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1 Piece 3 Ways

A couple weeks ago I was helping a friend pack for a trip and we somehow started cleaning out her closet. As I pulled clothing out of her closet that I had never seen her wear, she respond with statements like "that's my teacher dress," or "that's my New Year's Eve dress." One was even called her "Pocahontas dress," don't get me started on that one!

I feel like this is something a lot of people do, they label their clothing for specific events or looks. But this really limits your wardrobe! Most items can be dressed up or down, and should be to maximize your wardrobe.

I figured I would use one of my all-time favorite J.Crew dresses (which is only $49 right now!) as an example of how the same dress can be styled so that it is appropriate for multiple occasions--from casual weekends, to business attire, and even date night!

 Seriously though, how great is this dress?

What are your tricks for dressing items up or down?

Ashley B
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  1. I love the different styles you created with this dress!

    Prep on a Budget

  2. I love all three styles! And that print on that dress is just perfect.

    xo Kylie

  3. Date night is my favorite style--so elegant! Some of the best ways to dress up an item are adding jewelry with shimmer and sparkle, or jewelry that is associated with dressy attire (e.g. strands of pearls), as well as polished shoes whether they be stylish flats or high heels. Hair is such a big deal, too. A chic updo changes so much about an outfit, despite it not being an article of clothing. I consider hairstyles to be abstract accessories.

  4. I love seeing simple, yet vibrant dresses being styled… you did an awesome job!

    Kira {}


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