One Dress // Four Seasons

There is nothing I love more than versatility.  I have a few questions I ask myself when purchasing something new to add to my wardrobe (scroll down to find out how to build your year-round wardrobe at the end of the post!) Case in point?  This TopShop Leopard Dress I snagged at Nordstrom on a cold winter’s day.  It was not on sale, but for $85 this dress has definitely been working the CPW (cost-per-wear) formula that keeps my wallet happy.  Originally purchasing it as a spring dress, I paired it with gray denim and black leggings, threw on a leather jacket, tied on a scarf and started wearing it in the dead of winter instead.  This dress has already become a part of my wear-year-round-wardrobe.

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TopShop Leopard Dress // JCrew Pixie Pant // H&M Scarf // Vince Leather Jacket // Steve Madden Boots // Madewell Transport Tote 

Banana Republic Trench // Vans Slip-ons // Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans (now on sale!) // Vince Kelan Wedge Sandals // Madewell Mira Heels

One Dress – Spring

For spring, a fun jacket in a delicate pink (I love ballerina pinks!) or a classic trench coat make this a transition piece I’m already loving.  The pattern of the dress is leopard, but the colors keep it neutral; this makes it a perfect candidate for print mixing – a la checkerboard Vans.  A word of caution though – it is leopard, so easy does it when print mixing here.  I always throw a jacket in my bag during the Spring – it can get cool out there, especially when the sun starts to set.

Tips on choosing versatile pieces for your wardrobe (like this leopard dress)  on PrettyPolishedPerfect.com

Tips on choosing versatile pieces for your wardrobe (like this leopard dress)  on PrettyPolishedPerfect.com

One Dress – Summer

Summer is super easy.  Rayon can mimic silk’s properties, and I love nothing more than silk in Summer.  Pair it with a fun neutral sandal, a black strappy pair, or add a hint of metallic with a fun open-toed bootie!

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One Dress – Fall

Ah, Fall.  One of my favorite seasons, and the time of year I get to start wearing black again (I’m such a sucker for blacks and grays!)  It’s also jacket and scarf season, and this like-buttah leather Vince jacket I scored at Nordstrom Rack during their Clear the Racks sale has been on major rotation in my closet ever since.  I always have a scarf in my bag (if it’s not around my neck!) in the fall.  The crisp autumn air is refreshing, but cozy scarves are super comfy!

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One Dress – Winter

Oh Winter.  How I hate thy cold, dry days.  The worst part of winter is definitely dressing up for Church on Sundays.  I mean, it’s probably the only reason I even shave my legs. lol.  Never one to enjoy conformity, I break the rules just a smidge by replacing tights with leggings (real, legitimate leggings like the JCrew Pixie Pant) and adding a heel to stay warm and stylish.  One thing I love about winter?  Layers, layers, layers!

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How to Find Versatile Pieces For Your Wardrobe

For that Year-Round-Wardrobe (no matter where you live!)

  • Can it be worn as a tunic with pants or leggings?  
  • Can it be belted?
  • Can it be worn with heels and tennis shoes while looking stylish?
  • Is it neutral enough pair with at least three other colors?
  • Could it be worn with a skirt over it (used as a top)?
  • Could it be worn with a top (used as a skirt)?

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Comments

  1. this is so genius. I rarely even look at dresses when shopping because I don’t see the versatility in them. now I need to go find some year round pieces!!

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