A crepe knit navy tank dress is the star of the show this week as I share how I make pieces in my wardrobe serve me well in any part of my lifestyle. Today, I am ready for a holiday cookout and fireworks.
Styling tips help me wear my basics to my advantage. Popping collars up, rolling or pushing up sleeves, half-tucking a blouse, or tying it at just the right spot can make all the difference. Here, I’ve added a lightweight, almost sheer white Portofino blouse from Express, sandals by Ralph Lauren from last year, and a no-name little red bag I purchased in a gift shop.
I always stress the importance of proportion. If I tied the blouse at my natural waistline, I would have drawn attention to how big it is. I would rather leave the waistline a mystery. I tied the blouse so that the knot is at the smallest part of my torso under the bust. The empire waistline I have created here is flattering on anyone who wants to draw attention away from the tummy area.
I hope you are enjoying this series. It continues tomorrow as I create an even more casual look using this same dress.