Right Stripes: The Clothes Horse Styles 1 Printed Dress, 5 Ways

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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?

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About Turi

When Turi isn’t blogging, you can find her nose behind a book. But reading isn’t her only pastime. She loves running (cue jogging stroller), taste-testing pizza and burgers, and working on the next great American novel. Her latest homage to all things literary? Her son is named after writer Dashiell Hammett. How apropos.

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6 Comments

  1. Sara Rose 03/26/2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Love this outfit. So freaking cute! Her super short hair style rocks as well!

  2. sydney malain 03/26/2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Such a fun post. Beautiful outfits.

  3. Kathy 03/26/2013 at 8:24 pm #

    So creative! I just followed her on Bloglovin. Thanks ModCloth!

  4. Crista 03/27/2013 at 8:06 am #

    ADORABLE!!

  5. drabuziai internetu 04/02/2013 at 6:28 am #

    I like this girly style, whizh shows the beauty of women. Especially skirts are very cute.. .:))

  6. Monica 04/17/2013 at 8:46 pm #

    The first two outfits? Simply stunning! And I love how versatile she proved it to be by styling it back-to-back as first just a top, and then just a skirt!

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