Stretch Your Closet: 5 Ways To Style One Dress!


When I’m shopping for clothes, one of my main rules is I have to be able to wear the item in more than one way in order to purchase it. Applying this rule is actually easier than I thought it would be, but you have to get a little creative! Dresses are the most fun to work with, because you can change up your leg-wear, add a blouse under or over, and — in my opinion — you have more options in the shoe department.

Choosing simple dresses like this striped one is key! Check out how I styled one dress 5 ways below!

  • One Dress Five Different Ways 1 of 7

    Click through to see all the different looks — from summery casual to dressed-up fancy! 

  • Cozy Fall 2 of 7

    For a fall look, slip on a pair of warm-toned tights and brown ankle boots. A floppy wool hat is a fun (and cold-weather-appropriate) touch.

    Similar boots from Target for $34.99. Similar hat from H&M for $24.95

  • Feminine and Classy 3 of 7

    This is one of my favorite looks! I added a lace collar to the dress, and when paired with sheer dot tights and peep-toe shoes, it gives the dress a classy, feminine touch without being overly-girly. 

    Similar shoes from Target for $23.99. Similar lace collar from Luminia for $21.32

  • Summer Style 4 of 7

    This is my go-to summer style: Pair a simple striped dress with a pair of wedge heels and head scarf for an easy, everyday look!

    Similar hair scarf from Urban Outfitters for $4.99. Similar shoes from DSW for $74.95

  • Casual and Easy 5 of 7

    This is the perfect look for a day of running errands or grabbing lunch with a friend. Wear the dress as a skirt and add a knotted v-neck tee and your favorite pair of flats! 

    Get the V-neck from Target for $9. Similar flats from DSW for $49.95

  • Dressed Up 6 of 7

    I love the range of styles you can get from a simple dress like this! Dress it up for a fancy date by adding a lace collared blouse, sheer tights and a pair of black heels. This look is all dressed-up, but not too formal.

    Similar blouse from ASOS for $59.26. Shoes from DSW for $69.95

  • Get the Look! 7 of 7
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    The options are endless when it comes to styling this type of dress! 

    Get a similar striped dress from Urban Outfitters for $59. 

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