Simple Updates for a Basic Knit Summer Dress

I have accumulated many lightweight knit summer dresses and I have grown bored with several of them. I sometimes, however, too quickly decide to get rid of items from my closet. So, I plan to try to restore my fondness for a couple knit dresses that are on the chopping block.

One of the two dresses will be featured today. It is a simple, navy, knit dress with elastic at the waist that creates a blouson effect and an A-line skirt. I believe it came with a self-tie belt.

I purchased the dress on clearance last summer and have rarely worn it because it is a bit of a snooze on me. So, in attempt to jazz up the dress, I added a watercolor floral print scarf as a belt. Tan espadrille wedges and a straw fedora add finishing touches.

Scarf—The Limited
Shoes—BCBG Paris via DSW


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  1. Anonymous
    June 16, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Very cute. I really need a navy dress in my life. Oh and your hair is looking particularly fab as well!

  2. June 16, 2011 / 6:43 pm

    Love your updates, accessories are the shizz, they really can transform just about anything! Love what you did here.

  3. June 16, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    I really need to start using my scraves as belts, love how it updates. In fact, I hope I remember to do this for a pretty yellow dress I have that needs a pretty belt.

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  5. June 16, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    You look amazing!WOW!
    I love love love your hair too!!!

  6. June 16, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    Snooze, in what land? That dress is summertime perfection done both ways! It is truly fabulous once you added the accessories. Listen, you can send them off to your sistren in NJ when you get really bored with them!

  7. June 22, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    Thanks so much @Anonymous!

    @Andi: Don't they though? Thanks!

    @Sing: Definitely. I have so many scarves now that it is imperative I start making them work in multiple ways…as belts, necklaces, and anything else…

    @Kish: Thank ya!

    @Amina: Thanks, Amina! I am really enjoying the short cut.

    @Minister of Style: Ha! I don't know what I was thinking putting this one on the chopping block. Glad it made a comeback 🙂