It’s always hard to justify buying two of the same thing. So when I saw this amazing dress in two different colors, I knew I was in deep trouble. I really tried to pick just one… but in the end, I came up with too many good reasons to score both! Wear the printed one as a day dress, and then transition into the black one for the evening. The drop waist is both style-conscious and super comfortable. The best part of all: hidden pockets! All you pragmatic fashionistas know what I’m talking about…
Simple accessories work best for the Mari Printed Dress in Petal Pink because of the busy print. I wore just one pendant necklace and my strappy Dolce Vita Nolin sandals. I love the way vachetta leather adds a rustic touch to a playful dress.
Meanwhile, the Melynda Silk Dress in Black is an ideal choice for those hot summer nights when you want to look glam but can’t bear to be sweating in a tight dress. An added bonus is that virtually any pair of heels would work for this dress! I paired mine with these Bry Cutout Dress Boots for an edgy contemporary look. Go with gladiator flats for a casual vibe, or elegant pumps for professional polish. I accessorized with a chunky bracelet I bought with Amy on my last trip to Shanghai (yep, matching bracelets still rock!) and of course our new favorite – tassel earrings.
It was amazingly easy to create 2 distinct looks with the same dress. I didn’t have to change my hair and makeup much considering the flexibility of this dress shape, so going from day to night was a total cinch.
Takeaway: It’s a win-win situation when you find an awesome dress in two prints that communicate totally different vibes. Double down!
Dress #1: Mari Printed Dress by Club Monaco
Dress #2: Melynda Silk Dress by Club Monaco
Sandals: Dolce Vita Nolin Sandals in Brown
Tassel Earrings: J.Crew