How to Restyle a Dress

How to Restyle a Sundress for the Office | Lady in Violet

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Summer Outfit Idea - Floral Dress with Wedges | Lady in Violet

Spring Outfit Idea - Floral Sundress with wedges | Lady in Violet

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Spring and Summer Office Outfit - Cardigan over a floral sundress | Lady in Violet

How to Restyle a dress from weekend to the office | Lady in Violet


EXPRESS Floral Dress, Old [SIMILAR | SIMILAR] | THE LIMITED Cardigan, old [SIMILAR | SIMILAR] | BELLE BY SIGERSON MORRISON Babita Wedge Sandal, Old [MORE WEDGES HERE]  | G BY GUESS Ninza Pumps | GORJANA Horseshoe Ring,old Zion Necklace, Mika Necklace  | Woven Clutch, Old  | BAUBLEBAR Slim Hinge Bangle, Old [SIMILAR]  Pave Links Bracelet, Old [SIMILAR] | RAY-BAN Original Aviator Sunglasses | MAC Lipstick in Faux | OPI Taylor Blue

I bought this dress a few years ago to wear to a backyard party in the middle of July. It was one of those summers where the temperatures were already at 100 degrees in June.  I wanted a light sundress that would be good for an early evening BBQ.  I fell in love with this floral pattern because it has a darker background yet still lots of bright pops of color.  I paired it with wedges and a clutch and had a fantastic time at my party.  A month or so passed and I was dying to wear this dress again.  I decided to restyle the dress from a weekend to office look.  The bare shoulders and thin straps were my first office issue to tackle.  The easiest fix for me was a short sleeved cardigan.  I love how the purple shade compliments the floral color pattern of the dress.  This cardigan is super lightweight and short sleeved so it works in warmer months.  I wear this cardigan quite a bit in Spring and early Fall trying to get a few more wears out of some of my favorite dresses!  I plan on looking for a few different colors this year.  I also have a black and a white short sleeved cardigan because those colors go with everything!  I have recently seen some fun white and dark pink blazers in stores and on friends, and I think they would also be a great way to make a summer dress more professional.  The next change to make this office ready was the shoes.  I can get away with wearing wedges in my office, but I know most are not so lucky.  I swapped my sandals for a peep-toe nude pump.  I chose nude because I love how it elongates the leg.   This dress also looks good with dark brown heels.  Best part of this outfit, you can easily transition to drinks on a patio after work by simply taking off your cardigan.  It is just a small add and a quick swap, and you can take your favorite sundresses and make them a little more office friendly.



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