Sunday, June 8, 2014

Guest Blogger: One Great Dress//Three Great Looks

It officially feels like sum-sum-summertime friends, and frankly our closets are feeling a bit stale.  Our former favorite looks seem too hot, too sweaty, too blah! A refresh is needed, but how do you build a fun and fresh summer wardrobe without blowing that budget & starting from scratch?  Our guest blogger Claire's answer- select a few key anchor pieces and use your own accessories to create multiple looks.   Don't be afraid! Using our Michelle Maxi in Crimson from Knot Sisters (a maxi on a petite frame? a bright color? a mesh waist detail? GASP), Claire shows us how it's done.

Knot Sisters Michelle Maxi Dress in Crimson 
Okay, ladies. Summer is the time to be bold: in color and in clothing choices. Hues like electric blue, bright white and watermelon abound. Shop windows are filled with dresses that you admire – but how do you fit those pieces into your closet? How do you wear a dress like this? 

I’ll show you three ways.

Simple & Pretty
Look 1: With a statement dress like this one, you can downplay your styling, allowing it to remain the star. Put your hair in a messy bun, grab a boho handbag from your closet, and use its materials and hardware to match your jewelry. Choose shoes that are complementary to the bag, too, and you’ll a have simple, versatile look that can easily be worn from day to night. 

Weekend Warrior

Look 2: Pull your hair down and use on-trend summer staples pieces like a denim jacket to create a look for an outdoor concert or wandering through streets of summer festivals. Aztec-inspired adornments like these earrings from Justin & Taylor Jewelry and a metallic Baggu stunner will transform this dress from easy breezy to cool and casual.

Vintage POP
Look 3: Or, take your attire back in time by mixing in vintage prints and more color. This sea green floral necklace, matching Erica Weiner scarab bracelet and vintage feline clutch add a touch of quirk to this look, while keeping it girly. With a headscarf, a coral lip and some classic Ferragamos, and you’re glam and ready for date night! 

About our blogger: 

Claire McGranahan has been a loyal fangirl of Revival since the store opened in 2003. Aside from fashion, Claire loves coffee, banter, cooking and collecting gemstones. She's been called a documenter more than once. Check out more of her photos herehere and here.

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