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Fall Winter Fashion Formula #4: Keep It Simple, Wear a Dress

Omiru Fall Winter Capsule Wardrobe: #4
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Need a simple style solution?  Wear a dress.  Dresses are, hands down, the fastest way to look effortlessly chic.  Here’s how to dress around a dress:

1. Start simply with a dress.  If you’re a dress kind of gal, we recommend building a dress wardrobe for both Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer, with heavier weight fabrics for cooler months and more breezy chic dresses for warmer times.  Regardless of season, the key to a fabulous dress wardrobe is to pick silhouettes that work with your own personal architecture.  This belted double breasted shirtdress, for instance, is great for women with a boyish figure; the dual lines of buttons create visual interest at the bustline, while the belt helps to create the illusion of a defined waist.
2. It is winter, after all, so you’ll want to cover up.  Toss on a tailored blazer for looks and warmth.  If you’re spending time outside in a cold climate, you’ll also want a warm, lightweight layering sweater between the dress and the jacket (and a silk base layer).
3. Accessorize with a few choice pieces: chocolate brown boots that complement the rich navy blue dress, a brown bag that works with the boots, and a gold necklace to give the outfit some warmth.  Note how the ties on the bag echo the ties on the boots.

How would you dress around a dress?  Share your style with us in the comments!

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Tie Me Up Taupe Heels


Customize these adorable taupe heels with different colored ribbons to complement whatever you’re wearing.

$32.99 at Ruche.

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