May 5, 2014

Creative Layering


Ahhh, the weather is finally warming-up and it's time to pull-out my favorite maxi dress!  I know that maxi dresses have been all the rage for a few summers now and it looks like this one will be no different.  Unfortunately, despite the millions of maxis for sale, I have the hardest time finding ones that are flattering on me (strange, I know).  Except for this dress that I purchased last summer...I absolutely love it!

From reading other style blogs, I know that a great way to remix dresses is to start layering!  You can layer a shirt or skirt over a dress to create a separates look.  While I know this makes sense and is an easy way to create more looks out of what you already own, I was hesitant to try it with this dress because I love it so much!  Does that sound weird?  The fit is so flattering that I didn't want to mess with the lines but adding a layer on top.



However, I attended a wine festival last weekend and the weather wasn't quite warm enough to go sleeveless but it was too warm for the denim jacket that I had planned to wear.  What's a girl to do but try a little bit of creative layering?!  And you know what, I liked it!  Granted, I don't love this look as much as I like the dress on its own, but I like it enough to wear it again!


Which look do you prefer?  Would you ever layer a shirt over a dress?

What I'm Wearing:
T-shirt: Gap (similar)
Dress: Banana Republic Outlet (similar, similar)
Necklace: LOFT (similar, similar)
Wedges: DSW (exact)

Linking-Up:
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Greater Than Rubies- Remix, Rewear, Restyle: Spring Layers
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The Style Records- Monday Must Haves
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26 comments:

  1. This dress is gorgeous! I love it on it's own but layering it with the tee really works too!

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    1. Thanks, Inge! It's one of my favorite pieces!

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  2. You look absolutely beautiful :) love that dress:)
    Have a lovely week hugs Beata

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! Have a wonderful week, yourself!

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  3. Oh, cute! I love when a dress looks amazing as a skirt! I didn't even know until I saw how you remixed it! love it!

    Rachel's Lookbook

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    1. I'm so glad that you couldn't actually tell. I feel a little self conscious about this layering attempt and I feel better since you think it worked!

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  4. I am always forgetting about the concept of wearing a top on top of a dress and making the dress look like a skirt. Thanks for that one. yay! Ya, I think I just might be doing the au naturale on the hair thing. Stay tuned. ...

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    1. Yeah, it's not something I think of regularly either. It's definitely a fun option if you can get it to look right :) And I know that you will rock whatever 'do you choose!

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  5. What a fun print on that dress! I've worn a tee over a dress like this before, and I liked how it turned out-- cute, just like yours!

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    1. Thanks, Kate! I'll have to look to your blog for some inspiration because I'm still not entirely sold on this layering option. I really like how it turned out here but I'm not sure how to make it work with my other pieces.

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  6. I have never tried layering a tee over a maxi dress before - great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! You always look SO put together. I would love to see your interpretation of the tee over a maxi :)

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  7. This is a great dress, Whitney. I love black & grey together {almost always} & this print is fantastic. I honestly have not thought about a shirt over a dress but I love the pink top with it.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie! I love everything about this dress :) I agree that the print is really fun...it's almost animal-like without actually being animal print.

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  8. The pink top over the dress is my favorite. That pattern is so versatile—great choice!

    Colour Me Classic

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    1. Thanks, Haley! What a compliment!

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  9. what a fun skirt! love the fun print on it!
    kelseybang.com

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    1. Thanks, Kelsey! I've found the print and the colors to be really versatile!

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  10. I stopped by your blog yesterday, saw this lovely outfit and pinned it right away. I didn't have time for much else. But I could swear it was a Skirt. I have read every post of yours and now I remember that this is a dress - a great dress too. I love all 3 looks you have done with it. The Hot Pink tee looked like it's meant to be! (That rhymed lol).

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    1. You are really just the sweetest! I'm glad that I actually pulled-off the whole dress as a skirt thing. I really wan't sure if it was going to work!

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  11. I love the different ways you styled this dress, Whitney. So versatile!

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  12. Great look! I've always liked the idea of layering a T over a dress, but I have a hard time making it work on me. It looks great the way you did it here!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Just keep trying...this is the first time that I actually got it to look right!

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