Dress (Forever 21) | Vest (Marshalls) | Belt (H&M) | Rocket Dog boots (c/o Marshalls) | Watch (c/o Timex)
Tights (Marshalls) | Steve Madden sunglasses (c/o Marshalls) | Clutch & Necklace (Target) | Bracelet (c/o Versona Accessories)
First, let me start off by saying that absolutely nothing that I'm wearing in these photos is new. Despite what some might think, I don't shop ALL the time (in fact, I'm skipping Black Friday sales right now to put this post together). I went into my closet and threw this look together the day after Thanksgiving. One of my goals for the long holiday weekend is to clean out my drawers and closet, which usually means me playing around with putting different looks together.
I don't know about you, but I get tired of wearing the same pieces the same way. Take this dress for instance. I usually wear it with purplish tights and black, high-heeled knee boots. I don't think I've worn it any other way since I bought it in Vegas last October, which is crazy since there's so much potential with this dress. But this time, I knew that I wanted to mix it up and go for a more casual look. I was thinking comfort just in case I did decide to do a little shopping later. This time, I couldn't decide if I wanted to wear it with these cowboy-esque boots or with my black riding boots. I decided to go with these brown boots to really play up how you can mix neutral colors.
I remember one time I wore black and brown together and a coworker scolded me for mixing the two colors. *looks coworker up and down* Excuse me? Am I really supposed to be taking fashion advice from you? *struts off* Ok, it didn't really go down like that, but I did tell her that you can always mix neutral colors and to stop thinking so matchy-matchy. I added this olive vest to the look, because olive is also another great neutral that many people don't think of. So, when you're out shopping or looking through your closet, remember this: neutral isn't just black, white, brown, and grey anymore. If a color looks good with every other color you can think of, it's should be treated as a neutral color (also see animal print).