OOTD 8.20.18: Striped Sweater and Polka Dot Dress

how to style a dress as a skirt

Similar Striped Sweater | Polka Dot Dress (also comes in white) | Red Suede Flats | Grey Tote | Studded EarringsGold Stacking Ring$20 iPhone Case | Avocado Popsocket Lipstick in ‘Orchid’

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This is one of my favorite style tricks: taking a dress and using it as a skirt. This gives you just as many (and more) styling options as a skirt. This navy polka dot dress is super cute to wear alone, with a cardigan, with my favorite cropped blazer, and now as a skirt. For more ideas, check out my posts from Ireland!

When y’all first told me you didn’t like dresses because they weren’t as wearable I was so surprised! I love them! Not only are they incredibly flattering and comfortable, but they do have just as much life in them as anything else! That’s why I try to style great basics for you that can be taken from date night to work to formal events (lots of versatility).

When it comes to crewneck sweaters, try styling like this, the more slim fit the better. However, a slouchy sweater also looks incredibly cute if it’s what you have! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites that you can use to prolong the wear of your dresses and that also look incredibly cute with a pair of jeans or cut off shorts (for those of you who don’t get  fall weather)!

These red suede flats are something I always gravitate toward whenever I wear navy. I just love the pop of color. They’ve come in handy so often!

OOTD 8.14.18: Long Black Vest

long black vest and olive cami

Similar Long Black Vest (4 colors) | Olive Lace Cami | White Skinny Jeans | Black Pumps | Black ToteGold Stacking Ring$20 iPhone Case | Avocado Popsocket Lipstick in ‘Plum’

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Vests mean that fall is coming! I found a vest that is extremely similar to this long black vest one and in cashmere so it’s soft! It also comes in 4 colors. Vests are such a fun way way to layer when it comes to fall though.

This lace cami is amazing! If you don’t own it already, grab it in at least one of the colors. I have in it 3 and they seem to come in handy so often for layering, date night, and more casual settings too. You can definitely wear both this cami and the vest multiple ways.

These white skinny jeans are still my favorite! They go on sale periodically so keep an eye out and watch my Instagram stories! I’ll make sure to post on there when they do! They’re just so flattering.

Here is the best quality budget friendly tee (under $20) I mentioned by Madewell! I own it in several colors and have my regular size and a size down! My preference is my regular size!

OOTD 8.13.18: Black Ruffle Hem Dress

black peplum dress from nordstrom

Black Ruffle Hem Dress (6 colors!) | Black Pumps | Black Tote | Pendant NecklaceGold Stacking Ring$20 iPhone Case | Avocado Popsocket Lipstick in ‘Currant’

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This ruffle hem dress is sooo comfortable! It covers everything! I love that the material is washable and won’e fad yet it’s still under $70. It comes in 6 different colors and prints and I didn’t even have to size up for my wide hips. I’m wearing my regular size above and thing that you could easily wear this dress in the early stages of pregnancy and it would be great after birth too!

I also just got these black pumps and they are so comfortable! They have a padding on the inside so they give your foot a break despite the medium height heels. I love the suede too because I feel like suede tends to last longer than faux leather or leather!

 

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OOTD 8.1.18: Boyfriend Blazer

boyfriend blazer from nordstrom

Boyfriend Blazer (under $100, comes in 7 colors!!) | White Lace Cami | Skinny Jeans (size down 1 size) | Similar Grey Pumps | Grey Tote | $20 iPhone Case | Avocado Popsocket Lipstick in ‘Currant’

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Boyfriend blazers are a fun and casual way to get a little funky with your style. I personally find them to make you look a little smaller than a regular blazer just because of the oversized fit. I wouldn’t recommend splurging on a boyfriend blazer (just like what I said about a white blazer earlier this week!). This one is all you need and it comes in 7 different colors!

OOTD 8.8.18: White Blazer

white cropped blazer

White Blazer (also comes in black) | Black Peplum Tee | Skinny Jeans | Black Pump$20 iPhone Case | Avocado Popsocket Lipstick in ‘Currant’

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All of these basics can be mixed and matched! Wear them 1 way, wear them 10 ways! This peplum tee is one of my favorites and it comes in 5 colors. Size down especially if you’re on the shorter side! It’s also under $40!

This blazer is also cropped cut so it hits more at the waist which makes it more flattering! I love both the white and black and love that it’s a blazer for under $100! The quality is definitely high and you’ll be able to wear this for years to come!