today, we’re continuing on with our new series now & then. the idea is simple: all this week, i’m showing you how i styled the same spring outfit again this fall. we got lots of positive feedback as i think most of us are looking to reuse some of our favorite outfits. in case you missed it, yesterday was our first installment, and i showed you how to wear a khaki jumpsuit in both spring and fall. we’ve got a fun one for you today. i dug into my Instagram archives and found a denim shift dress i wore on a Caribbean cruise a few years ago. turns out that that same dress works beautifully for fall. so here’s how i wore a denim dress this spring & fall.
a warm-weather getaway comes just in time as our temps have been chil-ly this past week! guess who won’t mind a warm island breeze or two? and while there will be lots of fun in the sun onboard the ship and our port stops – st. johns, tortola, and nassau, i honestly had to stop and think, “what do i wear on a cruise?” days at sea are filled with a variety of activities from art auctions to hanging out on the open deck enjoying the ocean waves. so lightweight mix and match attire came to mind – shorts, lightweight pants, tees, and skirts make up the bulk of my attire with several formal outfits geared towards cocktails and dinner. although the dress code on most evenings is fairly relaxed, there’s between one to four semi-formal occasions headed our way. otherwise, cool and comfortable is the key.
so how do we transition something as simple as a shift dress into fall? on the face of it, there’s not much you can do to shift a shift dress. but in reality, it’s all about accessories ladies—bags, shoes, and jewelry. we all love accessories, no doubt. but sometimes their importance is overlooked. accessories are going to take that old dress that’s been collecting dust and breath new life into it. if you compare and contrast my two looks, you’ll see that something as simple as an open toe bootie totally changes the dynamic of the dress. add a new bag and a statement necklace and you’re ready to take fall on head-on.