Three different ways to wear your dress
Missoni dress worn as skirt with August Silk v-neck top, statement necklace, GNW tights, Hermes collier de chien bangle, bag, Daily Shoes booties (all own)

Contents

  1. A dress is like “Buy one, get three pieces” … sort of
    • Look 1: As skirt with faux twinset
    • Look 2: As a jumper with a long-sleeve crewneck sweater
    • Look 3: As skirt with cardigan as top
  2. Wrapping up
  3. How you can help me
  4. Top of the World Style linkup party
    • Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav
    • Top of the World OOTD My Fav
    • Top of the World Style Winner
    • Co-host wanted

A dress is like “Buy one, get three pieces” … sort of

Except for my beloved Lederhosen I always was a skirt and dress kind of gal. The movement of a skirts – no matter whether it’s a real one or that of a dress – is so feminine. Even a pencil skirt or sheath are all about being a woman. They show off the curves (even if there are none). My late Mom always used to say that dresses are boring as one can wear them only one way. I never agreed, but as a kid or teenager I wasn’t allowed to

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This pink striped dress is a high score on eBay made this summer. It was love on first sight. The price was affordable, so I got it. In today’s post, I show you three looks with the same dress for two different seasons.

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Look 1: Faux twinset

In this outfit, I picked a color that occurs in the skirt and paired the dress with a short sleeve sweater from summer. I wore the look in fall, but hadn’t it posted. Why, well I had planed to write a one item three looks post. 😉

fashion blogger showing how to fake a half tuck when wearing a dress as skirt

style blogger in leather trench coat, dress as skirt with cardigan as top
Outfit details: Missoni dress worn as skirt with August Silk v-neck top, Isaac Mizrahi cardigan, DIY studs, statement necklace, GNW tights, Science Jewellery DNA bangle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, 3.1 Philipe Lim bag, Daily Shoes booties and Gap leather trench coat (all own) and tights c/o Hipstik Legwear

Look 2: As a jumper with a long-sleeve crewneck sweater

This outfit is an example for what to wear under a dress. I styled it like a jumper or sheath with a layering top underneath. You may have seen this type of concept already in the Alaska October lookbook. Here the link is added, in case you missed it).

fashion blogger in striped dress styled as a jumper with layering top, tights and pink pumps

mature woman twirling in pink striped fit-and-flare dress

Nicole of High Latitude Style in Missoni dress
Outfit details: Missoni dress, statement dagwood flower beaded necklace, DIY cuff, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GAP leather coat (all own), tight c/o Hipstik® Legwear, layering top c/o Cami Confidential, and Ivanka Trump pink suede pumps c/o Wikibuy

 

As outerwear I added again my leather trench coat and a gray work bag that picks up a color of the stripes. The different footwear gives even the outerwear a different vibe than in Look 1, when I wear the coat open. When the coat is closed, the look turns into a gray and black desaturated look with a pop of pink.

stylist in patterned dress, pink pumps, black tights and leather coat with shark gray bag
Missoni dress, statement dagwood flower beaded necklace, GAP leather trench coat (similar here), headband, shark gray Modalo Pippa bag (all own), tight c/o Hipstik® Legwear, and Ivanka Trump pink suede pumps c/o Wikibuy

 

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Look 3: It Cardigan as top

The following photos illustrate what to wear over a dress as a winter outfit inspiration. Here shopping the own closet goes to the next level. A cardigan is styled as a top with a belt over the Missoni. To stay warm and in great style in the painful cold weather of Interior Alaska’s winter, a shearling in burgundy adds the right amount of insulation.

Alaskan blogger with striped dress, burgundy cardigan, tights, gloves and shearling and pink shoes
Missoni dress styled as separtes with GNW cardigan as top, statement belt, Cole Haan shearling, GNW burgundy tights, unbranded structured bag, LeatherCoatsEtc leather gloves (all own) and cloche c/o Fashionable Hats

 

Wrapping up

As part of my series on how to get more wear from the pieces you already own, this post illustrated three ways to wear a dress not as a dress. So far I haven’t worn the piece as what it was designed for, namely as a dress. 😉 Why is that? Actually, when I got it in late August, summer was already over up here in the Interior. Thus, stay tuned for next summer. Being creative when styling your dresses for everyday wear helps to slow fashion down. Moreover, it saves you money without sacrifying style. See the guide at the link for more ideas.

Which of the looks is your favorite? Pin it to your own Pinterest board so your friends, colleagues and family can see it too. How do you “pretend” to have a larger wardrobe than you actually have? Share your ideas how to wear clothes differently in the comments. Just curious.

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Top of the World Style linkup party

Welcome to the 238th Top of the Worldstyle linkup party.

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Here are the featured posts from last week’s party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav

Shelbee in distressed jeans over fishnet tights, zebra sweater, boots and Army parka
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Shelbee became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She blogs at Shelbee on the Edge. Isn’t her holiday date outfit suggestion awesome?

Top of the World OOTD My Fav

steampunk couple in typical attire
Michele Churchman’ post on steampunk became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Michele Churchman’s post on Steampunk – Fashion or costume was my favorite. She blogs at My Bijou Life Online. Well, steampunk has a lot of bijoux. I think steampunk is a counter-culture. Once it becomes mainstream we wear corsets again. Yuck. What I love about these looks is the creativity of their wearers. Sure, there are some niche stores and designers that make these clothes (like always when there is a new style brewing). Recall, for instance, Bohemian Style in history started out with a small group of artists and writers in Paris.

Top of the World Style Winner

Top of the World Style Winner Jamie Ashcraft in black outfit with leather jacket brown booties and leopard print clutch
Jamie Ashcraft of Everyday Style became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Jamie Ascraft became the Top of the World Style Winner. She is the blogger Everyday Style by Jamie Ashcraft. She presented an all black casual holiday look. I so agree
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