Ever get stuck in a wardrobe rut and feel like you’re wearing the same exact pieces the very same ways? I have been guilty of this but wanted to challenge myself – and my readers – to find a piece of clothing and make it work at least three different ways in the coming month.
This ruffle dress (which I’ve featured before) is very versatile. In this post, I’ve tried to showcase a few different styles and offered additional thoughts on how you can pull different pieces together from your wardrobe to create some super fun looks. Here I played off some of the same accessories – my shoes and bag – but you don’t have to.
Look at the list below for some outfit inspiration and then try it out at home. Please share your pics and ideas on the Facebook page. I look forward to seeing what you put together.
A Day at the Office: Pair with feminine heels, oversized shades, a boyfriend blazer and ladylike crossbody.
Quirky and Fun: Mix prints and go unexpected with a camo jacket and pumps. Suede booties would look great, too! Style points for pairing blush and shades of green together.
Make it a Skirt: By pairing with feminine heels and topping with a black cashmere sweater, you create another look that is fantastic for the office. Consider a leather oversized clutch vs the crossbody.
Warm Weather Day: Wear the dress alone and throw on strappy nude sandals. I love the idea of pairing it with an oversized tote for an afternoon of shopping or running errands with the kids. Cooler nights? Layer a fitted denim jacket on top and reach for a casual tote (style not shown).
These slouchy tuxedo pants have quickly become a favorite of mine for vacations, date nights and dinners in Vegas. I love a beautiful dress but sometimes I’m just not in the mood. It is nice to look totally put together but feel like you’re in sweats.
I typically style these with a simple top like the one seen here and black Stuart Weitzman nudist sandals. With the weather getting colder, I instead topped with a leather jacket and put on pumps. These pants would also look great styled in an off-duty way with a comfy sweater and leather or suede sneakers or loafers.
Perfect for layering and adding a little extra warmth on chilly days, this sleeveless waistcoat from Zara is a new favorite.
The camel is a great neutral color and the vest can be easily paired with so many pieces.
For casual off-duty looks, I wear mine over a simple cami and pair with boyfriend jeans and loafers or sneakers (see above). As it gets colder, I’ll wear over a sweater in a bold color or opt for a long-sleeved striped tee.
Going to work? An all black ensemble underneath would be so chic. Think a black blouse or turtleneck, black culottes and pumps or booties. I also pair this waistcoat with burgundy patio pants, a paisley sleeveless blouse and neutral caged heels (this look will be up on blog soon).
For brunch with girlfriends? Consider a pastel or cream long-sleeved blouse, flouncy skirt and suede boots!
What outwear is on your fall wish list? Any must haves? Please share them in the comments section.