You know those pieces in your wardrobe that would attract attention if you wore them two days in a row? You know, those pieces that prompt strangers to compliment you every time you wear them? Yes, those! I love statement pieces, and I believe that no closet is complete without them. Of course, when versatility and wearability are a priority, it might seem more prudent to opt for basics. But, signature pieces can offer versatility and wearability too. Here’s what I do to ensure I get both.
Anthropologie dress (old)
1. Opt for silhouettes that flatter
Dressing to flatter your figure might seem like a no-brainer, but trends can sometimes push us to experiment with silhouettes that look okay but aren’t the most flattering. For me, items with a midi length or culotte cut aren’t my best looks. When I choose statement pieces I want to wear often, then, I opt for details like a maxi length or a halter neckline because I feel fabulous when wearing both, and hence do so often.
2. Opt for colors and prints you feel connected to
I like to experiment with colors and prints, but over the years, I’ve developed a fondness of some over others. I think we all have those colors and prints we feel a strong connection to, regardless of trends or seasons. When I choose standout pieces, I look for colors and prints that evoke positive feelings.
3. Opt for items that work for different occasions
I love to restyle an item, but for those statement pieces that ought to be worn as is, I strive for versatility and wearability in other ways. Take today’s featured maxi dress for example, I would never belt or layer with this beauty. I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of it (and will continue to) by wearing it on all sorts of occasions. I’ve worn it to a fashion show, a fancy summer party, Sunday brunch, and on a tropical vacation.
Location: Moto Wall, Midtown, St. Louis
See this dress worn before here.
There was a Zara dress that you posted before whose print was amazing. Could you do a post styling that please?
I’d be happy to do that, Clara! Would you describe the dress? Was it the dot dress or the color blocked style or something else? Let me know.
Hey. I have looked online but can’t find it. It was on a post you did this year that featured this beautiful dress
Hmmm…I can’t think of it, Clara. If you figure out any other details, let me know. I’d be happy to help you locate it.