It’s no secret I love a slip dress. I’ve shared different ways I’ve styled them here, here and here, but this maxi version was a new beauty that I couldn’t wait to take on the town! At first glance you might think this is a formal piece, but today I want to show you how you can dress down a slip dress (and other formal pieces in your closet).
Play with texture.
Don’t be afraid to combine cotton, silk, suede, faux fur, fringe, leather – mix it up for an interesting and unique vibe.
Layer it up.
In this look, I thought I needed to add a tee to dress it down and cover some skin. It also helped take the dress from dressy to casual.
Dress down the shoe.
I have a post coming up that pairs a midi skirt with sneakers – but I think a casual shoe can be one of the easiest ways to take a more formal dress or skirt to a casual outfit. Even pants – how cool would sequined joggers be with a crisp white sneaker!? Fab!
It may sound corny… but I truly feel the key to pulling off any look is confidence. You gotta feel good in what you’re rocking, so if you don’t feel comfortable or you find yourself self-consciously checking the mirror too many times before you leave the house… stop yourself! The key to pulling off a trend or new outfit is “owning it baby” (said in Lisa Rinna voice), so make sure you are feeling your look.
photos by Vincent Elejorde
On a similar topic, I recently shared how to dress down velvet here. I’d love to hear how you dress down some of the fancier pieces in your closet! OR, share a comment telling me a piece you’re having trouble styling/dressing down. I’d love to give you my suggestion!
Thanks so much for reading – XO –