Dress, Skirt and Top
Happy day, reader dearest!
Some posts come out of nowhere.
I was getting dressed this morning (The day I am writing this post, obvs, not the day it goes live. I’m not that together.) and wanted to wear my flashy wrap dress.
But I wasn’t feeling quite that flashy.
So what’s a girl to do?
That’s where this post began. With a style dilemma.
Let’s address the elephant in the room.
In this case the elephant is a dress.
I regulary hear women complain about dresses.
That they’re “fancy.” Well, that depends on the dress AND on how you style it!
That they’re not versatile. Maybe not as versatile as separates, but that one-and-done quality is a dream on busy days!
If it’s too cold for a dress, think layers!
Maybe it’s time to think out of the box. Yes, you can wear a cardigan or jacket over a dress. That’s easy, but why not try stretching your style muscles a little further? (Here’s some more out of the box dress-ing.)
So here’s how my brain sorted out that style dilemma…
I thought, I’m loving the top of this dress today, but wish the bottom was flowier. Or flowy-er. (Because my brain skips around a LOT.) Hm. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a wrap top with a drapey flowy bottom. Oh, I do! My pink dress.
But it doesn’t have a wrap top. And I’m not feeling pink. I’m feeling blue today. (No, not sad blue, just color blue.)
But I DO have a blue skirt that’s flowy! What would that look like over my dress?
Okay. Dress masquerading as a top. If the weather permits, I could do this! It’s not feeling right for today, though… Note to self: Remember to wear this skirt with my embroidered wrap top.
And because I will embarrass myself for you, dear reader, I did a strip tease on the front porch. (The neighbor’s dog found it bark-worthy.)
If it were colder today, I’d wear my navy sweater over it and pretend the dress is a skirt. That’s right! I did that with my striped sweater a few weeks ago for March’s Copycat Style.
I know I’ve worn this dress with a jean jacket. I’m thinking I need to try an open denim shirt for a more relaxed feel and lighter weight.
I said Yes! to just the dress alone today. It may have felt like too much when I first put it on, but after seeing the photos, I realized that too much is just right for today! Besides, everything else is low key. White (-ish) flats, air dry hair, no-makeup makeup, just a little silver sparkle.
How About You?
Is this kind of versatility something you want from your wardrobe? Or is making a dress work this hard weird? If it feels contrived, that’s a personality thing. You do you! Are you a dress wearer? Any season in particular? What’s your favorite style of dress? Do tell… I love to hear from you and I’ve heard there’s still room on the interwebs for comments!