Dressed Up Dressed Down
One way to add interest to your outfits and create something that feels original and stylish is to juxtapose pieces that are more dressed up with others that are dressed down. It creates an unfussy, but intentional look that can translate well for multiple occasions or events without having to change.
We recently met friends for Sunday mass and coffee in Georgetown, at our favorite spot Grace Street Coffee, and I wanted to wear something that I could feel dressed for church, and also be comfortable to walk and care for my little girl.
I pulled out this amazing little babydoll dress I found at H&M in December. It's a sheer black swiss dot material with a poet sleeve and ruffled hem. It could easily be dressed up even more with heels, sparkly jewelry and a bold lip, but I dressed it down with my ankle booties, leather jacket, and thick grey knit scarf.
For jewelry, I went for minimal gold pieces that felt modern, but simple. This was so easy to throw on, I just might wear it next Sunday too! Do you have a go-to outfit for dressed up dressed down occasions?