A simple solid dress is hands down a must for any woman’s closet and a piece I have found to be essential for conference season. With how much I travel for work I have had to master the art of packing lightly. Going from conference hall meetings to dinner and cocktail parties it is not always easy to find pieces that suit both venues. At the same time I don’t want to appear… MEH. BLAH. The best way to take an otherwise bland dress to another level of “where did you get that?” and still keep the luggage carry on ready… a statement necklace! This still only requires two pieces in the suitcase and allows you to go effortlessly from those meetings to any after hour events.