black swing dress
olive utility vest
mirrored sunglasses (similar)
Kendra Scott necklace (similar)
Kendra Scott bracelet (similar) c/o Rocksbox
double bar ring
Rebecca Minkoff bag c/o Shopbop
cognac sandal heels (exact, similar)
When I last wore this dress here on the blog, I wore it in this post. It was a quick summer look: with a denim vest, tassel necklace, black crossbody and black lace-up sandals. Now, I’m transitioning this dress for fall. Just throw on an olive utility vest, statement jewelry and matching bag and shoes and you’re set!
My style has changed over the years, especially since I’ve kept a capsule wardrobe. Several years ago, I used to wear patterns nearly everyday. I dressed more conservative…that’s an understatement…I dressed with no style. My outfits had no personality, kind of blah. I rarely wore jewelry. I usually carried a plain black bag and wore plain shoes. I had a wakeup call and wanted to dress better, have more confidence and look great. Now, because I want all the clothes in my closet to be interchangeable with each other, I have only a few patterns in my capsule wardrobe, like maybe 2. I’ve found that if the majority of my clothes are solid colors, then I can add interest to my outfits by going all out on accessories.
If you’ll notice in the photos above, my dress is solid black and my olive utility vest is solid green. What takes this outfit up a notch are the accessories: statement jewelry, a tasseled handbag and edgy sandal heels. Even though the olive vest is a solid color, it adds texture by the way it’s made and along with the pockets and collar.
Check out the 2 new capsule wardrobe e-books in the E-Book Store: The Essential Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2016 Collection & The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2016 Collection!
What is your clothes style? Are you a “patterns girl” or do you prefer solids, or even have an equal mix of the two?
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