Like most bloggers, I'm a big fan of remixing. Being on the always exciting broke college student budget, I often have to make do with what I already own rather than buying new pieces. As I'm sure you all can relate, this usually means getting creative and reworking items so that they feel new each time they're worn. While I love seeing remix posts of different ways bloggers have worn an item, I wanted to do something a little bit different and show you four new ways to wear something. I'm hoping that this will not only inspire me to get more creative with my clothes and my wallet, but help some of you as well. For today' post, I thought it only made sense to start with a little black dress.
Item: Button down black dress
Where: The brand is Cooperative from Urban Outfitters
Cost: Free, I received it in a swap
1. If you scroll through the pages of my blog, you'll often find me in outfits that consist of a shirt or sweater layered over a dress. Another look I love, even though I don't do it enough, is how shirt look layered under dresses. A striped top is usually my favorite way to do it, but I'm a fan of any pattern layered under a solid colored dress.
2. I've learned that the reason why I own more dresses than any other article of clothing is because they're so versatile. Layered under a skirt here, the sweetheart neckline of the dress stands out more as it's instantly transformed into a top.
3. With a simple black dress, it sometimes becomes second nature to grab something colorful to pair with it in an effort to make the outfit more interesting. I've always loved pairing neutrals together though, and I especially love "breaking the rules" and putting black and brown together.
4. Lastly, my trusted knotted button down + dress combo never fails. The pattern of this top goes perfectly with a black skirt, and it's almost a crime to cover up those pockets on this dress.
I hope you enjoyed this! Since I started with such a simple piece, the possibilities were endless. It's interesting to see how I went for stripes or purple tones in all of the looks, even in my effort to make them different. Look forward to more of these posts soon featuring some items that require a little bit more creativity.