Today’s ensemble is the result of a prompting by Ije over at Klassy Kinks. This week, she participated in ModCloth‘s Uniquely You Challenge where she was asked to style a specific piece from their collection using up to seven items also sold by ModCloth. Ije suggested we take the dress and style it to our liking. Of course, I had to take her up on that but I’d style this Bea & Dot Palette on Parade Dress using pieces from some of my other favorite retailers. Hey, I’M not doing the challenge LOL! Not yet anyways…
This shirt dress is too adorable. I love the retro shape and you can go either way with it style-wise. I decided to go casual by first adding a denim jacket. Since it is so colorful, I toned it down with a neutral tote bag and combat boots- footwear so out of the norm for me, but they casualize (totally made-up word) the dress, can be worn across seasons and, to me, go great with the denim jacket. I would place the collar of said jacket underneath that of the dress and then pop ’em. HEY NOW!! I can just picture myself in this getup in the Spring, headed to a quaint little coffee shop in Park Slope to suck up the free wi-fi! 😉
For accessories, rather simple stuff. I chose these geo earrings (1) for the shape which kinda echoes the little “pizza slices” in the dress and (2) to bring out the least noticeable color in the lot. I thought a scarf of a similar shade would help bring some balance to it all. Oh, and ya gotta have a gaggle of stackable rings, ya just gotta! Of course it’s a little too… chilly to wear this on its own right now, at least in NYC (side-eye to the West-coasters! LOL). I’d throw on this cool parka from Uniqlo plus some tights and hit the streets. Done.
Stay tuned next week as I officially take part in ModCloth’s Uniquely You Campaign with another lovely piece.
How would YOU style this dress? Would you dress it down like I did here? How would you dress it up? Tell us below!