This week, we’re styling this dress a new way each day. Tuesday was all about at styling it for chilly weather — today I’m styling it for hot weather! :)
This dress is pretty breezy as-is, but I decided to cool it off even more by rolling up the long sleeves, turning it into a short sleeve dress.
I rolled ’em into a big cuff and let them sit at my elbows. That’s where they naturally wanted to fall, so I went with it, even though I was originally thinking of rolling them into shorter cap sleeves. I probably could have used safety pins to achieve the cap sleeve look, but I wanted to keep things fuss-free, so I decided against it.
To finish off the look, I added flat sandals and a crossbody bag in a warm tan to compliment the autumn-esque colors of the dress. It’s interesting — the dress length and silhouette is more spring and summer, but the colors are more fall. To me, that’s what makes this dress so versatile. I’m excited to wear it year round — instead of saving it for the fall based on the colors.
A BONUS LOOK
Before we wrap up, here’s a quick second take of this outfit. I wanted to play around with changing the shape up a little, so I tied a long sleeve tee around my waist to turn it into more of a waist defining dress. I like it fine, and it’s nice to have the option, but I’d probably be more likely to wear the dress on it’s own without the tee. Have a look:
It could be a convenient solution on a windy day when I don’t want my dress blowing around, but honestly, I just like the drape and flow of it more without the tee.
Your turn! Ever tried wearing a long sleeve dress as a short sleeve dress by rolling the sleeves? How did it work out for you? And which look do you like better: the dress on it’s own or tied with shirt around the waist?
See you tomorrow for the third and final look of our series!
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