How I Wore this $22 Striped Mock Neck Dress from Target
In my last post, I wrote about investing in simple essentials this spring. From white shirts to neutral shoes, I’m staying away from wild colors and patterns…for now. Life has been busy and I wear many hats: extroverted stylist, adventurous writer, nonprofit marketing rep, and rockstar girlfriend. Choosing black, white, grey and tan items in varying shapes and styles helps me mix and match no matter what boat, Uber, or chair I’m preparing to climb in. This striped mock neck dress is perfect for all the jobs.
How I wore it here…
I added a bit of rocker edge to the dress in this outfit. This Nasty Gal leather jacket was a killer steal when the company declared bankruptcy. It’s been a great spring jacket for so many reasons. (Again, another neutral.) You can get it now 40% off with code Nasty40.
I slipped on my favorite booties for a night out. The heel is big enough to be comfortable walking around downtown Richmond or dancing on a concert floor. The length is still tall enough to add a bit of sexy to the striped mock neck dress. Here is a close version of the booties for $50.
I kept my makeup simple and my hair straight to tone down the tightness of the dress. I also just got my nails done at Hollywood Nails at 9039 W Broad Street, so I wanted my pink to pop! Take a visit to this Richmond nail salon if you want to upgrade your spring look. They gave me fruit snacks during my pedicure and I wasn’t mad about it… My friend and I had a great experience overall.
How else I can wear it…
For brunch with mom… I would pull out a loose fitting cardigan or kimono to layer over this dress and cover up my bum. White sandals or Keds would keep it casual and sweet.
For an active day of interviews… I’d slip on some black leggings and pull my hair back into a high pony tail for a flexible outfit for bending and walking and carrying things. I have some fun metallic slip ons to keep it funky.
For a networking happy hour… I’d want to make my brand pop and add some more pink to this dress. I’m got several pairs of pink pumps I’d love to pair with it. I’d wear soft curls, a soft pink lip color, and pull on a long vest to keep the curves a bit of a mystery.
For the beach… I’ll probably wear this dress as a coverup to the river, the lake and the beach this summer. Pig tails and cute sandals of any color will be all I need to make it work.