I think we all own a dress we’ve worn to a wedding that has ended up just sitting in the closet after one wear. I have a solution, dress it down! I hate to admit it but I struggle wearing the same dress twice. I have to change up the accessories to make it feel fresh and new. Here are some tips on how to make that happen.
Here I’ve paired a Parker New York dress with The Leather Street Shoe by Everlane, and a denim vest by Free People. I love these shoes because they have a small platform to them and a slight point at the toe. Definitely size up a half size because these babies run small! The Parker dress I’m wearing is from last year, as this is all about re-purposing what you already own, but you can find other gorgeous Parker dresses here.
The Vest! This is practically vintage because I got it during my junior year of college. When I’m shopping I never can tell what those irreplaceable items are going to end up being, but this one stuck! There are a few reasons this vest works with this dress. The fade of the denim complements the print of the dress, it’s a little distressed which contrasts well with the silk fabric, and it is cropped & fitted so it doesn’t detract from the silhouette of the dress. Wearing a loose jean jacket with a dress wouldn’t have the same effect. The vest is no longer available, but here is a fitted Free People jacket option, and a fitted white denim vest option by Cupcakes and Cashmere.
Here is a shot from the back so you can see the fit of the denim vest a little better 😉
These sunnies by Karen Walker go with everything, but I choose them for this outfit because they matched my shoes!
Okay, babes! I hope you revisit your closet and those beautiful dressy dresses I know you have, and find a fun way to re-style them! Hit me up with any question you have 😉