Accessorizing: The Wrap Dress
Jun 27, 2012
Dress: Wrap Dress (Old Navy, $29)
The wrap dress is a wardrobe classic. We all own one, but often don’t know how to accessorize it. Personally, I like the neckline so much that I won’t wear a necklace with mine. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t jazz it up for different occasions.
Dinner Date. If you’re headed out for a nice dinner downtown, you can easily lift your wrap dress for the occasion. I like mixing cobalt and tangerine. It’s bold, it’s on trend and it looks more difficult to pull off than it is. I loved these strappy sandals at full price, so now I really adore them at half-price. Add some simple hoops and an updo, and you’re done.
Sunday Brunch. Belting a wrap dress is fairly easy. Criss-cross the ties in front and then wrap them flat around the body, pinning the ends with a safety pin. It takes a wider belt to cover the ties, so this belt is as thin as you can go, and frankly, I would probably go for at least a 3″ wide belt. A turquoise ring and a metallic sandal finish the look.
The Office. A basic flesh-toned pump is my summer staple. For this outfit, I added a pair of ladylike vintage sunglasses for flare. I also added a bold, textured, gold cuff for interest. And this outfit could easily transition from the office to after work drinks with an extra coat of mascara and some lipstick.