chambray dress featuring it's best friends: cargo jacket, stripes, and red belt
Episode two of this denim dress series features a more layered look - warm, but still comfy and soft. Comfy and soft, yes, that's why I chose a denim dress as the first item to style in this new series. Denim shirts are definitely one of my and a lot of others people's staple items, but we often overlook denim shirt's girlfriend, its better half, the denim dress. It's easy, easily stylish, versatile, and oh did I mention comfy & soft? It's one of those items that can be a bit tough to style at first because you can't afford to risk looking like a character from a bad western, but once you've got the hang, you'll opt for it over your faded-from-wear black leggings.
Oh hi there plain denim dress, so good to see you again.
Add in your stripes. Stripes and denim always make a great pair. If you opt for classic neutral-colored stripes, finish the look with colorful accessories. If you decide to go for colorful stripes, stick with neutral accessories to avoid looking like one of those huge, round, multicolored Disneyland lollipops. If you don't have a striped shirt, you can also just pull a striped skirt over the dress instead. This gives the same stripe & denim effect, just upside down - but hey there's nothing wrong with another perspective.
A small yet outfit-changing touch is the ankle sock. I love to add socks to a lace up bootie or oxfords. Like I said, it's a small detail, but I think it makes all the difference in the world. It leaves your shoes looking a little less naked and a little more cozy.
Now for the icing on the cake, accessories. Layers keep you warm but if you're not careful, you could easily end up as the abominable snowman a total fashion no. Since my striped shirt destroys what little figure I had to begin with, a belt is the perfect solution to bring my natural waistline back out. And because I went with classic white navy stripes, a brighter red belt seems like the only option plus how can you deny the red navy combo? And don't forget to add just a small necklace nothing too big otherwise it might be too much with the stripes to fill the emptiness on top.
You could actually stop the outfit here, but since it's the dead of winter let's add one more layer for good measure.
Throw on a jacket cargo to keep it casual, grab a colorful purse, and you're ready to go. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
But wait, don't forget, won't forget, can't forget the red bow.
dress :: levi's (similar)
striped shirt :: banana republic (similar)
belt :: forever 21 (similar)
purse :: chanel
ankle socks :: target merona preppy socks
necklace :: forever 21 (similar)
jacket :: old navy (similar)