I’m just going to come out and say it: sometimes I’m a serial outfit repeater.
It’s important to me to always be real in my own little space on the internet. So, when I feel like wearing the same dress in multiple outfit shoots, I do it! When I find something I like, I wear it very often and in multiple different ways, so why shouldn’t that be the case here on the blog?
Remember this dress? You saw it here a little while ago.
There’s nothing I love more than a versatile dress you can wear in just about any situation, and this, my friend, is it. (Case in point, I can’t stop wearing it.) What I love even more, is the high that can only come from perusing the sale rack at Zara and finding said dress, all alone, hanging in the corner, the only one left (and in my size, which actually never happens) just waiting for me to find her.
My closet happens to already be riddled with stripes. But I needed this dress for so many reasons.
All my other striped items are cotton and too casual to dress up. They’re too thin to bear the long Chicago winter. Plus, stripes are always my go-to when I’m in a pattern-mixing mood. They provide enough contrast to avoid looking too busy when paired with other patterns, and look really sharp and classic all on their own. This dress is sturdy, and just as fabulous over long sleeves (especially this cute turtleneck) as it is on its own for a more formal occasion. It’s the essential layering dress.
Oh, right. And it has pockets. (Trigger word.)
So you can see why I needed it, right?
One of my favorite ways to to keep it polished and casual is with these cut out flats from ShoeDazzle, cozy knee socks, a couple sparkly bracelets from my favorite local boutique, Vintage Charm, and of course, the essential layering turtleneck from J.Crew (which is 25% off right now!)
It feels very “me”. Which is probably why it’s constantly on repeat…
What’s your go-to, “so you” item? I know you have one, too!
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