Happy Monday, Fleurdille family! It’s a new week and a special week at that because Valentine’s Day is this week! We have our big Valentine’s Day dinner last night with our family and my sister and it was so fun! As y’all know, we make a cheesy dinner where everything we eat is pink or red. I also get to give little sussies (aka gifts) to my girls and my sister and I think that’s the best part.
For Valentine’s Day inspired posts, check out: The Weekend Edit: Valentine’s Day Edition, The 3 Prettiest Heart Sweaters for Valentine’s Day, and The Prettiest Pink Dresses for Valentine’s Day.
Since the beginning of the new year, I’ve been purging our closets and specifically my own. I have tried to only keep clothes if they fit one of the following:
- are sentimental
- I wear it frequently
- it’s a classic piece
In addition to fitting into one of the categories above, I also try to make sure every piece I keep is versatile. To me versatility means I can wear a piece of clothing in more than one season, more than one way, or to more than one event. I want to make sure I’m getting the most wear out of my favorite pieces as I can.
Discovering the versatility of your clothes is much easier with some pieces as opposed to others. For example, take the pom pom sweater in today’s post. It’s so easy to envision multiple ways to wear it, right? You can wear it with jeans, with white jeans, with a denim skirt, or over a dress. You can also wear it in multiple seasons – in the winter with denim and a cute pair of booties, or in the spring with denim shorts and sandals.
Figure out what to do with dresses though can be a bit trickier. One of the easiest ways to get more life out of your summer dresses is to layer a suede, denim, or leather jacket over it. But, today I wanted to share with you another fun way to increase the longevity of your summer dresses.
One of the newer ways I’ve been wearing my spring dresses is layered under a sweater. I personally like to stick with neutral colored dresses as a blank canvas so to speak, but you could honestly use any dress. For this look I wanted my sleeveless spring dress to act more like a pencil skirt because there’s already a lot going on with the sweater. Your dress doesn’t have to be a bodycon dress though to achieve this look. You could layer a sweater over almost any type of dress.
When layering over a spring or summer dress, make sure your dress:
- isn’t a bulky
- is sleeveless or has thin sleeves
- is form-fitting or at least doesn’t bunch in the bust or waist
Play around with your dresses though and have fun! Start experimenting with your dresses. Pull them out, try them on, and start layering – find what you like and what flatters your body. If you end up trying this out, please send a pic or tag me on instagram! You guys always inspire me so much!
photography: fort lion studio
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