots straw circle crossbody bag
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Jacket: Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Necklace: thrifted blue multi stand long beaded necklace
Dress: Asos grey skater dress
Shoes: Atmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

After the busy day at work I came home and quickly got changed to head out to dinner with some mum friends. I swapped the boucle blazer for this green floral duster. I love the bold burst of colour it adds to the neutral grey and I like the skater dress and duster combo - I've worn this skater dress with another duster before too.
The navy necklace and tassel earrings added more colour to the dress, and the tan boots are a neutral classic. It was a cooler spring evening and I was grateful I'd picked ankle boots to wear on the way home from the restaurant, kept me a little cosier. I didn't need to bring much as it was a kid-free dinner so wore my Amerii round straw cross body bag. Simple little outfit changes that had me ready and out the door quick enough to be on time for dinner, after giving the boys plenty of hugs!
I got ready so quickly I forgot to put on the bracelets I'd set aside, but I think the navy necklace and earrings were enough extra colour with the green kimono.
Last worn: floral duster, navy tassel earrings, navy long necklace, grey skater dress (above), tan ankle boots, Amerii circle straw bag.
Other ways to wear: floral duster and jeans, grey skater dress in winter, tan ankle boots and sheath dress, Amerii circle straw bag and maxi skirt.
Perfect for pregnancy: grey skater dress in second trimester.

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How You Can Wear It:

A comfortable skater dress in a neutral shade like this grey one is so easy to dress up or down. Try sticking to monochrome colours in the office with a classic blazer to dress it up a little, or make it more casual and colourful like I have in the second outfit with a bright duster and statement accessories.

Weekday Wear Linkup #45

Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!
Guidelines:
1. Please link to a specific outfit post, not your blog homepage.
2. Link back to this post so others can find the link up.
3. Follow your host Away From The Blue on Bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.
4. Add up to two posts and be sure to visit and comment on as many other posts as possible to get some weekday outfit inspiration!
Optional: tweet the post you linked up with the hashtag #weekdayWearLinkUp so I can retweet!
Note: I wore these outfits a couple of weeks ago, before the bushfires across Australia. For today, we are safe from the bushfires, as are our family and friends. For ways to help those not as fortunate, see here: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/bushfire-donations-heres-how-you-can-help/11696418
Linking up with Confident Twosday, Turning Heads, Fashion Frenzy, Style On The Daily, Oh Hey Girl, Style Six.