MAXImize Your Closet {Part 2}

I’m back on this lovely Thursday with another way to transform your favorite summer maxi dress into a fall appropriate look!





White Maxi Dress: Milk & Honey Boutique similar here / Striped Sweater: Target similar here / Envelope Clutch: Target similar here / Heels: Steve Madden / Necklace: Mindy Mae’s Market / Watch: Kate Spade 

Layering a sweater on top of a dress is an incredibly easy way to get a new look from an old closet staple. This works for all types of different dresses {something I plan to do with several of my strapless dresses for the cooler months}. Since I was going for a more sophisticated date night look, I added a pair of basic pumps, statement necklace & black envelope clutch. 

To create a similar look, make sure you are pairing pieces with a contrasting fit: Flowy skirt/dress with a fitted sweater OR a fitted skirt/dress with an oversized sweater.

I would love to see your take on this “maxi dress into fall” style! Tag me on Instagram <@kelsslayt> or tweet me <@StyledBlonde> to share your look!

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MAXImize your Closet {Part 1}

We all have those beloved summer maxi dresses that keep up cool in the dead of the summer… But what happens to those dresses when the temperatures drop & we are left reaching for warmer pieces? Well I decided I want to maximize my closet by taking those pieces into next season by adding appropriate layers! 

White Dress: Milk & Honey similar here / Utility Jacket: JCP similar here / Ankle Boots: TJ Maxx similar here, here & here! / Necklace: Mindy Mae’s Market c/o / Watch: Nordstrom
This darling pleated white maxi dress from Milk & Honey Boutique was such a life saver this summer! However, it isn’t exactly “teacher appropriate” or warm on its own. Using a little Pinterest inspiration, {follow me here!} I opted to add my green utility jacket & cut-out booties. Now this maxi dress is almost as fall ready as I am! Adding this “tough,” structured jacket to the feminine pleat details of this dress created a fun contrast that was balanced with the neutral accessories. So go grab that dress you already put away for the cooler temps & try pairing it with booties and jacket for a refreshed style!  
Come back tomorrow & I will share another way to transform your favorite summer dress into the perfect fall outfit!

Easy Solutions

I cannot tell you how many times I have stood in my closet doorway, racking my brain for outfit ideas, while my husband is rushing me to get out the door! Luckily, leggings & a jean jacket are always an easy solution. 
 
Jean Jacket & Leggings : Old Navy / Tunic & Watch: Nordstrom / Booties: Target similar here / Crossbody: Guess / Necklace: Forever 21 similar here / Bracelet: Mindy Mae’s Market c/o


When I have those days {we all know what I am referring to}, a leggings + tunic + jean jacket combo are an easy way to throw it all together while still looking put together. I scored this white tunic during the Nordstrom Nsale and it has been a life saver on multiple occasions. 
& THANKFULLY the unbearable Oklahoma heat is starting to fade away so the booties are coming out! 
I < along with the rest of the blog world > cannot wait to jump into sweaters, layers, and THESE boots 🙂

Have a wonderful day, friends!