Every closet needs a little black dress. But if you’re in the mood for color, try a little RED dress! A few months ago I was hooked on the show Fashion Star, where upcoming designers compete to have their collections in H&M, Macy’s or Saks Fifth Avenue.
This dress is one of winner Kara Laricks designs. I ran to Macy’s the day after she won and found it on the Fashion Star racks. It came in black too, but I already have a LBD (or three).
First I styled it for a warm weather daytime event–like lunch with friends.
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Sunglasses: Florida street market
Then I swapped out the shoes and clutch and dressed it up for a date.
Clutch: Victoria’s Secret
Shoes: Tory Burch via consignment
Finally, I added tights and a cardi to show that a summer dress is suitable all year long.
Necklace: Sue Huston
I love how the hem is slightly longer at the back. It’s not an extreme, bi-level “mullet-style” so it’s not super trendy. But it feels fresh and unique.
I have to point out this amazing find from STA in Boston. Tory Burch shoes (never worn) for $40! They go great with everything. I think they’d look best on a darker skin tone, where they’d be a true nude. For me, they stand out a bit more, but I love the warm caramel tone and metallic toe. They go with the VS clutch too!