To kick off our challenge I thought I would (hopefully) give you a little inspiration and a few ideas on how to stretch your wardrobe as far as possible. I love love love dresses! I used to hardly ever wear them, until I decided I needed to find things to wear that were comfy (come on, just admit it. you probably take off your tight jeans as soon as you step in the door) AND stylish. Dresses really fit the bill. So comfy and so easy to look "put together" without really having to try. You can make the same dress go from summer to winter just by adding a jacket and stretch pants. So. Many. Options.
|boring, but it's an outfit. made even better by no shoes! haha|
So here is the dress. I got it when Banana Republic was clearing out their summer dresses last year (it was like 80% off!) and it was $39. Cute, but nothing awesome. Figuring out all of the different options I had with this dress was a really great exercise for me to do. It was a bit of a challenge to come up with 23, but I really had no idea I had so many possibilities with just one dress! Once you start playing around with your wardrobe, you will be amazed at how many outfits you actually DO have. So here they are, this was my first attempt at outfit photo's....and it felt really awkward, which is evident in some of the pics, but I did my best!
|gold necklaces-Tracy Porter and cuff, bee ring, MK shoes, Aldo belt|
|silver necklace $8-Aldo and bracelet, black sleeveless tank, Payless shoes $20, |
tie belt from a sweater : )
Option 4: Wedding??
|Payless shoes, crystal earring from The Bay, silver bangles and ring, tie belt (like above) |
with an old broach (my family will be laughing about the broach) pinned on
|tie belt with broach, silver hoops $2 and bangles-garage sale!, |
black pumps $25-brit and bro's and tights
|dress pulled up as a tunic, stretch pants-H&M, MK shoes, chain purse, bee ring,|
Aldo belt, gold angel wing earrings $5
|black boots $25 Sears clearance, black leggings and jacket H&M, |
Aldo belt, gold necklace, looped twice -Tracy Porter, angel wing earrings $5
|leather boots-Tracy Porter $60, grey tights, army jacket $5 and belt $2-Plato's Closet|
gold bracelets (stolen from my mom's "dress up pail") and earrings $3-Suzy Shier
|Belt $2 and Jacket $15-Joe, boots-Tracy Porter, grey tights, gold bracelets-mentioned above,|
earrings $3-Suzy Shier, necklace-gift
|sweater-the Gap, boots, grey tights, hat-gift, gold earrings|
|belt, bracelet $8, earrings $4-Aldo, blazer $15-Joe, Steve Madden shoes |
(bought when I was single, probably for a stupid price!) red scarf-le chateau I think?
|earrings and jacket $22-Winners, lace scarf-my great grandma's, |
everything else is mentioned above
|black tie belt from another sweater, tied at the front this time, sweater $30-Winners|
|black tie belt, velvet blazer $40-Jacob, everything else already mentioned above|
bought on Ebay
|dress tucked under elastic and then belted with silk sash from dress pants, |
dress pants-gift, black pumps, necklace $10-NY&C
|velvet blazer $15-Suzy Shier, pink scarf, necklace wore as a bracelet, boots-NineWest|
|silk shirt $10-Alfred Sung, everything else previously mentioned|
|cowl neck sweater, black pumps, belt $40 & necklace-gift, both from Tristan & America|
|black sweater (from high school I think!)-Le Chateau, black pumps, watch with bangles|