Plaid Dress Two Ways

This fall I’ve been buying a LOT of dresses as opposed to skirts and it’s led to the tricky problem of trying to style them in more than one way so it doesn’t seem like I’m wearing the same outfit week after week (which I still do pretty often). Dresses always feel like one hit wonders – you wear it the first time and it feels so fun and stylish, but then you’ve worn it five times with that time jacket and boots and it gets boring pretty fast.

So in an attempt to challenge myself and to show y’all that dresses can truly be versatile pieces in your closet I’ve been trying to wear some of my new dresses in surprising ways. This plaid dress I picked up from Zara for under $50 (basically my price point kryptonite) is the perfect example of a dress I’d normally just wear with flats or booties. But honestly, I think it looks even cuter with a bit more layering and disguised as a skirt!Β I can’t even tell ya how many people asked where I bought my skirt and were shocked when I said it was a dress!

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The key to layering with your dress is to play with lengths and ensure it doesn’t feel too bulky. Since I was going to be outside all day in my layered look I wanted to stay extra warm with a thick bulky sweater, but added my more fitted denim jacket on top versus a long coat. Since short boots or flats might have unbalanced with the layered top I added over the knee boots instead to keep everything even.

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  • This is kinda the city version of getting to jump in leaves right?! πŸ‚ 🍁 When @katemcreynoldsblog and I took these photos we got more than a few weird looks, but honestly worth it πŸ˜‚
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  • Not quite ready to let go of fall yet, but there’s snow on the horizon in NYC so I guess it’s time pull out the winter boots πŸ‚
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My jacket is under $50 and you can shop via the @liketoknow.it app or at this link πŸ‘‰πŸΌ http://liketk.it/2ydGz #liketkit #whenwearstyle
  • Feeling very full and happy after this weekend πŸ‚ Swipe for pictures from the best (2nd annual) Friendsgiving yesterday πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯§
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  • It’s peak fall outside, so of course i just watched my first Christmas movie...too soon? πŸ˜‚πŸŽ„ Has anyone else seen β€˜The Holiday Calendar’ on Netflix? So cheesy I died πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
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  • I voted for the first time in NYC today and it made the city feel even more like home πŸ™ truly SO inspired by everyone getting out to vote in an election that normally gets ignored (I didn’t vote in the last mid-term election either) πŸ‘πŸΌ
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On a separate not these OTK boots are the best quality I’ve found under $150 and they’re so good I actually just ordered a 2nd color 😊 Shop via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2y7i7 #liketkit
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