Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Four Seasons, One Piece: Floral Dress

Greetings! I'd like to introduce to you a new segment that has been over a year in the making. Last summer, I had the idea to start up a series that styles pieces for all four seasons! My reasoning is that although there are some things that really will just work for certain seasons like thick sweaters and sandals, most pieces are versatile enough that if styled correctly, they can be a part of your closet all year round!

Since that idea was born, I've chosen a few pieces and have been stockpiling photos of them as the seasons go on. Not all of them are ready for the blog just yet, but this first one certainly is! The first piece I chose was this navy printed floral dress with green & white floral accents.

For the spring, I styled the dress with a fun green cardigan (because spring, right?) and flats. I also added a gold necklace, which I realized I did in three of the four outfits. I guess when something works, it works! *shrug*

Dress: thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similarsimilarsimilar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exactsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Target (similarsimilardarker nude)
Necklace: Stitch Fix (similarsimilarsimilar)

For the summer outfit, I kept it simple by styling the dress with a necklace (gold again) and sandals. Since it's so hot in the summer, a dress like this is perfectly fine on its own! 

Dress: thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similar, similarsimilar)
Necklace: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilar)
Sandals: LOFT (similarsimilarsimilar)

For the autumn outfit, I used the same outfit "formula" as the spring but in a fall colorway. I chose a camel-colored cardigan and instead matched the green from the pattern to my flats! 

Dress: Thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similar, similarsimilar)
Cardigan: LOFT (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Flirt Boutique (similarsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilar)

This is far and away my favorite outfit of the four. I got creative and wore the dress jumper style, which, as I learned from Perfectly Priya this week, is what you call it when you layer a shirt under a dress! Then, I finished it all off with tights and a statement necklace to match the navy in the dress.

Dress: Thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similarsimilar, similar)
Shirt: Ralph Lauren Polo (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Walmart (similarsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilar)

I can't wait to share more pieces in this series! This will probably not be a "regular" series, but I am constantly stockpiling photos and am excited to share them with you as the four-season "sets" are completed!

Linking up with: Elegance and MommyhoodKatherine's CornerLiving in Color StyleHappiness at Mid-LifeThe Red Closet DiaryHome of MalonesCurly Crafty Mom

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