I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received Kohl’s gift cards and sample pieces to facilitate my posts and as a thank you for participating.
Sometimes, we get stuck in a rut. We wear the same clothes the same way, never bothering to mix it up. One of the things that we seem to especially get stuck in a rut with is dresses. I’m going to show you how to wear two dresses in three different ways, to get a total of six different looks.
The first dress we’re working with is this Ponte Knit Striped Dress with zipper detailing from Kohl’s.
Pair it with a sweater and leggings on a cold day. I’ve paired it with a red seed stitch sweater from Sonoma for a sweater and skirt look. Add black leggings or heavy tights and black boots. I’ve chosen suede fur-lined boots, since it’s more of a daytime look.
For those mild Spring days, lose the sweater and tights. Add a light, spring-weight pea coat and a colorful scarf for a punch of color. Pair with a pair of sensible pumps. Perfect for an outfit for work.
Finally, for an evening out, this dress doesn’t need a whole lot else. I added a gold statement necklace, which matched the zipper detailing, and a killer pair of leopard print stilettos. The stilettos are from the Lauren Conrad collection, available at Kohl’s.
The second dress is an Apt. 9 cheetah print sheath with cap sleeves, available at Kohl’s.
For a casual look, I paired this dress with a denim jacket and a pair of suede moccasins. Denim jackets are hot, Hot, HOT this year. If you don’t have one, this is definitely a piece you’ll want to add to your wardrobe. This particular denim jacket is from Sonoma, available at Kohl’s, and has some feminine detailing like a nipped in waist.
For cooler days, add a pair of leggings or heavy tights and a sweater. Yes, this look is similar to the first look with the first dress, but see how different it is in reality? Rather than a chunky seed stitch sweater, this is a fine gauge cable knit sweater that really pulls the coral out of the print. For shoes, I added a pair of Doc Martens.
Finally, for a date look, I took the dress and let it stand on its own merits. I added a chunky, colorful necklace that is made of recycled paper beads. Paired with a great pair of stiletto shoeties-booties and you’re ready for dinner and a show. Or a trip to an art gallery. Or whatever it is people are doing on dates these days.
What is your favorite way to style a dress that’s unexpected?