By Zainab Jalloh
It’s that time of the year again! Christmas parties, New Year’s parties, and any excuse to enjoy the festive season whilst looking the best you have all year. Only problem? If you’re like me, your budget is slowly dwindling due to buying gifts for others and the much needed treat you gave yourself last week. Whoops! Well don’t fret because I have two key tips. I believe there’s nothing wrong with re-wearing last year’s dress as long as you style it up differently so it’ll look as good as new! Or if you do have a bit of money lying around, buy the outfit you love and make sure you get your money’s worth by dressing it down for your day-to-day wardrobe.
Kate Moss does it gracefully spotted wearing the same classic LBD. On the left, her look is very sleek: hair tied back, dainty gold earrings and formal sandals. On the right, her look is more sexy and edgy: with her hair wispy and voluminous and sheer, open-toe shoes. It could be as simple as that. Changing your revolving ensemble which may cost less such as your hair, shoes, or accessories with the same dress can make a big difference to your overall look on the night. So much so that many people won’t even notice that you’ve wore that outfit before.
Personally, I rarely spree on a new party dress and love the idea of re-living my fondest memories in what has deserved its rightful place in my wardrobe. Also, as I’ve just become accustom to the capsule living concept it’s really important to be able to re-wear my party dress as day wear. I love that extra flair to my basic work wear that has my colleagues loving my dress sense! Here are a few tips on how to re-style your favourite dress for day wear!
Style Tip #1:
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Layer a turtleneck under your statement cocktail dress and favourite heels!
Style Tip #2:
Belt a masculine blazer or trench around your party dress for a subtle update!
Style Tip #3:
Grab an over-sized sweater and wear it over your textured party dress!