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A Versatile Holiday Dress

A Versatile Holiday Dress

Hi all,

Before I get into the details, I have an announcement: 

MIAMI FRIENDS, this Saturday November 25th, I’ll be hanging out with EXPRESS at their airstream pop-up at Miami International Mall. The event runs from 11:00am to 6:00pm and I’ll be there from 12:30pm-2:30pm. There will be a monogramming station and fun surprises! Hope to see you there!

Back to the dress though: Holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to shop for dresses. When shopping for dresses or really any piece for that matter, I look for clothing that is versatile. This is because I think any purchase to be worn more than once though, ideally, I want to see how I can wear any given piece to at least three very different occasions to get my bang for the buck.  While recently shopping for versatile dresses, I fell in love with this velvet number from Express and today we're going to talk about how to style it three different ways. 

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The Velvet Dress

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You might remember we spoke about velvet not too long ago. It's one of my favorite fabrics. But velvet is a luxe fabric, and you'd think this dress "screamed" expensive, but it's actually really affordable! The length of the dress also makes it perfect for dressier evening affairs while the the v-neck cut made it sexy enough for a romantic evening with your man. For colder temperatures, the spaghetti straps are perfect to allow any shirt to be layered underneath, too!

Now, let's take a look at how to style the look: 

With a denim jacket and over-the-knee boots

Add a denim jacket to dress the look down and make it more casual. I love this oversized denim one - also from Express - because of the pearled detailing across the jacket.  Pair with black over-the-knee boots and add a bow in your hair to add some elegance to the look.

I'd recommend you wear this look to a holiday party with your friends or a fashion forward evening affair.

Layer a black turtleneck underneath and add combat boots

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The v-neck style makes the dress a bit sexy. So if you want to cover up, simply add a fitted black turtleneck underneath and you’re good to go. The dress does have a slip along the left side so make sure to wear stockings if you don’t want to show off your legs. Finish the look with a pair of edgy combat boots and wear a leather jacket across your shoulders and you’ll have yourself an effortless and cool look.

I could see you wearing this outfit during the day for a chic brunch with your girls or a fun date night!

With a great stiletto and you’re cocktail ready

Wear the dress with a great pair of gold stilettos and add a wrap or faux fur coat for some warmth and you’re evening ready.

This look is perfect for a night of dancing or a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant.

How would you style this dress? Let me know in the comments below!

As always, thank you for reading!

Xoxo,

Christie 

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