I think the best way to dress up a look or make it a little more casual is by the accessories. Flat or heel, crossbody bag or clutch, red lipstick or nude gloss, attention-grabbing jewelry or none at all—these are some of the decisions we all make when getting dressed in the morning that affect how our overall look comes together. Today I'm sharing an easy trick to make a look more relaxed—perfect for the weekend!
So I have this Equipment Larkin dress. It's a casual, collared silhouette, but the fabric is silk crepe and for that reason alone, it's always felt more "office-appropriate" to me. When it's cold, I love wearing it with black heeled booties along with black tights to make the outfit monochromatic. Goodness knows, I love an all black outfit from head (ok, shoulder) to toe. Some black flats, like these Rag & Bone mules, work really well with it too. It's a great versatile dress, but the thing is... for going downtown to just walk around and grab lunch, it just felt a little too put together for a relaxed Saturday. So I tied a casual shirt around my waist and added the crossbody strap to my bag instead of carrying it by the top handle. Those two things, along with some fun sunglasses, really helped to make the look more, well, weekend-ish—ya know?
:: OUTFIT DETAILS ::
dress: equipment larkin (three similar options under $25: here, here, here)
shirt around waist j.crew (similar here and here for $9!)
shoes: rag & bone sabine loafer (similar here and here)
bag: prada double (similar for less here, here, here, here)
sunglasses: le specs liar liar ($59 & comes in tortoise too!)
bracelet: from my current rocksbox (get a free box with code holycitychicxoxo)