I've stressed this so many times, but the thing I love about fashion is that the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating different combinations of clothing. Today, i wanted to show you just how to create different looks with one piece. I chose this black floral dress because you could dress it up or down, romantic or edgy. When I was creating the following sets, you could buy this exact dress at esty.com for only $56. However, this dress has recently been sold out, but Forever21 has amazing dresses just like this and you could do similar things. Click here, here, and here (best) for equally chic, affordable, and versatile dresses dresses.
For the first look, I opted for a cute casual outfit to go out to brunch. The coral colored blazer and darling flats add a sweet romantic element to the easy outfit. I love that braided hairstyle with the simple earrings---so chic. I decided not to put the links to the clothing here since it takes up too much space, so you could check out my Polyvore page if you want more info on the items.
For this next outfit, the dress is drifting toward a more edgy look, yet remains casual as it is perfect for the first day of school. The knee highs, rough boots, and studded backpack screams Aria Montgomery. She loves pairing a black floral dress with a jean jacket and edgy elements. If you don't know who she is, she is a character on the show Pretty Little Liars and is a major major inspiration for me. The costume designer on the show, Mandi Line, has inspired me to get interested in fashion because the outfits she pairs together are so artsy, original, yet still wearable.
We are taking a trip back to romantic land for a bit to show how easy this dress can go a little fancier to an event such as a rehearsal dinner. The tan cardigan and nude pumps make it a little more preppy if that's your style. We added the pop of a green belt that can be placed on the natural waistline to create a more slimming figure and chic look. I love how this dress can go from school to a fancy occasion! Oh, and that hairstyle is to die for- so classic.
We all wonder what to wear on a first date to impress our mystery man, but why not just mix up some stuff we already have in our closet like say, this black floral dress! Paired with a bright strappy sandal and tan leather jacket, the dress tells your man that there are many sides of you just waiting to be discovered. The collar necklace and bright green bag shows your fashion forward and not afraid to take risks. The roses on the dress says your still a romantic at heart and would take red roses any time of day.
Okay, we've come to our fifth and final look for this floral dress- and this might be my favorite because it's so unexpected. Not many would take floral to a club, but when paired with an edgy ensemble, you'll be dancing all night long. I adore that studded leather jacket and those tights make me cringe (in a good way). Those black heels I want in my closet right now because they can be paired in so many ways too. The edgy jewelry finishes off the look in a just right way that will bring out the rebel inside of us. To check out more edgy looks check out this post.
There are so many more possibilities with this dress that I could be here forever showing them all to you. I had so much fun creating these outfits that I was originally going to do only three looks, but had to extend it to five. From brunch, school, a first date, wedding rehearsal, and even the club, one dress can go a long way. Next time you have free time, take one item in your closet and create at least 5 completely different looks. You'll be surprised what you come up with!
Which look from above do you think you'd wear? Answer in the comment section :)
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