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Dressing Down Your Dress Up Pieces

With summer officially here, dresses & skirts seem to be the easiest (and coolest) go-to for many women.  One of my favorite things to do is take pieces that I love and make them more versatile.  Some dresses & skirts do need to remain more “special occasions,” but for those that can act as both…wear it a casual way!

Accessories are the way to transform a dress/skirt from day to night or vice versa.  By taking a fancier wedge down to a fun sneaker, you’ve just given your look a day-time feel.

Shoes I suggest to make your dressy pieces a bit more casual:
* Seavees – sold in plain or a subtle camo at Cinnamon
* Simple two-strap mini wedge or flat
* Slip-on sneaker
* Toe-less bootie

Accessories to throw on with your look:
* Toss on a great wicker hat or visor
* Get a cool denim jacket (white, gray, blue)
* A chunky, fun necklace that can tie into your shoe color is always a “go”
* Find a great lip color that feels summery & adds flare to your dress/skirt
* Try a loose fitting dress with a belt to give it a different shape

Change up your skirt:
* T-shirt!  A gray v-neck is my absolute favorite
* Give it a twist on one side of your hip and tuck in for a slimming, yet cool way to keep your shirt in.  (The angle of the tee gives any shape a nice look)
* Graphic tee’s are all the rage, so join the fun with them
* Try out a cool cut out back or detailed tee

Next time you think your dress or skirt should be saved for something special, just give it a whirl and try it a new way!  Cinnamon has such feminine, yet funky pieces that make my “making the most of your wardrobe” so effortless.  It’s certainly my one stop shop for very casual, wedding-wear, and anything in-between.  Any fashion questions you may have – feel free to reach out to me at annie@notjustanniestyle.com

Ways to Dress Your Dresses!

We all fall in love with that perfect dress to wear to an upcoming occasion, but once it’s over, have trouble finding ways to wear it again. If you’ve ever struggled with this, read on for some tips on how to wear that fabulous dress during the day or on vacation, as well as at night out on the town!

Let’s take a look at dress #1. Just thrown on a great pair of heels and some sparkling gold jewelry with this colorful number and head out to that event you’re running late for! Or to dress this one down, either for a casual day out or for vacation, pair it with a light-wash denim jacket, chunkier sandals, a sparkly clutch and a tassel necklace.

Take it into the night with a dark tweed jacket, a sleek high heel, gorgeous cross-body bag and a long stone pendant necklace!

Dress #2 is a little sweeter and softer, so you can change its look easily with some dark colors as contrast. With a dark denim jacket, white sandals, a casual yellow clutch and a gold leaf necklace, this dress is taken from dressy occasion to daytime fun.

Make this dress your night-time ensemble with a black leather jacket, black sandals, fringe cross-body bag and mixed metal mesh necklace!

Make the most of the dresses you love by layering and accessorizing to fit the occasion. Often you’ll wind up loving pairings that you wouldn’t normally consider, which will keep your favorite dresses at the front of your closet and ready to party!