Keeping it basic: Layer a black midi dress with denim vest
We're keeping it basic today. I'm talking about wearing a simple black midi dress (that I found for $9 at a local drugstore????) What. I thought they filled prescriptions and stuff....anyways...I spruced up the dress by layering it with denim... Yes, layering is a huge secret of mine that I use to take an outfit from blah to ooh-la-la! Cheesy, right?! But seriously...it works.
For this outfit, I chose to layer it with a denim vest (that I found on the sale rack at Forever 21 for $7). This vest is a bit oversized, so I honestly could have gone down a size (or two), but I do like the oversized look at times, so I went with it :)
To make sure my waist didn't disappear (since the vest was a bit big), I added a belt around the vest to really try to recreate that hourglass figure I had lost. It's all about proportions, people. Now I've told you two of my best-kept secrets :)
I paired it with these adorable mules that are seriously my favorite. I wear them ALL the time, and they go with literally everything. I got them at DSW for $49. You will notice, a lot of times I tend to spend a tad more on shoes, and pair them with VERY affordable clothing. I feel like splurging a bit on shoes can really make an outfit come together. Anyone else feel me on this??!
This brown faux leather purse I got at Marshall's for $20. I took the chain off and just held it for this look, but it also comes with a a gold chain and leather strap-both detachable. Yaasss!
I can't remember honestly where I got the belt (it was a long time ago), but for every item I cannot give you a direct link to, I will link similar items. Here's how you can shop this look below!
Hope y'all have a lovely week! Happy Monday!