I have a confession….
I do not like to wear outfits, dresses or any of my clothing items more than once. I know, I know….who do I think I am?? Beyoncè or something?
Well…..sometimes. LOL! I don’t have Beyoncè money though so I had to check myself. Although this is something that I am still working on, I have in fact gotten much better.
Working through this has been challenging on most days, especially when I have an event or special day out on the town. Especially because a lot of my pieces are such statement pieces and are so “standoutish” that I just didn’t want to step out in them again.
My heart of hearts just struggles with putting on the same outfit. What I failed to notice though, was I was doing just that at times. Putting on the same outfit, the same way, with the same shoes. And even the same bag. I guess that’s why I didn’t want to wear it again. I am so OCD that I couldn’t even fathom wearing things again and again like that.
I challenged myself to get out of that box and shift my thinking. Not to think of it in the sense of wearing the outfit again, yet wearing a piece in a different way each time that I wore it. And guess what!? I did that THREE different times! In THREE different ways!
Heres some tips on how to wear a dress Multiple Times in Multiple Ways!!
Wear Your Dress as a Dress!
I mean, but of course. It is in fact a dress, so wear it as such!! I wore it with some printed stockings this time. I can even challenge myself to wear it with some neon stockings of a different color or the same color the next time. I can even wear it with some leggings. Or even bare legged now that the weather is much nicer!!
Wear Your Dress with Jeans!
Yup, you read that right! Wear your dress with jeans to change up the game. And well, your look, allowing you to wear that dress for an additional outing and outfit. Tuck it in and belt it up and head on out. Find some exact tips on how to wear your dress as a shirt on a previous post that I wrote about how to do it here.
I paired my dress with a pair of thrifted jeans that I found in the thrift store a few years back. I wanted a monochrome look so I paired it with the same bright neon pink pair of Nikes.
Wear Your Dress as a Layered Piece!
A dress can be worn with jeans and it can also be worn under jeans as a layering piece along the lines of a shirt. It can even be worn under a sleeveless dress, if it has sleeves itself, as a layering piece as well.
I paired my dress as a layering piece under a pair of overalls. (That was a risk for me as well as I never wore jeans and would never think of wearing a pair of overalls!) The statement sleeves of the dress gave the overalls an out of the box look and my dress an entirely new look and feel! I even wore my same booties, in a different color of course, pink this time around, to challenge myself a bit more!
Moving out of our space of comfort can be a challenge. As long as we are noticing that there is something that we are wanting to change and then moving towards that change, we are moving towards growth and closer towards being our most authentic self! Try moving towards making a growth change in your life, whether that be in your wardrobe, shoes, environment or health, try it! Try it of course while being,
Unapologetically Me. Unapologetically You. Unapologetically Us.
Shop the Looks:
Please click on the images below to shop my looks. I have included links for most of the items in my three looks above. The overalls are from the Men’s section and I have on a size XL. And as you know, my particular dog bag isn’t available any longer.
Please do not forget to tag me and hashtag #inspiredbynova if you purchase any items from my look! OR if you are inspired by me in any way!!
Happy Shopping!! :D