For this edition of Dress Code (see previous posts here and here), we are featuring two looks each and showing how we would transition one piece from a day of shopping/hanging with girlfriends to a night out on the town. (Kate & Katie are skipping this month but will be back with us in August!) Take a peek at the other girls' looks here: Lynzy & Danielle...and be sure to let us know what occasions you'd like to see us cover in future posts!
When planning the day look, my number 1 rule is dressing for comfort - that means flat shoes and light layers (since the air conditioning in most stores/malls can make it quite chilly). And for my night out look, I also want something that is easy to move in & doesn't feel restricting, but still looks polished.
After much debating & rummaging through my closet, I decided a knit sheath dress was the perfect solution for both...since it is lightweight, super-comfortable and flattering (I found mine on major clearance & plan on taking it to the tailors for a few alterations so it will fit better). You can use this same styling idea with any shift dress you own - sleeveless, printed, etc. All you have to bring along with you is a change of shoes, statement jewelry & a clutch and you're ready to go!
What I'm wearing:
Ann Taylor dress, J. Crew shirt (similar), Forever 21 necklace (similar) & tote (here), Old Navy oxfords (similar), Michael Kors watch, Vintage & Monet bracelets, Dockers aviators (on sale here)
Ann Taylor dress, BCBG heels (similar), Expressions NYC Miniaudiere (similar), Forever 21 necklace (similar), Flea market ring (similar)