Dress it Down


How to add a little edge to the frillier things in life.

French Connection lace maxi dress, Coach leather vest (similar here), Tie choker c/o Gypsy Warrior, Rebecca Minkoff Isobel phone crossbody, Sunglasses c/o Sunday Somewhere, The Lair Hendrix belt, Nine West pointed toe booties (also seen here). Shot by Isaac Lacey

One of my big goals this summer? Try not to wear any pants. Which sounds a little restricting and tough to actually abide by, but in reality is just a way for me to look at my wardrobe in a different way in hopes of getting more wear out of the things I own.

Take this French Connection dress for example. Normally, I would leave it in the back of my closet until I had a fancy occasion to bring it out for: a dinner, a wedding, a date night with the man. By forcing myself to look beyond my go-to jeans & tee for a casual weekday look, I've come up with ways to dress down even this: the frilliest of all dresses that I currently own. You'd be surprised what a few edgy accessories and a couple of layers can do to transform a piece!

So next time you're reaching for your tried-and-true jeans, try reaching for your closest dress instead! Nothing's too fancy! Here's a few sure-fire ways I've found to dress down any look:
  • Vest to Impress: Leather, denim and/ or moto vests layered over dresses add a little toughness to the look, while a longline vest is perfect for the office.
  • Toss on a Tee: In the same way you might have layered turtlenecks under your dresses for winter, grab your standard t-shirt and layer it under your dresses this summer for an easy-going look that's still elevated.
  • That's a wrap: Take a denim, white or a plaid button-up and wrap it around your waist for a 90's throwback style that instantly gives you a casual flair.
  • Sneak up on it: Pair a fancy dress with high tops or some converse to achieve another level of casual-cool. Don't trust me? Check out these Pinterest finds.

Have any more recos for taking your fancy dresses for a casual spin? Leave them in the comments below!

*Disclaimer: please note this is a sponsored post however all opinions are my own.*


  1. That dress looks fab on you!



  2. so pretty style!! ;-))

    i invite to me too


  3. Oh wow that dress is from French Connection I use to shop there all the time when I worked in Soho. It is gorgeous. And love how you styled it.

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