Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Day to Night: the LBD (little blue dress)

Day trips and excursions are probably my favorite types of adventures: especially if it means going into the city! But what if you have plans during the day and later on that night? The key is to transition your outfit around a basic statement piece with a few easy layers and accessories! In this case, I chose my favorite LBD (little blue dress) from Madewell.


Dress (old, but similar) // Sweater // Shoes 
Bag // Necklace (similar) // Watch // Sunglasses (similar) 

So what do I love so much about this dress? The fact that it's fantastic for going from day to night- it's casual and lightweight enough to be worn all day, but it's easy to switch up your accessories to make it into the perfect cocktail dress. 

Pittsburgh weather is so unpredictable, and just like any smart girl, I decided that the perfect way to embrace the unknown (aka the weather) was to layer on a light sweater. It helps make the dress appear to be much more casual than it is. I threw on some white Keds, which are perfect for trekking around the city. (they're so comfortable!) My Madewell Transport Tote is my saving grace when it comes the perfect bag for traveling- it's lightweight, carries everything I need it to while staying simply chic. I especially love the caramel color and how it constrasts against my blue dress. 


Dress (old, but similar) // Wedges 
 Necklace (old, but similar) // Watch

I usually find myself reaching for colored dresses for formal events: especially royal blues and navys. Personally, I just find that it's a much more fun alternative to your traditional little black dress, which can feel a little out of place in warmer weather. I switched out my statement necklace for a dressier clustered pearl necklace, and put on my favorite MK wedges ! They're perfect for day or night, and are incredibly comfortable. It's incredible that with a few simple switches you can take your favorite statement piece of your outfit from day to night! Add a few accessories and a change of shoes and you're ready for date night! 

What's your go-to clothing item for going from day to night?

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