Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Many thanks to this week’s TPS guest poster, Stephanie from Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle.
In my dream world, the “professional” side of my closet would have an entire sub-section just for Akris Punto. The Swiss label Akris, designed by Albert Kriemler, is known for uncomplicated silhouettes and a special kind of subtle elegance. The label’s Akris Punto sportswear line delivers a similar aesthetic, but at a relatively more affordable price point. Yes, I said “relatively.”
I’m particularly enamored with Akris Punto skirts and dresses, which fit like nothing else I’ve ever tried. A perfect example of the signature long and lean Akris Punto silhouette is this Jersey-Bodice Wool Dress. This is one of those dresses that, at first glance, appears appropriately conservative and well-tailored. But, when in-the-know fashionistas take a second look they will immediately notice the designer details. The slightly extended cap sleeves, rounded neckline with seaming and partially lined sheer skirt (which leaves a little strip of sheer wool at the bottom) all add to the fashion-forward look.
For the office, trade in the booties and socks pictured here for a pair of classic Jimmy Choo pumps and simple jewelry. Take this dress out to cocktails by lowering the zip neckline just a bit, adding back in the booties or a pair of strappy sandals depending on your personal style, and swapping your sensible shoulder bag for a standout clutch. This 100% wool dress is available for $1,460. Akris Punto Jersey-Bodice Wool Dress