Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Variations on a dress: Navy, sleeveless

Dress – Dorothy Perkins, hat – Topshop, bag – bcbg, espadrilles - Fitzwell, earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane, belt – Maxmara, red sandal – Stuart Weitzman

Dress – Dorothy Perkins, hoop earrings – YooLa, pashmina – Forzieri, gold sandals – Steve Madden, cardigan – Pringle of Scotland, orange sandals – Collection WEEKEND

Dress – Dorothy Perkins, necklace – Dorothy Perkins, sunglasses – Ray-Ban, brown sandals – Asos, earrings – Mixit, tote – Lauren by Ralph Lauren, turquoise sandals – Carvela

Dress – Dorothy Perkins, necklace – Econe, shoulder bag – Anya Hindmarch, ballet flats – Repetto, bracelet – JCPenney, handbag – Michael Kors, gold sandals – Yves Saint Laurent

Dress – Dorothy Perkins, necklace – Econe, shoulder bag – Anya Hindmarch, ballet flats – Repetto, bracelet – JCPenney, handbag – Michael Kors, gold sandals – Yves Saint Laurent

Dress – Dorothy Perkins, cardigan – Paul Smith, bag – Valextra, slingbacks – David Tate, pink linen blazer – Smythe, bracelet – Debenhams, pumps – Ros Hommerson

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing us how to use a simple navy dress.

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  2. Love all the looks. Makes me want to go shopping for accessories. rethinking my closet has been a long process,but it will be rewarding when it is done.

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  3. I love the way the tortoise accessories seem to work as a neutral with every dress you've shown. I never would have thought to combine them with navy, but it's a great look. Thanks.

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  4. The message I'm getting is stay simple and choose solid colors, go for coordinating accessories for variety...now why didn't I think of that?

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  5. J'adore the first and fifth ensembles. Just lovely.

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  6. Reminds me how versatile "navy" is - you know, I like navy polka dots and stripes, too (nautical, of course...who can forget a sailor collar...). Gotta say, though, your first frame with the red, LOVE it! Navy...it's year'round, isn't it? I just don't think it looks good on me the way black does, though. I tend to build around black. Or else I'm hiding behind black. Hmmm....

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  7. Great visual on how to use accessories. Thank you!

    Alana

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  8. What a great post. I'm enjoying all of these framed around simple sold color dresses. Now--if I can just find dresses similar to these that I like and that fit!

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  9. Thank you, I've got the navy dress but may have liminted myself by adding the off white pickstitching for some of the variations above, however I can see quite clearly that I need to do so some serious accessory shopping.

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    1. You can always take a sharpie and color in the pick stitching although I don't think it prevents any of these combos.

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  10. Looking at these combos, made me realize that I always think of navy as a dressy color and have almost NO casual looks like these you've put together. Eye opening.

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  11. I have a navy dress which has similar features. I wore it three times this week, once with maroon, once with cream and today with brown cardi's, shoes and accessories. I only wish you had a spot to upload pics of what we do when we are inspired by you!

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  12. I love this. I have a navy dress that I've struggled to style. My navy dress is the same cut and style, but the dress in the picture looks to be a stiffer or more cottony fabric...less drapey than mine...mine is a somewhat stretchy (has a bit of lycra) knit....cut is the same...do you think that mine is too dressy in the knit fabric to wear as a day dress similar to what you have styled?

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