I often get asked how do I come up with so many styling options for a single piece of clothing, in particular a dress?! It's quite easy, just experiment with it! Even though a dress can seem like the most easiest option it can also be quite tricky. A dress can be worn one way, the way that you see it, the way that you bought it, plain and simple. But that's not the way Jacqui thinks!
I took this dress, from Forever 21 and styled it in 4 different ways, to show you how I get a lot of wear out of my dresses. This is especially great with shift dresses and body- con dresses.
The first look (top left) is what I'd call the casual, day time look. A bright pink pencil skirt on top of the violet and teal dress, with turquoise as the accent color and a fun geometric- shaped necklace. The next look, is a more night time look (top right). A black blazer on top of the dress with a fur vest on top of it. I continued the theme of the animal by adding the leopard print belt, I love mixing prints! I know it's hard to see, but the coin pendant of the necklace has leopard print in it too. Bottom left is what I would call a date- friendly outfit. You're showing enough skin to be considered a tease, legs! I threw a white button down blouse on top of the dress, then layered it with a comfy, coral sweater. I played up the blues of the dress by adding the teal belt and necklace. All it needs is a nude pump to make your legs look longer and it also keeps the attention up top! The last look, (bottom right) is what I like to call the perfect interview outfit, especially if it's fashion friendly. I layered the dress on top of a navy, pussy- bow blouse. I love to play with colors, so the added effect of red was the right touch! Viola! Four different looks with just one dress, ahhh the possibilities could be endless!
Top and jeans: J.Crew, blazer, jewelry and shoes: F21
I love to wear colors especially in monotone and today seemed like a blues kind of day. Monotone colors emit this casual, retro 60's vibe, which I'm all over! These blue jeans from J.crew are currently my favorite pair, so comfortable and it's ankle length, for us short gals that's perfect! Ankle length jeans are also perfect for displaying a pair of shoes since it does not have to fuss with too much pant fabric. If these shoes don't scream out, "Spring!" I don't know what does. Victorian floral prints always seem to call out my name. Wedges are my go to shoe, easiest things to walk in and with a height, I still love my pumps though!
Top & Tights: H&M, Skirt, Legwarmers, Bracelets, and Earrings: F21, Necklaces: Lucky Brand, Booties: Shoemint
If i'm not wearing sripes, I also tend to to wear some sort of shape. This skirt reminds me of the mod look from the 60's era, which I completely love! I'm such a neutrals gal, brown and black is my go to color combination, my mind automatically just thinks browns and blacks. These tights I thought were a perfect match for the skirt, since it also plays with shapes. I like to layer necklaces especially when I'm wearing such a basic top to offset it's plainness! This pair of boots are probably my most comfortable pair, sometimes I forget I'm wearing them. If you haven't tried Shoemint, you really should! Btw, I'm not a sponsor for them at all, I just genuinely love their products!
Top and Skirt: F21, Booties: Steve Madden, Necklace and Earrings: Street vendors, Tights: Urban Outfitters
I tend to wear stripes alot! It's a pattern that always makes me happy, no matter what color. I usually base alot of my outfits in the winter season with black, this outfit is no different. I really just wanted the skirt to be in full focus, I love the teal blue, it reminds me that spring is just around the corner!