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How to Style One Dress, Three Ways

Category: fashion and beauty

How many times have you stood in front of your wardrobe and thought ‘I have nothing to wear!’. If you’re anything like us, we can bet it’s happened so many times you’ve lost count! But never fear, we’re here to help. With a little advice from our Guest Editor, Jules Sebastian, we’re showing you how to style one dress, three ways. 

A simple black slip dress from Target is the perfect foundation piece and one that every woman should have hanging in her wardrobe. You can dress it up for date night with your significant other or pare it right back for a busy day running errands. The options are endless! It’s all about thinking outside the box. Not sure where to start? Check out our styling tips below. 

Ready For Brunch 

First things first, Jules explains why a little black dress is a wardrobe staple. “The little black dress transcends seasons and times – it’s something you can dress up or dress down with sneakers, heels, a denim jacket or a blazer. You can do so much with it.” So, with that in mind, for our first look, we’re posing a very important question: is it even a weekend without going to brunch? We think not! Since you’ll need room to fit in all that delicious avo toast, enter our staple black slip dress. Throw on a denim jacket – either with the sleeves rolled up or effortlessly hanging over your shoulders. Add a pair of tan heels from Novo Shoes, a fedora hat from Sportsgirl (sun safety!) and some chic shades from OPSM. Now you’re ready for that skinny latte! 
One dress - three ways. Brunch Outfit

Angus & Coote Lorus Ladies Daywear Watch $140, Colette by Colette Hayman Kiki Mini Bag $29.99, Forever New Ellen Denim Jacket $89.99, Novo Shoes Mellon Heel $79.95, OPSM Ray-Ban Rb3447 Round Metal Sunglasses $275, Sportsgirl Felt Panama Hat $39.95, Sussan Mixed Circle Earring $16.95, Target Lily Loves EcoVero Sleeveless Slip Midi Dress $25

Casual Cool 

Let’s be real, sometimes you have an entire day of errands to run so you want something comfortable, but don’t want to sacrifice looking cool! Jules’ dream little black dress look includes many of these staples, so you know you’re in good company with these on-trend pieces! So, if you’ve only got 15-minutes to get dressed and out the door, grab your black slip dress, throw on your favourite distressed t-shirt (knot it in the front for extra styling points), add a grey cap from Kmart, and some fashionable shades from Cotton On. If you live in a warmer climate, Jules suggests adding either a slide or a sandal – we’re calling it now, this old-school style from Platypus Shoes may just be the shoe of summer! Finally, add some silver jewellery and a crossbody bag – Jules says you can never forget to accessorise. 
One dress - three ways. Grunge Outfit

City Beach Calvin Klein Crossbody Bag $59.95, City Chic Festival Days Top $59.95, Cotton On Hazel Sunglasses $19.99, Kmart Ponytail Cap $6, Platypus Shoes Teva Midform Sandal $109.99, Prouds Casio Vintage Digital Watch $89.95, Target Lily Loves EcoVero Sleeveless Slip Midi Dress $25, Target Long Linked Chain Necklace $12

Golden Glamour

For our final look, we’re going glam. Firstly, put away the sneakers and add some killer heels – a strappy black pair will never go out of style. Next, Jules says you’ll need to add a crossbody bag. This style from Forever New will become a staple in your wardrobe for its versatility and classically inspired design. If you’re in a warmer climate, you can easily forgo a jacket, but if you’re feeling fancy, this white cape-style number is certainly one that will turn heads. Next stop – we’re adding some jewels! Accentuate your waist with a chain belt, paired with matching hoop earrings from Michael Hill. Style your hair sleek and straight for an extra level of glam and complete the look with a dramatic red lip and a spritz of perfume. After all, dressing up is something to be enjoyed these days, so why not go all out! 
One dress - three ways. Dressy Outfit
Forever New Grace Metal Chain Belt $39.99, Forever New Tiana Embossed Quilt Crossbody Bag $59.99, Lovisa Golden Star Signet Ring $10.99, Michael Hill 10ct Gold Hoop Earring $219, Novo Shoes Zanna Heel $69.95, Priceline JOOP! WOW! Intense EDP 60 mL $69, Priceline Revlon Super Lustrous Luscious Matte Lipstick $24.95, Target Lily Loves EcoVero Sleeveless Slip Midi Dress $25

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