Accessory swaps

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Similar to the way I feel about a neutral makeup look that allows for endless options of lipstick colors, I love a neutral wardrobe so I can switch up accessories and get a lot use out of them. I never buy an “outfit”. I always purchase items that will go with a handful of different things in my closet, again, so I can wear them repeatedly!

A simple stripe dress is the easiest look that allows for a huge variety of accessory swaps. You can dress it up or down, and keep the jewelry minimal or bold. Even though it’s striped, I think it really reads as a basic dress.

I have 2 colors of this dress from H&M and for under $18, it’s hard to beat it! The white is a touch sheer on bright sunny days, so I’ll just wear this light slip underneath so it isn’t too see through.

For daytime, I’d style it like this. If I was going to the park, I swap those wedges for some flatter sandals, like these!

To change up the look a bit, perhaps for a work day at a bookstore or coffee shop, I’d add one extra layer and choose a different bag.

I wish I could pull off dresses or skirts with sneakers but I just don’t think I can do it! But that would be a great way to also style this dress, in fact I bet Kailee Wright could pull that off perfectly!

Since this post is all about accessories, I rounded up a few of my favorite accessories that are great additions to any wardrobe below! Some of my favorite places to shop online for jewelry, shoes and bags are: Cuyana, Madewell, The Dotted Poppy, J.Crew Factory, Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry and Sole Society. I also love browsing in store at Target, TJ Maxx and Fossil.

one, two, three, four, five, six(another option), seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven(similar), twelve, thirteen, fourteen(similar), fifteen, sixteen, seventeen

Now don’t get me wrong, a really fun statement bag or necklace is almost ALWAYS a great idea against an otherwise very simple outfit. I just usually save the fun for my lip color or nail polish!

Shop the exact items I’m wearing in the photos below!

p.s. this pretty watch would go with just about anything too! Loving this top as well!

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  1. Posted June 29, 2017

    I love the picks, especially number 11 – so cute!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  2. Natalie says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    I completely agree with you! I can’t imagine how frustrating (and expensive) it would be to buy outfits. Plus, this way, you get your creative juices flowing all the time! I have a dress juts like that yours and I never thought of wearing it with a vest. I love it!

  3. Claire says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    That is a pretty dress! I prefer the white one over the black. It is perfect for eveyday and even for the week end.

    http://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

  4. Kyly R says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    Very cute!

    Will you also link to that awesome fig plant in the background? 😉

  5. Karly says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    I have this dress in a few colors. It is so versatile. I love it, just don’t put it in the dryer it! lol. I need to stripped on next! 🙂

  6. Kendal says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    I loooove the shoes at number six! So cute!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  7. Liz says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    How’s the sizing in that dress – TTS or no?

    • Karly says
      Posted June 29, 2017

      yes, true to size.

  8. Rhei says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    Was wondering what size you wear in the H & M dress…I’ve never ordered from them before! Thanks!!

  9. Sophie says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    I love this dress, it looks like such an easy to wear one! I actually don’t own that many ‘go with everything’ accessories and you’re right, it is a pain and can get expensive so it’s something I need to get better at shopping for!
    Sophie x

    http://www.sopharsogood.com

    • Laura says
      Posted June 29, 2017

      Can you tell me if it’s true to size? I usually wear a 6, I’m 5ft and 130lbs. Thanks in advance! 🙂

      • Karly says
        Posted June 29, 2017

        yes, its true to size!

  10. Posted June 29, 2017

    I love dresses like that, they make styling so easy! Your photos are lovely too, you’re looking all summery and happy 🙂 xx

  11. Amanda says
    Posted June 29, 2017

    This dress is perfect for summer days running around with my three little boys. How does this run in regards to size?

  12. Posted June 30, 2017

    cute! Nice casual look