It’s a horrible thing we have started doing, this whole Instagramming and snap chatting OOTD pictures. It adds layers of doubt in the decision to wear an outfit again!
If it has a picture taken and uploaded somewhere, I tend to let the picture do it’s social media time and more before even considering wearing it again, and when I do, it must be with a completely different audience.
In all that self-created drama, let’s look at wearing a simple maxi dress repeatedly and stylishly! If you have a plain dress you know you can do oh-so-much with it, but here is a dress I love and the print is quite unique which not only makes it amazing but also makes it so difficult to repeat!
Layering is everything:
No rocket science there, throwing on a shrug or a jacket you know will change the look drastically. These days girls are wearing t-shirts over maxi dresses and using the dress as skirts, go figure! And, I was hesitating to put on a sweatshirt over my dress even while freezing. Hmm. Jugni issues. Layering makes styling an outfit easy, play with lengths, fabrics, styles too.
Added a simple cotton shirt and tied it up at the waist, very art-class look feels nai?
The big messy hair is all thanks to our ever so unpredictable monsoon weather. yes, I’m kind of Monica Geller-ish with my hair when it gets humid.
Keeping the accessories same, I tried a dress on dress. Denim over a cotton maxi might sound off but actually looked pretty cool. It not only changed the look of my maxi but also allowed me to wear my denim dress again. See the denim dress post here.
How about a semi-formal jacket? Spunk up your maxi dress look with a full close button up or zip up jacket and change your look completely!
Jewellery is everything! While trying to establish a particular look, the accessories you pair together really adds up to your look. I tried two different themes with dull gold and oxidised silver too. Keeping in mind the print of the maxi dress with those little coins can be turned into something ethnic, I liked how it added up. Do you?
Very Vidya Vox-inspired accessorising.
Hope you could get some ideas on how to style your favourite dresses by just mix-matching elements from your already infinite wardrobe! Unless you are Sonam Kapoor then all this is kinda not needed bro, cause you got it all in your walk in (apartment size) closet.
Dress: Bandra, Mumbai
Accessories: Thrifted- Bombay & Delhi street markets
Location: MG Road, Pune
Photographer: Kruthika Pillai
You may also like this post on repeating a dress guiltfree!