Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Falling Into Style

Labor Day weekend is coming up, which means it is time to transition into Fall! It can feel like there's a whole new wardrobe that needs to be completely updated. Scrolling through Instagram, it can seem like bloggers all have 1,000 articles of clothing and that they never repeat an outfit twice. But Instagram is just a highlight reel, and I know personally, that I wear the same things multiple times.

Finding basic neutrals that work for multiple occasions change not only what you wear but how you get ready. Being able to mix and match staples can help to create new outfits without creating holes in your wallet. 

Last week, I picked up a Lou & Grey t-shirt dress from the Loft. It was originally $69.50 but I snagged it for $24! Lou & grey is one of my favorite brands for comfortable clothing that can be worn in a variety of ways. Since it's a pretty, neutral cream color, I know that it would be a great transition and something I could also wear for many season to come. I decided to style it a few different ways to show y'all that some simple accessories can transform a t-shirt dress. 

Hot Summer Days

Although I've already picked up my fall staples, summed is still here and the sun is shining! I paired the dress with a sassy pair of sunnies, a white summer purse, and a patterned sandal. It's neutral, and can be put together in minutes. It is perfect for a summer brunch or BBQ!

Edgy in Suede

I have never really had a moto jacket. When this one was apart of the NSale, I knew I wanted to grab it! This jacket can be worn a lot of ways, and I feel like it makes this dress ready for an evening networking event or a fun date night outfit. These booties have detailed, open ankle side that also add a unique flare. Standing out, while also blending in.

Studs and Sweaters

These mule are perfect office shoe. They are professional but also casual. This pair has studs - I love tiny details like this. Pairing the neutral dress and mules with a colorful cardigan in the fall months will keep you warm on those chilly afternoons. A darker color, like this maroon, is perfect for the colder months as well. 

These are a few of my favorite ideas. I would even wear this dress with OTK boots and an oversized jean jacket! Add a dark lip for a night out on the town. 

Finding basics you love, means more options that can be dressed up or down, and that you'll always be comfortable in. Finding unique pieces are always fun, but for me while I'm on a tight, newly post grad budget, I would rather have more fluid pieces that I know will last a while. So even though Chicago Winter will hit and I will not be able to expose any skin for about 5 months, at lead I know when the sun shines in spring I can use this dress again. 
© Mimosas and Lipstick. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.