Saying Yes To The Tiered Dress Trend

The tiered dress is expected to dominate spring and summer 2020. Who doesn’t love a pretty frock? I’m so excited that these dresses will be popular because we’re going to have tons of affordable options. Today’s featured off-the-shoulder, tiered dress, for example, retails for under $35!

tiered dress trend

What I’m wearing:

Dress (under $35) | Belt bag | Boots (similar, similar)

Kendra Scott earrings | YSL sunglasses | Pat McGrath ‘Elson’ lipstick

tiered dress trend

My dress is a stunning, off-the-shoulder style. Don’t like to show your shoulders? No worries, the dress can be worn on the shoulders as well because the top is elasticized.

tiered dress trend

This dress is all about volume! It has 3/4 length balloon sleeve, an oversized silhouette, and a ruffled tier at the bottom. The fit is huge. So, I sized down to an extra small (usually a size small at this retailer).

tiered dress trend

To tone down some of the volume and add a little flavor, I wore my Gucci super mini with the dress. It cinched the look together.

Since this is an off-the-shoulder style, I wanted to let the top of the dress shine on its own. So, I’m wearing earrings only. This fabulous drop style is by Kendra Scott.

You know how much I love to juxtapose different styles. The combination, then, of an edgy combat boot with a pretty dress excites my style sensibilities. This pairing is a popular choice, and I’m so here for it.

Want to see more ways to rock the tiered dress trend? Check out this post for fall/winter inspiration and this post for a summery look.

Simple 2020 Style Goals Shaping My Look This Year

Happy New Year, my stylish friends! I’m slowly making my way back from an unplanned, extended break. I had several reflection posts planned for the end of the year because 2019 was a huge year for Economy of Style. I have you to thank for those successes.

But, 2019 was also the most traumatic year as well, and that trauma has literally shut things down. My mom died suddenly two days before Christmas, and that loss has been so painful that I needed a moment to catch my breath and imagine a happy life without her. It’s a work in progress.

Today, I just wanted to check in. To jumpstart our discussions about style, I thought it would be cool to share my style goals for the year. 2020 fashion is bringing it, and I’m truly excited about a lot of it.

2020 Style Goals

1. Be mindful about the trends I embrace. 2020 favorites include statement sleeves, suiting up my way, button-ups worn with everything, tiered dresses, and collarbone-flaunting styles. A dedicated trends post is on the horizon.

2. Incorporate more black and white styles in memory of my mom. She loved wearing black and white.

3. Be more discerning with print selections. I love bold prints, but I also get bored with them quickly.

4. Get excited about styling solid colors, from bold hues to non-boring nudes.

5. Curate a comfy-chic travel style (relying on athleisure staples) to stylishly meet my travel demands this year.

6. Sharpen beauty skills to better align with style expertise.

7. Represent my style everywhere I go. Everywhere.

What’s your style plan for the new year?

P.S.:These images were taken at Hotel RL in St. Louis. Want outfit details? What I’m wearing: Zara dress (sold out), Naturalizer Hollace booties (similar), circle earrings (similar), initial necklace.

The Best Sweater Dresses To Stay Cozy And Chic

If you caught my post on sweatshirt dresses (see it here), you already know that I love cozy, warm, yet chic one pieces this fall and winter. Sweater weather calls for comfy styles, right? Talking about sweater weather, that doesn’t only apply to sweaters but their dress counterparts as well. I’m sharing how I’m wearing one of my all-time favorite sweater dresses today. I’ve also rounded up some fabulous, affordable options at the end of the post.

sweater dresses

What I’m wearing:

Express sweater dress (option, option, option) | Stuart Weitzman Booties (similar)

Earrings | Watch (similar, similar)

sweater dresses

So, my dress is an oldie from Express (see it worn 2 years ago here). It has a striking mauve color, but of course, the option to wear it off the shoulder is the detail I love most. I usually wear it with my burgundy suede booties. The color combination is pretty.

sweater dresses

I wore this dress recently to photograph a social media campaign. By the way, if you don’t follow me on my social channels, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the Beauty Brands discount I shared in that campaign. Get this. You can get 20% off any salon & spa service at Beauty Brands through 12/27. Grab the coupon here.

I’ve been getting my gel manicures done at Beauty Brands. This blue is a new OPI color. See another color I’m loving in this post.

Location: The Sweet Divine, St. Louis

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Voluminous Dresses For Easy, Effortless Holiday Style

Go big or go home! Volume is having a major moment in fashion this year. From huge statement sleeves to oversized silhouettes, the bigger, the better. One trend that has particularly caught my eye is the voluminous tiered dress. I’ve added so many options to my Zara cart, but this green number was a must-have among all the voluminous dresses.

voluminous dresses

What I’m wearing:

Dress | Trench coat | Booties | Earrings | Watch (similar, similar)

voluminous dresses

My voluminous taffeta dress is from Zara. For reference, I’m wearing a size medium. I was instantly drawn to its “Bottle Green” color. The additional details, like its elbow-length balloon sleeves, v-neck, and asymmetric hem, sealed the deal for me though.

voluminous dresses

For an event recently (see an on-the-scene photo here), I wore my dress with a classic trench. This coat was an ideal topper because its golden beige hue complements the green well. The trench is also just the right length paired with the short dress.

I was attending a Kendra Scott event, so I thought it was fitting to rock my newest Kendra Scott earrings–the open Elle with crystals. Talking about size, I used to prefer the biggest Kendra Scott earrings, but since cutting my hair, I no longer like the look of larger earrings on me. If you like a more statement-making earring, this style is also available on the Danielle size.

How could I forget to mention that my favorite thing about voluminous dresses is how easy and effortless they wear. It’s like wearing a sack but making it fashion. Okay, that was a tad much, but you get what I mean. Needless to say this kind of silhouette is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

Location: Lola Jean’s giveback coffee, St. Louis

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Styling My Thakoon For Target Dress

The Thakoon for Target collection initially launched in mid-winter 2008. Somehow, I didn’t shop it back then. It took one look at the super chic, batik print styles in the newly-released anniversary collection, though, for me to be smitten with it. The only question? Do I get the blue batik print Target dress or the black one?

Target dress

What I’m wearing:

Dress | Belt | Pumps c/o | Bag | Anklet c/o | Hoops (similar)

Target dress

This printastic collection is by designer Thakoon Panichgul. The prints throughout this anniversary collection offer a sophisticated, polished way to dabble in fall’s tie dye trend.

Target dress

The shirtdress I’m wearing was a no brainer for me. It has a hidden button front and 3/4 length sleeves. It has an oversized A-line silhouette and comes with a self-tie belt to cinch the waist. And, yes, it has pockets!!

For styling, I simply swapped the belt with my Gucci belt, threw on some pumps, and I was out the door. I’m looking forward to restyling this dress as well. I think it can work well as a lightweight jacket by simply opening the front. Doing so will make this a fabulous fall companion. As a topper, the dress can be worn over pants or over another dress. I’m getting excited just thinking about the possibilities.

Seriously, this dress might be the best $38 I’ve ever spent in Target. For reference, I’m wearing it in a size small.