A few weeks ago I put some feelers out to see what kind of videos people would like to see for the YouTube channel. One of my favorite suggestions came from Katy (y'all know her!!!) who said to take it back to the beginning, like the VERY FIRST video Leesha and I ever filmed. And it was FASHION! I still haven't quite figured out the best way to film wardrobe tutorials by myself. And since I don't have the mental capacity to figure it out right now, I resorted to the good ole insta selfie shot. Not only is it easy for me, but also I like the way you can see the elements of an outfit in a still.
The one item I chose to feature was a black and white striped midi sheath dress from Athleta. Stripes are a classic print and can so easily work within various style aesthetics as you clearly see below. Be that as it may, the sheath dress (unlike like its close relative, the shift dress), can be tricky to wear if it becomes more of a bodycon (short for body contouring) type of fit. This dress was not advertised as a bodycon dress, however, to ensure a little room for a more modest fit, I sized up to a Medium instead of a Small. If it helps you reference fit as well, I am 5'10" and weigh about 140lbs.
Sidenote: The only pieces that are new to my wardrobe for this season are the dress itself, the taupe moto jacket, and the tan woven hat seen in the last ensemble! So, you can let this be a little bit of inspiration for starting your capsule as well. Let's see just how versatile one little item can be!
Starting with Top Right, I styled the dress with my favorite soft utility vest from Target (I saw knock offs at WalMart the other day ... worth a look) and my wanna-be Burks from Payless. The next two images are essentially the same pieces, but still styled two different ways with the addition of my camo hat (thank you Tyler Risinger!) to my fav blush suede Dolce Vita slides that I scored at Dirt Cheap and again THE SOFTEST chambray utility hoodie from Trendie Chix. Next on Bottom Left I styled the look with a taupe moto jacket from H&M and caged booties from Payless. Middle dark boho chic style features a lace-up gladiator wedge from Cato, MNG kimono from JCPenny and a black felt hat from Trendie Chix. The last outfit, which might be my personal favorite, are my all time fav cognac booties from Banana Republic, great longline cardi from Old Navy, and a steal of a deal fedora from Lulus.com. And if you notice, I am wearing the exact same pieces from Scooples Jewelry with every outfit! Go snag your Scooples today!
This little lady right here is who sparked my interest in midi dresses and fanned the flame to see just how many different ways they can be styled. I may do a follow up with a few more layered options for fall in my upcoming Capsule Wardrobe post! I also want to mention that the only fedora I owned at the time was my black felt fedora from TrendieChix. Since black felt isn't always the best option in sweltering heat, I gave myself permission to snag that tan woven one from Lulus.com for the small price of $12. (Thank you CLEARANCE ITEMS!)
Now is where you take a look around Pinterest and find the ways that YOU would like to style a midi dress and go try it on for size!!! You never know which look will end up being your favorite. AND I WANNA SEE! Tag @luxewise on Insta or email your own selfie to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on the luxe|wise Instagram feed!