Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How To Style A Dress For Autumn

Or One Dress 3 Ways

I know all to well how easy it is to find a great dress and either never wear it, or only wear it once, simply because you don't know what to do with it. I'm a firm believer in the versatility of clothing, I have a How Shoes Change The Attitude Of An Outfit and a How To Wear Converse post. When you buy versatile pieces then you can invest more in your wardrobe and buy trendier accessories.

Take for example this Oasis dress.(http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Oasis+Bird+jacquard+dress/188275591,default,pd.html)

I absolutely love it, and I want it to come home and live with me. But before it can I have a rule. If I can't plan 3 completely different outfits with a piece, then it stays at the store.  So here are the 3 looks I've come up with for this dress.

Casual Errands:
scarf: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Mint+Velvet+Jamie+print+scarf/188682706,default,pd.html
Boots: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Miss+KG+Bella+ankle+boots/188693480,default,pd.html
Bangle: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dyrberg+Kern+Shine+shiny+gold+grey+bracelet/186183594,default,pd.html
Tights: www.houseoffraser.co.uk/White+Stuff+Patty+plain+tights/178645582,default,pd.html

I'd wear it with a utility style jacket, a soft scarf and ankle boots. Then all I'd have to do is throw my hair up in a ponytail, and add a bangle and I have the perfect outfit for running around doing errands. If it's really chilly I might add in some warm tights.

Brunch with my best friends:
Coat: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Linea+Pvl+military+coat/182697868,default,pd.html
Belt: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Ted+Baker+Bow+Skinny+Belt/176450541,default,pd.html
Ballet Pumps: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Carvela+Larry+ballerina+shoes/183362254,default,pd.html
Necklace: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Azendi+18Ct+Rose+Vermeil+Heart+Locket/180784075,default,pd.html
Earrings: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Thomas+Sabo+Special+addition+arabesque+disc+earrings/184601279,default,pd.html

I really dressing up a bit and having brunch or tea with my friends. I'd wear this lovely coat, and I'd switch out the belt for this one, wear these adorable Ballet pumps. Then i'd wear this dainty necklace and these earrings and wear my hair up in a high bun.

Evening out:
Belt: www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Ted+Baker+Loupie+black+bow+skinny+belt/167509553,default,pd.html
Tights: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Jonathan+Aston+Sweet+roses+tights/168495854,default,pd.html
Heels: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Hobbs+Gloria+court/187977849,default,pd.html
Necklace: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Bill+Skinner+Gold+Plated+Acorn+Oak+Collar/178120710,default,pd.html
Trench Coat:http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Mint+Velvet+Black+trench+coat/188466689,default,pd.html

Once again I'd pair this with a different belt, some tights, great heels and a statement necklace. Throw on a trench coat and leave my hair down and I'm absolutely ready for a lovely evening out.

I am completely obsessed with all three of these outfits. The best part is if you switch out any one piece of any of the outfits and you have an entirely different outfit, and possibly a whole new vibe. How would you style this dress? Lemme know in the comments below!