I’ve had this dress in my closet for over a year and this is officially the first time I’ve worn it. I loved the shape of it and the bow neckline when I bought it but, unfortunately, those were the things that left me confused when it came to styling the dress. I finally decided to just go for it, belting it and layering it under a cardigan. Even though this isn’t my favorite look in the world, it’s given me some hope for styling this dress again in the future.
Since starting college, I’ve found my shopping for clothes has come to a screeching halt (which is a very good thing). Instead, I’ve been experimenting with things like this dress that I’ve never worn and finding new ways to wear old things. This has been a very valuable lesson for me since, as my boyfriend pointed out the other day, I could probably wear something new every day for a year and still not make it through all my clothes (a little bit of an exaggeration, but he makes a good point). Even though I miss trying out new trends and shopping for new favorites, it’s definitely important to be able to work with what you have.