We asked our blogger friend, Rebecca of The Clothes Horse, to pick out a fave printed piece from our site, and style it up five ways. She chose the striped Honors College Dress — a staple she’s shown is as versatile as an LBD! But we’ll let Rebecca take it from here…
“I really believe when it comes to a remix, it isn’t about choosing the most basic item you can wear with a different cardigan twenty times over, but rather choosing pieces that inspire you to get creative,” says Rebecca. ” If you find a dress you love, you’ll find original ways to wear it because you feel so special in that piece. I love stripes, and my favorite colors to wear are featured in the stripes of this dress — red and cerulean blue. As soon as I saw it, I could picture at least three outfits in my head, each dramatically different from one another, so I knew it would make a great addition to my closet.”
REMIX #1 (above) — “I like to subtly mix prints by staying in the same color scheme or just adding a printed accessory, like this scarf. It’s a nice way to pull of mixed prints without looking too chaotic since I’m really a minimalist when it comes to dressing. This is a perfect day look for me; exactly the sort of outfit I throw on for running errands or doing work. You can find the tights I’m wearing here.”
REMIX #2 — “This outfit is the essential summer look to me — it’s easy and slightly theme-y, which goes with all those summer ideals of picnics and fireworks. I’d wear this down by the water; either at a lake house or by the beach.”
REMIX #3 — “Since I’m trapped in ‘Second Winter,’ this outfit pretty much sums up how I dress lately. I like to wear summer pieces in cooler seasons; I’m big on balancing brights with neutrals and layering.”
REMIX #4 — “This outfit is very ‘night-on-the-town-dancing,’ if my friends were bigger dance fiends! The Essential Elegance Skirt moves beautifully and it’s long enough to twirl in without flashing anyone.”
REMIX #5 — “I went very girly with this outfit — it’s actually a little outside of how I like dressing lately — the bow and peter pan collar combined is just so twee, but every so often I can’t resist dressing saccharine. I made the bow belt a couple of years ago using some vintage velvet I found at a thrift store and I’m slowly reintroducing it to my wardrobe this spring.”
How would you style the Honors College Dress?