Shop Your Closet Time: 3 New Ways To Wear Last Summer's Sun Dress
If you're anything like the rest of other shopaholics, you've got a tight budget for your warm-weather wardrobe and at least one perfectly fine frock from last summer that you're sorta sick of. And that's where it's about time to come in with some brilliant shop your closet advice--get three new ways to wear your old sundresses, after the jump!
We're starting with the ruffled floral frock from Topshop (photo above), but anything that's lightweight and comfortable will work just fine. Now it's time to get creative with your styling tricks...
#1 Make it work for work. If your office is a business casual environment, you can easily make your dress to double duty with a few additions you probably already have in your closet. Add a boyfriend blazer in a dark neutral color on top (black or navy works best), a simple belt around the middle (no studs or embellishments, please!), and a great pair of peep-toe pumps to take this look from frilly to focused.
#2 Throw a skirt on top! You already know what big fans most of us are of wearing two skirts at once, but did you ever think about wearing a skirt over your dress? It's a great way to try out the pattern mixing trend and to add a totally fresh feeling to an outfit you might otherwise be sick of. Go for something that doesn't compete with the pattern of the dress--if it's a small floral, throw a big graphic print on top. If your dress is striped, contrast it with some polka dots. Just look for colors that are either in the same family (ie, there's blue in both pieces) or on opposite sides of the color wheel, ie, complementary.
#3 Hippie-fy it. Most of us equate sundresses with casual summer chic, so why not get all Kate Hudson about it and embrace your inner bohemian? We're loving boots with dresses this summer--remember how many celebs rocked the look at Coachella?--so start with a great pair of brown cowboy or Frye boots, add a fringed bag, tons of long layered necklaces, and if you're feeling really fashion-forward, a denim vest!
What do you think, dolls? Are you newly inspired to bust out last season's sun dress? Which of these versions is your favorite? Have you already been experimenting with new ways to wear your old summer dresses?