Hello and happy Monday! For this week's Styled by RIRE, we'll each be styling our Navy Mock Neck Dress. We're loving the racer-back detail and it's versatility for work or play!
For this week's dress I paired it with a very sweet blush colored duster. I was honestly a little unsure about how this dress would fit on me, but was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it AND the duster after trying them on.
I really like this color combination; pairing neutral tones with different 'temperatures' is a really good way to describe how I usually dress. I also liked this outfit because it's wedding (or any other formal event) appropriate without being too fussy or uncomfortable. This would be nice to wear to an outdoor event too!
For jewelry, I paired it with a simple Silver Spoon necklace and a super comfortable pair of open-toed heeled booties. The only thing is if I was actually wearing this to a wedding, the shoes would definitely come off so I could dance, haha!
Staple dresses are always a great addition to your wardrobe because they are just that, a staple that can be styled many different ways. I love that this navy dress because it's perfect for a variety of occasions. Remember last week when I mentioned that I like to layer for fall? Well I decided to carry that over to this week in a different way.
I paired the dress with a neutral grey oversized sweater that has asymmetrical cut and a fun zipper detail. The dress features a mock neckline that shows through the sweaters v-neckline for a color contrast. Now you're probably thinking an oversized sweater over a shift dress would be somewhat bulky, but that is where the midsize braided faux leather belt comes into play. The belt cinches the waist and accentuates your feminine curves.
Accessorizing always takes any outfit to the next level. Because the overlapping of the mock neckline and v-neckline , I wanted to keep that area accessory free. However, I did add a wide brim fedora to tie in with the black belt to pull the whole look together. For the finishing touch, wear this ensemble with a cute pair of knee high boots for a casual outing.
I love fall because the chilly weather allows for some amazing layering. Layering is an easy way to look pulled together and super stylish! You don't have to go crazy if you're inexperienced with layering, a fun statement jacket will definitely suffice.
The vibrant blue dress makes for an easy professional look; however, I wanted to go for an edgy night out ensemble. I paired it with our new fringe faux suede jacket for a bit of a rocker look. The dress pairs nicely with the jacket without having to belt it. However, if you prefer a more structured look you can definitely add a belt. Or add a bit of definition by zipping up the fringe jacket. Elevate it by pushing up the sleeves too!
To balance out the edgy style, I put my hair in an easy (faux) milk braid style. Since the dress has a slight mock neck and there's quite a bit of detailing from the jacket, I opted for statement earrings! Is there ever too much fringe?! With my hair up it's easy to highlight the earrings. For shoes, I went with my trusty ankle booties. However, I would suggest this outfit with cute heels. The length and silhouette of this dress can cut off certain heights if there isn't a defined waist.
So from the office to happy hour, this dress won't disappoint. With the right layering pieces and accessories, it can easily go to date nights or girls night out as well! The brilliant blue will look great on man skin tones too!
I'm really loving how incredibly versatile our navy mock neck dress is for most season's year-round, whether you pair it with gladiator sandals for summer or tights and booties for the fall and winter. For this week's look, I styled this gorgeous blue dress with one of our soft cascading cardigans and on-trend bow mules.
I decided to go with a simple work-friendly outfit because I noticed a lot of ladies come into the store looking for work attire. When I used to work in the corporate world, I liked to look polished but also comfortable and not too over the top. After all, I was living that cubicle life! I love the way this dainty rose gold necklace pulled together the open space between the mock neckline and the open cardigan.
Fall in Sacramento is that time of year between boob sweat and frost bite. Or rather, either end of the spectrum. One morning we wake up and it feels like a crisp autumn morning, and the next morning its 80 degrees by 10 am. This makes layers a great option for your wardrobe, especially if you'll be out and about all day. This dress is the perfect base piece no matter what kind of "fall" weather you're experiencing. If you need to bundle up a tad more, I would pair this look with black tights and ankle booties instead of the mules.