When I shop for dresses, I try to think of different ways I can style them so that I can get a lot of use from them. I have many dresses that I use for just special occasions but the dresses I like to wear throughout the day in the spring and summer are ones I want to be able to carry through with me into the evenings and also into the cooler months.
One of my favorite dresses I got last year was an easy soft swing dress that I wore nonstop. It was one of those dresses that felt like I was wearing pajamas all the time and also went with darn near everything in my closet. I know I’ll be wearing it all the time again this summer as the weather warms up.
It can be a little overwhelming when someone says they wear a piece with “everything” so today I’m sharing seven different ways how I add a little more dimension to a basic dress!
This is just a basic way of wearing the dress as a stand alone piece. As the weather warms up, this is the best option for keeping cool and I love it paired with a cute straw tote bag.
I love throwing a graphic tee over the top of a dress! It mixes things up from the typical jean shorts and a tee look!
I’m new to the denim vest game but I absolutely love it thrown over a casual dress! Such a great extra versatile piece!
Adding a sweater with booties is a better look for the fall but if it’s cooler by you or at night time this outfit would be perfect!
This is a new one for me to experiment with but I just tied the dress up with a clear hair tie from my kids! Simply gather the bottom up and move it to the side just a little, not too much because you don’t want to look too twisted on top. Loop the hair tie around to hold it together and there you go! I love the distressed denim with any stripe!
I’m always wearing something with a longer sleeve in the morning or when the air conditioning is on full blast. This tie up shirt is the perfect option while still keeping the summer feel.
Dare I tuck in my dress to a pair of jean shorts. I did indeed when I realized on a windy day that everyone would get a great view of my underwear when my dress flew up outside! It’s a totally different take on a dress and I wish every dress I had could be tucked in to make a cute tunic!
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