Outfits No. 3 & 4 - Summer '16 10x10
Outfits number 3 & 4 both revolved around my Only Child dress and layering. In the past I always thought a dress could only have one note in a wardrobe. You could switch up the look by changing your shoes, adding a jacket/blazer or changing up accessories but in most cases the dress ended up still being the star. No matter how many different combinations I tried I never really felt like I had created something new. It mostly felt like a day-to-night transformation.
I wanted to go a little more out-of-the-box with outfit creation. And since layering was an area I wanted to explore in my 10x10 I thought my Only Child dress would be the perfect backdrop.
So for my first look I added my linen black crop shirt and created a color block option that looked like two separates instead of a dress. I love this layering option and have actually had a hard time pulling it off in the past.
Through many trials and errors, I've found the key is to find a loose fit top so the dress doesn't bunch up underneath it. Also, watch out for tops with super wide or deep necklines. A personal pet peeve is when you can see the neckline of the dress poking out from underneath the top that's supposed to hide it!
The second look is a trick I shared this past spring. And while a little too hot for the day I wore this outfit, I still love the trick. Pants under dress. In this case my elizabeth suzann clyde work pants. The look is relaxed and gives an art studio meets gallery vibe.
If you ever get bored with your wardrobe I suggest trying out some layering! You never know what new outfits you may find!