Stretching the Dollar and the Dress

Stretching your wardrobe dollars can become a little more difficult when it comes to styling dresses.  A dress can be a challenging piece to style without looking like you are wearing the same outfit every day. Take the black and white striped dress featured here. The print alone can make the dress a memorable part of your wardrobe. However, if you style it right then you can get as many as four outfits out of a single dress purchase. Your first option is the dress itself. Next, you can style the dress with a casual jacket for a daytime look. The dress below is shown with a black leather jacket, but for a more casual look you can opt for a denim jacket in either blue or black.  Next, you could style the jacket with a button up blazer for a look that would acceptable for an office setting. If you choose to wear your dress to work, you may need to opt for tights or leggings depending on your personal office dress code. Finally, you can make the dress appear as if it is a skirt by styling it with a pullover sweater for a preppy look. Wardrobe dollars are precious and if you want to be able to afford to rock them all, it is important to make every piece count. Now, if you follow these simple style tips you can add up to three outfits for every dress currently hanging in your closet. It’s like getting an entirely new wardrobe without spending a single dollar.


About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on October 5, 2012, in Bargain Shopping, Fall, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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