Outfit Post: 11/26/13

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Dress: Solano Stroll — Button-front: Thrifted — Flats: American Rag — Tights, earrings, and ring: Target

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Since it’s a short workweek for me due to the holiday and a number of my coworkers (and superiors) are out of the office, I took the opportunity yesterday to do a little outfit-experimentation.

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I’m determined to make this dress work at least a couple of times this winter, and since the sleeves and wrap detailing mean I can’t really layer over it, under is going to have to do.

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I think a darker-yellow button-front (closer to the mustard/gold of the tights and the ring) would have been better than the pastel yellow I chose, but my selection of button-fronts is a bit eclectic, so I worked with what I’ve got and I don’t think the effect is too terrible. Could use a little tweaking, but I’m getting there.

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What do you think? How do you adapt wrap dresses for colder weather, if you do in fact adapt them at all?

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3 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 11/26/13

  1. I really like the mellow yellow on top. If the top underlayer matched the tights, you might look too much like a Simpson. I think I just have one wrap dress, and I put it away for the season a while ago. I’ve never tried to layer with it, and it’s hard for me to imagine how it would work. It is white and pale green checks, so it’s super summery.

  2. Jessica says:

    I agree with Cindy, a more matching yellow might look too matchy and rather two-dimensional. I think the combination of similar but not the same colours often creates a rather interesting subtle effect. The lower saturation of colour at the top of the outfit with the higher saturation lower down produces a nice balance. Maybe other pale colours would also work? Pale green, sky blue, cream, peach, salmon? If you could again repeat the colour in your tights or shoes, again perhaps in a darker shade, I think it is a great combination. And I would still love it if you pair this dress with hot pink, too! Thanks for the inspiration your clothing choices afford me.

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