Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Guest Post from Lonnaliz: How To Style Your Basic Dress

Hello lovelies my name is Alonna and today I'm guest blogging for Savannah while she's on vacation. I decided to do a post about changing up your basic dress. 
Sometimes I feel like solid colored dresses are more useful than the printed ones we are all usually drawn to. Plain/basic dresses are like a blank canvas. You're free to accessorize how you want without fear of over doing it or clashing patterns.
I'm going to give you some tips on how to make those solid, basic dresses the center of your wardrobe and to increase the amount of stylish ensembles that you can make with them.
Some of these tips might be no brainers, but oh well!

-Pair it with an exciting bag.
-Wear it with a statement necklace.
-Add a schnazzy scarf.
-Spiffy it up with a tailored blazer.
-Wear a colorful scarf as a belt.
-Try a pair of shoes you wouldn't normally wear with the dress. (Converse, sandals instead of heels, heels -instead of sandals, whatever)!
-Put on a pair of contrasting colored shoes.
-Trade dresses with a friend, hehe.
-Wear it with a summer-y vest
-This may resemble an old woman too much if paired with the wrong dress, but add a brooch or pin.
-My personal favorite, wear it over a button down, flannel, long sleeve shirt, or chambray button down.
-Add a cozy cardigan for a relaxed look.
-Toss an old button down (chambray, plaid, an old work shirt of your dad's/boyfriend's/brother/s) over it for a different look. Don't forget to belt it to keep your shape!
-Printed belts are a great way to jazz up a basic dress and highlight your killer curves!

Hope this helped you all get the most wear out of your dresses!
Enjoy the rest of your day.


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