The blogging community is a sisterhood. I know that sounds so cliche – but it really is true. The girls I’ve met (both in person and over the internet) are so supportive, and have become great friends of mine.
What I love about this sisterhood, is we all kind of “get it”. We understand the late night writing sessions and the early morning photoshoots … the crazy event schedules and the endless Instagram hours. Sure, sometimes we vent and commiserate … but we also share advice, give suggestions, and compare resources. And in an industry that tends to get a bad rap for being highly competitive and full of divas, I’m happy to report that my experience has been generally the opposite.
Dress #1: Forever 21 (love this) | Dress #2: Francesca’s (similar) | Hat: Ralph Lauren (love this) | Shoes: Aldo (similar) | Bag: Michael Kors (always a classic) | Belt: Francesca’s (cute option) | Sunnies: DVF (similar) | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Bracelets: Stella & Dot + Stella & Dot
Today’s look is inspired by a tip I garnered from a few of these fellow fashionistas. A tip that will increase the versatility of your summer wardrobe 10-fold! One that’s so simple, you’ll be surprised you never thought of it yourself…
The sisterhood secret? I merged two dresses into one. Mind blown, right?!
How to try this at home:
- Pick two dresses — whether they be complimenting colors or patterns — and decide what part you’d like to be on top, and what part to make up the bottom.
- Put dress #1 on first – this will serve as your “top”.
- Then take dress #2, and fold the top part inward, creating a makeshift skirt.
- Step into the newly created “skirt”, tucking in dress #1 in the process.
- Belt it, and you’re ready to go!
This genius little trick can work with any top + dress or skirt + dress too! Same basic principle applies.
This little secret will unlock endless possibilities for your summer wardrobe. Have fun with it — pair polka dots and stripes like I did, or maybe try some color-blocking. Play with different textures and materials. Here’s your chance to play designer, without having to sew a single stitch!