Style File: Accessorize Solid Dresses

Over the last couple of months, it seems like I’ve had a number of local events to attend that required some type of formal attire. So for starters, I had a panic trying to find dresses to actually wear that I thought were suitable. I found 3 that I liked, yet I had 4 events. Then I spotted my blue strapless dress and worried about my bra showing (which isn’t very formal at all), until I remembered the invention of boob tape. So with my dresses sorted, I realized they all looked a little… boring. With daily expenses being so high lately (hello, $70 weekly gas tank) I decided that using my outrageous and unnecessary collection of accessories to enhance the items I already own was a better idea. During this process, I realized that I was having entirely way too much fun accessorizing solid-colored pieces, specifically dresses. I also went and searched online on sites like Memma to see what’s trending and tried to incorporate some of those styles for my events. I almost went out and bought a new dress for the Fashion Week Cleveland gala event, but decided against it and instead layered gold bangles and necklaces to spice up a solid purple dress. (Check out photos on our Facebook page!) Whilst that did look nice, I will probably need some new dresses after this. I feel like I’ve really used all of my formal dresses now after changing up the accessories of each one. Eventually, I will need to go and purchase some new dresses. When I do start shopping, I’ll probably look for dresses at Filly Flair. My friend told me about that website, and I’m so glad she did. There are multiple dresses on there, so I do have a lot of choices. Hopefully, I’ll have a new wardrobe soon.

{left to right, top to bottom}
{mango pencil dress
, pink pintuck dress, stretch satin dress, black magic dress }
{ethno necklace, antik batik uta bone bracelets, zoe&morgan golden fifi earrings, forever 21 rings }
  1. The colors in the statement necklace coordinate well with the orange dress. The shape of the dress allows for a loud necklace to lay perfectly on the neckline.
  2. Sleeveless dresses are begging for bangles. Excessive bangles are my solution for everything. I make a lot of noise when I move around, but hey who cares.
  3. Strapless = loud, big earrings. Necklaces always go well with strapless, but I love to wear large earrings with strapless anything.
  4. With this black dress, I thought of large cocktail rings. Don’t worry if you don’t have any cocktail rings of your own yet; can help with this as you’ll likely find many examples that you’ll adore over on their website. I could go on for days on what I would accessorize with a black dress, but this one in particular I thought of rings (and of course, you guessed it-bangels.)
How do you accessorize solid pieces?
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