- 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
- Wrapping up
- How you can help me
- 238th Top of the World Style linkup party
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 toWear a dress another way than as a dress. #closetshopping #slowfashion Click To Tweet
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. 😉
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).
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. Learn more about styling desaturated looks.
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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.
As part of my series on tips to get more wear from your wardrobe, 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.
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238th Top of the World Style linkup party
Welcome to the Top of the Worldstyle linkup party.
Here are the featured posts from last week’s party.
Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav
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?
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.
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 agreeWhen in doubt wear black. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
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