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How to repeat a dress, guilt free & stylishly

Apart from working on my Forever 21 sale haul, this post is going to help you with easy style hacks to wear your favourite dress to death.

We’re all guilty of owning a dress that we just cannot get enough of, to a club, to a brunch, to college, to office, even to bed if we could. This dress is your turn to whatever the occasion maybe. Having said that, I was delighted to find this easy-peasy casual dress at the recent F21 monsoon sale. Priced at only INR 500 (after discount) I didn’t see a reason for me not to buy it, infact i almost picked two. OK. Enough rambling, getting to the point. Working on this post made me realise the power of layering and accessories. So simple, and how unthankful we are to all the things that can completely turn around a look from elegant lady to school-girl.

Here are FIVE ways to repeat a basic dress, guilt free and stylishly.

1. Add on: A printed cape.

Printed capes are big right now, wear a pair of shorts and a tshirt and throw on a floor length printed cape, wear it on a dress or even a short cape on a maxi dress. So pretty, you have to try it. And the tassels just got me on this one!

Dress: F21, Earrings: F21, Cape: Sarojni Nagar, Delhi. Footwear: Ginger, Lifestyle stores, Watch: Aldo

Dress: F21, Earrings: F21, Cape: Sarojni Nagar, Delhi.
Footwear: Ginger, Lifestyle stores, Watch: Aldo

Dress: F21, Earrings: F21, Cape: Sarojni Nagar, Delhi. Footwear: Ginger, Lifestyle stores, Watch: Aldo

Dress: F21, Earrings: F21, Cape: Sarojni Nagar, Delhi.
Footwear: Ginger, Lifestyle stores, Watch: Aldo

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2. Add on: A light shirt.

So honestly i just loved this shirt, but it doesn’t fit me. I mean the buttons just won’t shut, so instead of giving it a slow death at the back of my wardrobe, here’s what i did. Threw it on, and voila, look so pretty, let down or tied-up. It adds so much character to the dress, with the right bag i could wear it anywhere i like.

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3. Add on: A Backpack.

Dressing down an outfit is my favourite task. Took-over this checkered backpack from my kid sister’s wardrobe. Duh. Elder sisters give you no choice. Also laid my hands on cutesy tiara print socks and monochrome shoes to go with the bag. And the minion sipper just felt so right. Ideal for a picnic this look just took me back to teenage.

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Also notice how the bag drops and I go from full school girl to tuition girl swag. C’mon you know you opened your hair, pulled down your socks and threw the bag on one shoulder when you went to classes! Especially girls school. *ahem*

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4. Add on: A lace-y cape.

Taking the whole look to date night level was my borrowed lace-cape and suede heels. The black made just a drastic contrast to the dress, that it helped me up the look to an almost formal level. Heels also took the casual-ness of the dress out of the picture.

Bag: F21, Cape: http://madishthestylebar.com/Cardigans

Bag: F21, Cape: http://madishthestylebar.com/Cardigans

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Ready for derby 😛

5. Add on: Jeggings.

Nobody remembers a dress worn as a top worn as a dress! You get it, confuse them by wearing it as a tunic top on skinny jeans or jeggings. Drape a scarf to make the top also look a little detailed, you could also wear a statement neckpiece, here i have worn my cape as a scarf and it works perfectly thanks to the tassels. Hai na simple? Try toh karo, your wardrobe is full of surprises and you don’t even know it.

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On my lips: Maybelline bold matte – MAT2 On my nails: Colorbar quick finish – special request 26

Let me know what you think of these, and tell me did you ever feel ashamed to repeat your favourite dress?

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2 Comments

  • Malvika
    June 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I really loved all the ideas, they are very intelligent I would say 😛

  • Lackadaisical Loser
    June 30, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Jugni, the lighting in the earlier pics is pretty poor. It’s hiding your best features. The tuition girl swag has some decent lighting, good play of shadows and golden hues. In the second pic for ‘Lacey Cape’, you look so much like your mum!

    Sadly in India monsoon plays spoilt sport for good lighting. Still you could try and do a survery of a particular location during the golden hour for a few days, before you plan your shoot. Knick-knacks, accessories and sharp features need great lighting to take a look from good to great. 🙂

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