Hello, everyone! Did you spend your weekend shopping? Or decorating? Ah, the life of a lady at the holidays, right? Today I am showing how to take a simple red shift dress and style it for the holidays–or anytime.
This is an inexpensive red shift dress from Old Navy. I really liked the print, called holiday floral, and ordered it online. Here is the basic dress:
I added a gold chain necklace and earrings, a gold clutch, and my tan kitten heels. I thought the red shift style looked pretty cute, but just needed something. I liked the cheery print, so I was determined to make it work somehow. Take a look at some other views–what do you think?
I thought it was slightly cute, but then had an idea. I took the cream wrap I was carrying and turned it into a belt!
It immediately gave the basic red shift some shape! Now, this is a pretty old wrap; I tend to hang on to some of those old pieces and I bet you have something like it in your closet or dresser drawer. Or a long scarf can also make a great impromptu belt and dress up a plain dress.
The loose shift shape didn’t seem to do anything for my straight figure, but just adding a belt gave the dress some definition.
So, I took a basic red shift dress that cost around $21, some basic accessories that I already have, and now have a holiday dress! It came in handy this past weekend for an event that I attended and I felt totally put together! You can, too! (And there are several prints in this style on sale at Old Navy.)
On a side note, I was happily surprised that my foot actually fit into this shoe. I still can’t go very far or wear a shoe like this for long, but at least I could get in the door and make a good impression before I had to take off my shoes! Haha!
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