From Summer to Fall

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It’s no secret I am dress obsessed.  I have told you countless times that I have a closet dedicated to them (addiction problem I know).  Anyway, so I hate that I can only wear most of my dresses in the spring and summer months, that is until now.  I decided to shop my closet to see how I could easily take my summer dresses into the fall and straight into my office attire.

While at work, I dress conservatively.  This entails cardigans, blazers, and avoiding short, bar armed dresses.  That rules out a lot of my spring and summer clothing.  For instance I really love this target dress I picked up.  It has a great pattern on it and pockets, but being sleeveless I don’t feel like its office appropriate without something over it!!  That got me thinking…The cut is perfect for work and since I am sick of wearing cardigans I decided to mix it up and add a nice plaid button down under it.  Instantly dressed for the cooler temps, and I avoided bearing too much of myself.  I added a necklace, blingy belt, and some leopard flats with a dark berry lip to welcome the fall.

Another option is to throw on a sweater over the dress to give the illusion of a skirt and top.  I found that this is a great way to layer a dress especially if it’s a thin dress you might get cold in during the winter.  I have even added a button down over the dress and under the sweater when it was really cold.

Lastly try taking the button down and adding it over the top of the dress, tie it at the waist for another great look, like I did here.  I like how this gives the illusion of a smaller waist, plus it adds some detail to the outfit, while toning down the neon dress.

By layering your dresses you instantly give life to your closet and wardrobe without spending money.  This is a really good trick if you ever participate in a “NO BUY” month!  This is super fun to do, and quite challenging if you are a shopaholic like me!

Outfit Deets:

Dress: Target
Plaid button down: J. Crew Factory (old), similar
Shoes: Nordstrom rack (old), similar
Necklace: J. Crew Factory, similar
Belt: Loft (old), similar

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