The One With One Dress + Four Looks

The One With One Dress + Four Looks

Let me start by saying that the culmination of this post is purely accidental. Chalk it up to me having too many pieces of clothing laying all over my “office”. These pieces seemed to organically come together to create these different looks. But hey, I ain’t mad about it.

I love a good dress.  On a typical day, I have absolutely zero need for one, but it is nice to know that one is hanging in my closet if an “I need a dress” emergency strikes.  Since I don’t wear them often, I had no business buying this one. In the store I challenged myself to find a way to make this a functional piece in my closet.  When I say it lying among the pile of clothes, I was instantly inspired to “make it work” with the following items:

1) Chambray shirt
2) Basic black tee
3) My new favorite skirt

I know you are probably thinking, “she has lofty goals”, but just wait until you see it for yourself.  I honestly cannot decide which look is my favorite.  The dress can definitely stand on its own two legs, but there is something to be said by doing the unexpected with an item.  Putting your own spin on it is how you individualize your style all while utilizing multiple items in your wardrobe.

Here are the completed looks!  Each picture has the items linked in the caption. Shopping these links- even if you don’t buy that exact item- helps us keep Bestie Dressed going!

Chambray Shirt:


Chambray Shirt Wearing XXS

Knotted basic tee:


Basic Black Tee I knotted mine and am wearing an XXS

Skirt: DSC_1585-2The Most Adorable Skirt

I am wearing size XS in color Lavender.  It is a perfect fit.  It also comes in black and cream.

I challenge you to look in your closet, and see what items you can find that work well with each other.  I never would have ever considered putting a skirt over a dress, but here I am, doing it and loving it.  With one great dress and a few basic items, I have a variety of outfits!

Comment to let me know which one is your favorite!





  1. Ashley
    May 29, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    This is such a great idea!!

    • bestiedressed
      May 30, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you Ashley!!

  2. Jessica
    May 29, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    I love them all!! With the skirt might just be my fave

    • bestiedressed
      May 30, 2018 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you! It was so unexpected 🙂

  3. May 30, 2018 / 9:53 am

    This is so cute! I would have never thougjt to put a skIrt over it!!

    • bestiedressed
      May 30, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      It just came to me! LOL

  4. paige
    May 30, 2018 / 11:01 am

    ahh such a fun post! you are so creative in the four ways you styled the dress – and that floral print is so pretty on you <3 xx paige

    • bestiedressed
      May 30, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you for the kind words! We really appreciate it!

  5. May 30, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I love the pink skirt, and the earrings!

    • bestiedressed
      May 30, 2018 / 1:31 pm

      Thank you so much!

  6. May 31, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I LOL’d at “I need a dress” emergency! That happens to me more often than i’d care to admit 🙂

  7. May 31, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Great idea … especially for travel wardrobe.
    Love your blog … I started a blog with my BFF last fall and love seeing other great collaborations!

  8. May 31, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I adore this idea – so creative!

  9. Maya griffin
    May 31, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    This is seriosuly such a helpful post! It has great styling Ideas.

  10. May 31, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    love that dress–especially with the chambray!

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