Happy Monday, Remixinistas! How was your weekend?
Ours was pretty perfect. Beautiful weather, a few home projects (I finally gave up on flowers (they die every time) and we went with succulents. Or as Troy likes to call them, delectables. :D) a couple long walks, and a cook out complete with dinner outside. (If you’re an avocado lover, we had some as a side drizzled with balsamic vinegar and a little kosher salt and black pepper and it was to.die.for.)
If you’re new, Remix Rewear Restyle is a weekly challenge to shop your closet and show us how you style a certain piece. Don’t worry about being right or wrong- there aren’t any rules except to include a piece that fits the challenge. So go shop that closet and link up your look!
Today we’re remixing dresses. I have the hardest time finding good ones. I’m tall, so I have to be careful they don’t look inappropriate. Both of the dresses in today’s looks are long enough as is, but they have wide seaming at the hem, so I knew if they happened to shrink, I could let the hem out and still look respectable.
Another key thing I look for in a dress is versatility:
- Does it work with both dressy and casual completer pieces?
- Would belting it give me a different look?
- Can it be worn as a skirt?
If you’ve read GTR for long, you know I love mixing feminine and masculine pieces. The floral dress and faux leather clutch give so much character to the outfit. To top it off, I chose nude pumps;
they’re the perfect way to make your legs look miles long!
I’m planning to pair this dress with my black leather jacket at some point this spring
because I love the way the two play together so well.
You might recognize this dress from not too long ago. It is definitely my most versatile.
Now that it’s finally warm enough, I lost the tights and added a jean jacket.
Booties are great with skinny jeans, but I love to mix them with a more unexpected piece, like a dress.
It’s a great way to update your spring look.
And belts are a great way to dip your toe in the water when it comes to pattern mixing.
Because it’s a small print, it reads as a solid from further away.
I can’t wait to pair this dress with a variety of scarves and sandals as the weather warms up.
Alright, ladies! Let’s see your dresses.
Link up your take on this week’s challenge below!
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(We have to be mutual followers before I can invite you.)
April 7: Pastels + Brights
April 14: Double Duty :: What piece do you wear multiple ways?
April 21: The Redress Challenge :: TBA
April 28: Spring transition pieces
Want to see more remixes & get inspired to shop your closet?
View all our Remix Rewear Restyles here.