From Work To Weekend

Accessories are the key in creating different looks for the same pieces of clothing. You can wear the exact same tee shirt and jeans numerous times but look different every time by pairing it with different accessories. Click on the image to learn more.

Whoever said that “Accessories can either make or break an outfit” knows what they were talking about. I believe that accessories are the key in creating different looks for the same pieces of clothing. You can wear the exact same tee shirt and jeans numerous times but look different every time by pairing it with different accessories. Wear them with a pair of sneakers and a hat for a casual look or you could wear a leather jacket over the shirt and put your favorite pair of boots on for an edgier look; the possibilities are endless.

Last Thursday morning, I knew that we will be driving off to Great Wolf Lodge (to celebrate my son’s birthday) as soon as we get off work that afternoon so I planned my outfit accordingly. I chose a striped tulip dress and paired it with the right accessories so I can wear it both in the office and during the drive.

I cinched the dress with a black belt and wore a black jacket over it, paired it with an orange professional looking tote and my nude heels for a more polished look.

woman wearing striped tulip dress with black belt cinched on waist, black express jacket, orange mulberry bayswater tote, and nude sam edelman heels

woman wearing striped tulip dress with black belt cinched on waist, black express jacket, orange mulberry bayswater tote, and nude sam edelman heels
I want a laid back look while traveling because I know I’ll be busy making sure the kids are well-rested and entertained so I need to be able to move freely. With these in mind, I ditched the black belt and jacket, used a more casual belt, threw my straw hat on, put my black sandals on, and grabbed my large fuchsia tote to keep all my essentials (including my daughter’s favorite Minnie Mouse stuffed toy) in one place.

woman wearing striped tulip dress with brown belt cinched on waist, banana republic straw hat, fuchsia kate spade tote, black payless sandals

woman wearing striped tulip dress with brown belt cinched on waist, banana republic straw hat, fuchsia kate spade tote, black payless sandals

Outfit Details

Dress: Gap | similar

Jacket: Express | similar

Orange Tote: Mulberry | exact (different color)

Heels: Sam Edelman | exact

Fuchsia Tote: Kate Spade | similar

Straw Hat: Banana Republic | similar

Sandals: Payless ShoeSource | similar

Shop my current favorite accessories below.

Express Pave Diamond Hook Bracelet | Banana Republic Riviera Y Necklace | Express Gem Stretch Back Belt | Express Geo Print 3-in-1 Convertible Vest | The Limited Leopard Printed Infinity ScarfBanana Republic Eugenia Kim Bianca Fedora | Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch | Express Turnlock Crossbody Bag | Aldo Bluemoon Tote

What are your favorite accessories that transform your outfits? I’d love to hear about them.

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