One of my recent purchases has been this gorgeous high low floral dress from the Who What Wear line at Target.
From the moment I saw it in the store, I knew it had to be mine. I waited a few days to purchase, following my personal “cooling off period” rule. But after those few days, I still *needed* it. So off I went to Target and quickly snapped it up. Within ten days of purchase, I had already worn the dress three times. That was my cue to write a one item four ways post.
Now you all know, I like separates. They are easy to mix and match, thus allowing me to alter my look constantly. In contrast, dresses are one piece; that makes them innately harder to style in different ways. Because of that reason, I challenged myself to try multiple looks with this floral dress. In addition to the four looks I needed for the post, I easily found three more. Therefore I believe I have disproved my assumption that dresses are harder to style.
For my first pairing, I chose a simple layered look for our warm early fall weather. I paired the dress with warm cognac hued sandals and a neutral cardigan. Then, I topped it all off with a similar tone belt.
For a casual evening out look, I changed out the sandals for a pair of booties. I also added a structured bag and a pair of statement earrings.
Following those classic looks, I tried a boho look. To accomplish the bohemian vibe, I accessorized the dress with fringe booties and a floppy hat.
In addition, over-sized sunglasses and a black lariat choker complete the boho look.
Next I added some layers. Because I was confident vests would look good with the dress, I tried two looks. To start off safe, I tried a denim vest. It did not fail me! The resulting look was fun and carefree.
In contrast to the standard denim vest, for the next look, I pushed the envelope and chose a shearling lined faux suede vest. While the texture of the vest may seem at odds with the femininity of the floral dress, the contradiction adds interest and individuality to the outfit. This is definitely an edgier look, but one that, in my opinion, still works.
Following that bold pairing, for the next outfit I decided to juxtapose soft and hard by pairing the dress with a moto jacket. I chose my blush pink moto jacket because the color went well with the ones in the dress.
For the last look, I wanted to transition the dress to winter. I have always loved pairing sweaters with dresses. It’s like getting a whole new item, a skirt! Therefore, I pulled out my chunky turtleneck sweater to wear with the dress. As predicted, it complemented the skirt perfectly. I also took a note from Target’s styling of a similar dress and paired my booties with thin socks.
I am so pleased with myself for putting together seven outfits with one floral dress. If you have any more suggestions or a favorite, please let me know in the comments! Furthermore, you can shop some of the items from this post with the links below!