Mix and Match to Expand Wardrobe

Don’t you just love when you stumble upon a new way to wear items that have been hiding away in your closet?

I’ve owned a black and cream textured, cowl neck, knit dress since 2009.  It’s a fabulous dress for work, but I haven’t been wearing it, and even considered donating it.  Today, I’m attempting to renew my interest in this dress by wearing it in a more interesting way.

What better way to spruce up a basic dress than adding a clashing print and splashes of color for a little edge?  By the way, the Old Navy printed pullover crew neck sweater was such amazing addition to my wardrobe.

Want to see the dress without the sweater?  Visit Looking Back, Looking Forward.

Clashing prints up close

MK down coat and rain boots are crucial for this snow day.

Dress—Willi Smith via TJ Maxx
Sweater—Old Navy (dalmatian print pullover)
Belt—Banana Republic
Boots—Cole Haan via Marshalls
Bag—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Nordstrom
Coat—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Marshalls

Happy Valentine’s Day!

More Outfits with the Old Navy Dalmation Print Pullover:

Hello Yellow 
Holiday Party Style
Friday in Seattle
Dots on Dots


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  1. February 15, 2012 / 12:19 am

    Love the way you renewed the dress.

  2. February 15, 2012 / 7:51 am

    Nice outfit… a dress worth keeping … perfect choice of the belt…

  3. February 15, 2012 / 12:10 pm

    I love this outfit! Would never have thought to do that myself but it looks fantastic!

    I will keep this in mind for when it gets cooler here 🙂