Remix Rewear Restyle I Dress Up or Down

Remix Rewear Restyle I Dress Up or Down

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?

Here are two recent combinations and the way I plan to remix them this season:

Greater Than Rubies

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.

Greater Than Rubies

Greater Than Rubies

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.

Greater Than Rubies

 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.

Greater Than Rubies

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!

I also want to invite you to share your weekly looks on the GTR Weekly Remix Pinboard! If you want to join in, please be sure you’re following me on Pinterest and leave your Pinterest account name below.
(We have to be mutual followers  before I can invite you.)

Remix Rewear Restyle I Greater Than Rubies

Coming up:

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.

Shop Today’s Looks
striped dress, similar
jean jacket, similar
cross body bag, similar
booties, similar

floral dress, similar
cardigan, similar
heels, similar
clutch, similar



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  • Tarah March 31, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I’m in love with that yellow dress! I’m also tall & have the same issue with length. Is that dress sold out? I saw the one that was similar but prefer the original one you’re showing.

    • Caitlin Author April 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      Tarah, unfortunately I found my dress at The Clothes Mentor, which is a local consignment store. I looked for an exact one but wasn’t able to find it.

  • Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue March 31, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Caitlin! Squeeee! I ADORE the yellow dress! It’s so spring-y and happy! You put my offering to shame.

    • Caitlin Author April 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      Thank you, Maricel- but not at all! LOVE that dress on you!

  • Rachel Nordgren @ Our Yellow Door March 31, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    I agree on the nude pumps…I bought a pair for myself a while back, and I love how classy and slim they make me feel!!

  • Whitney March 31, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    I love the look with the striped dress! I actually have similar pieces so I might borrow your look sometime :)

    • Caitlin Author April 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      Please do! I’m totally an outfit stealer :)

  • Carrie March 31, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Caitlin, I really like both of these looks. The yellow and gray is just a gorgeous dress especially on you. Very pretty and feminine.

  • Amy G April 1, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Cute looks! The yellow dress is especially fun! I struggle with dress lengths too, even though I’m short. Short dresses are still short on me, but the longer dresses that are supposed to hit at the knee are too long. That’s one of the great things about making my own!

  • Alexandra C. April 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Love the dressed up look! What a sweet yellow dress. Love it! :) -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Ellen from Ask Away April 2, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    OMG that yellow print dress is gorgeous!!

  • Maria April 2, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Caitlin, I love both of these! Yellow and gray is one of my favorite color combinations right now :)

  • Lindsey April 2, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    I love both of these looks! That yellow dress is so pretty! And I love the booties with the 2nd outfit!

    Thrift and Shout

  • Marteka April 7, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Too late again to link up, but I had good fun dressing my printed dress up and down so here’s the link to the outfits in Polyvore:

    • Caitlin Author April 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      Love the print on that dress, Marteka! It makes it a great one to dress up or down. Thanks for sharing your look with us!

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