So here we are at the finale of the gingham dress challenge. Hallelujah! I can hear you all shouting. When I originally spotted this dress I knew … [Read More...]
So here we are at the finale of the gingham dress challenge. Hallelujah! I can hear you all shouting.
When I originally spotted this dress I knew it was full of creative styling opportunities. Gingham lends itself to many combinations. The fact that this dress is black and white makes it extra versatile.
13 Ways To Style A Gingham Dress
Starting with a quick recap of what we saw last week…
Outfit #4 from this post which you can’t see in the photo.
Another three outfits from the gingham dress challenge …
And one more week…
That puts us at outfit #11 today of 13 ways to style a gingham dress.
Belts and jackets are an easy way to add some panache to a dress.
Outfit #12 of 13 ways to style a gingham dress.
Wearing the dress as a duster/coat. That is the brilliant thing about button up dresses, you can wear them like a jacket.
Aren’t those pants groovy? You’ll be seeing more of those soon as they are my favourite right now.
Outfit #13 of 13 ways to style a gingham dress.
Layering a thrifted red turtleneck sweater underneath with my Gucci belt and some vintage shoes.
So there you have some of the options I came up with for styling a gingham dress 13 different ways.
Do you have a favourite?
Linking up with the lovely Patti for Visible Monday.
Vintage Pencil Skirt Three Ways
Here is the same jacket with a different hat and handbag.
Below I’ve shown how to style the vintage pencil skirt three ways.
Vintage doesn’t need to be styled old fashioned.
Simply combine your vintage piece with contemporary items you already own. It will update the look immediately while still retaining that wonderful unique feeling that vintage pieces provide.
I wasn’t terribly adventurous with the colour combos. I wanted the focal point to remain the vintage skirt.
When you have a neutral palette and only one area of colour the eyes will always be directed to the colour.
I could easily see this skirt combined with a black and white gingham shirt or another bold smaller or larger patterned blouse or sweater to create a Gucci-esque version.
Speaking of gingham…I’ll be wrapping up my “million ways to wear a gingham dress” series next week.
None too soon if you ask me.
Normally when I buy something retail I make about five outfits with it to ensure it’ll work with the rest of my wardrobe to ease my conscience of purchasing retail. This time I went crazy creating thirteen outfits. I don’t like being pigeonholed into using one item over and over again for the blog, thus why you won’t see me touting any “capsule wardrobe” here.
My brain just doesn’t like being restricted and becomes bored very quickly. That is another reason I love thrifting…I’m never bored. There is always some new, weird, quirky piece out there waiting to be discovered and loved again.
Vintage and secondhand clothing has a soul. It has a history and stories to tell. I go after vintage pieces when I thrift but there are all kinds of contemporary pieces available too. Yesterday I picked up a Smythe wool vest for $5.99. Seriously!
If you don’t shop secondhand what is stopping you?
How would you style this pencil skirt?
Patti over at Visible Monday