With some snipping and collar removing...
...the first part of the after look turned out like this.
Now, see how Look #2 was put together...
For the second look, I removed the pinned bow and added some accessories!! I added a few costume necklaces, a Banana Republic knotted cuff, a stretchy navy belt, BCBG gold heels, and a Dorothy Perkins purse.
Loved the navy and gold mix!
I tried to give this look a more modern feel by layering chunky necklaces and bringing fun metallics into the mix.
It's really amazing how with a little bit of styling, an outfit can make a 180!
It's like I have two totally different ensembles...
...even though it's the same piece!
LOOK #2: Shoes: BCBG (These Sam Edelman heels are a pretty close copy) // Purse: Dorothy Perkins // Cuff: Banana Republic // Belt: Melrose Trading Post // Necklaces: Vintage Costume // Sunglasses: Forever 21
There are so many other fun ways to style this dress, especially for different climates! Unfortunately we're still in the 70s zone for the time being, so the sweater/tights combo will have to wait for the time being. (Fingers crossed some cooler weather and rain stops by to say hi to Los Angeles soon!)
Which look do you like best?