One Dress; Styled Two Ways

It’s wonderful when you find a dress that you love and you can not only think of how amazing it will look styled with particular accessories for a particular occasion you have in mind, but it’s even better when you can also see how you could wear it for other occasions too.

As a mum of two, whenever I consider buying a new key piece for my wardrobe, I always like to consider how I could wear it elsewhere. For me, clothes have to ideally have dual purpose, wherever possible.

Take this pretty Lace Dress from George at Asda for example, where I have styled it for a dressy occasion and also for a daytime look and I think that they both look equally fantastic!

Considering how you can double up the use of items in this way will not only make the most of your money but will also ensure you get to wear your gorgeous key pieces more often. Brilliant!

All Dressed Up With Somewhere To Go

So I first teamed this pretty burgundy lace dress, which is perfect for autumn, with a number of accessories to create a stylish outfit perfect for a date night or evening out with the girls.

Dress Up Asda Lace Dress

I especially love these killer Also heels from ASOS and gorgeous leather look jacket from Asda. These two pieces, along with this beautiful Finger & Thumb Ring from Millie Mackintosh at Dorothy Perkins, give this look an edgy feel that I love.

  • Burgundy Lace Dress, George at Asda, £12
  • Gold Tone Filigree Collar Necklace, River Island, £15
  • Leather Look Jacket, George at Asda, £30
  • Good as Gold Nail Polish, Essie
  • Aldo Unalellan Platform Heeled Sandals, ASOS, £83
  • Black Leather Pocket Front Flat Clutch, Warehouse, £60
  • Millie Finger & Thumb Ring, Dorothy Perkins, £14

To complete this look, I thought that a simple, striking eye liner flick would really set off my makeup. Teamed with a bold lip and natural waves in my hair, I’d be sure to feel a million dollars!

Coffee & Cake With The Girls

For a more chilled daytime look, I’ve styled the same dress with a cute oversize cardigan, chunky scarf and ankle boots. The hair is more relaxed and the overall look is pretty cute!

Dress Down Asda Lace Dress

With thick tights, a cute head scarf tied around a high bun and this gorgeous Sofia bag from Accessorize, I would be ready to hit the shops or sit in a coffee shop with friends and watch the world go by!

  • Burgundy Lace Dress, George at Asda, £12
  • Diamond Stitch Snood, Topshop, £22
  • Navy Twisted Yarn Longline Cardigan, New Look, £28
  • Carry On Nail Polis, Essie
  • Sofia Handheld Bag, Accessorize, £37
  • Grey Buckle Side Block Heel Chelsea Boots, New Look, £25
  • Plain Black Headscarf, ASOS, £6

To finish this look, a simple high bun tied with a plain scarf would look really cute and girlie. I’m also loving really simple metallic smoky eyes for daytime at the moment; perfect for autumn. If a smoky eye seems like hard work for a daytime look, then a covering of metallic across the lids on it’s own is just as perfect.

So are you like me and like to buy clothes for dual purpose? What do you think of my selection?

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2 Comments

  1. October 15, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    That is literally the perfect dress for going out and casual, I would love it wrapped up with knitwear though it looks so pretty xxx

  2. October 17, 2014 / 10:52 am

    Exactly what I thought hun! So cute wrapped up with chunky knitwear. Would certainly feel snuggly! x

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