Dress Up, Dress Down: Nine West Wrap

I’d like to start sharing ideas about how to make the same pieces look different. It’s important for me to get a lot of use out of the clothes I buy. Part of what makes something versatile to me is if I can wear it several ways and dress something up or down to suit the occasion.

Here’s the first installment of Dress Up, Dress Down: My thrifted Nine West faux wrap dress. I found this dress for $20 at Crossroads Trading Company in Seattle. I love the mix of coral, teal, and white. It’s a busy pattern but it seems so beachy, color-wise. I wore it to work with Rampage faux suede kitten-heel boots.

Nine West dress up

Dress: Nine West (thrifted)
Camisole: Papaya
Necklace: Fremont Sunday Market vendor
Tights: Nordstrom
Boots: Rampage

When I got home from work, I needed to walk my dog. I was comfortable, but the boots weren’t going to be practical at the dog park. Plus, it was getting cold. So I added a scarf and jacket and swapped out the high-heel boots for lug-sole boots.

Nine West dress down

Dress: Nine West (thrifted)
Jacket: Isaac Mizrahi (thrifted)
Scarf: Kensington Market Street vendor
Tights: Nordstrom
Boots: Wanted

Which look do you prefer? How dressed up do you get at work? Do you mix your work wardrobe with your weekend/evening wear?

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Dress Up, Dress Down: Nine West Wrap

  1. carmen

    Two great looks!! Quite different. Your “Dress Up” looks elegant and ‘Dress Down” very sporty.

    Thanks for giving me some ideas! You are showing me that I don’t need more clothes – just creativity in how to combine to change a look and get more milage (kilometres in Canada!) out of my wardrobe.

    I love fashion and enjoy dressing up even to go shopping! I want to learn more about dressing up and dressing down so I’m glad you are adding this topic to your blog.

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