You can take the girl out of the festival, but you can’t take the festival out of the girl. That killer capsule wardrobe you pulled together for your stint at the main stage? Yup — you can still rock it long after the encore. Carefree summer days were practically made for all of your favorite festival chic pieces (though you may want to leave the face paint and over-the-top headpieces behind), so don’t pack ’em away just yet. With a few simple styling tricks, you can make even your most boho style essentials feel downright refined. This week’s Style Resolutions is showing you three anything-but-bohemian ways to style a peasant dress — from the office to off-duty chillin’, this easy-breezy number has major #OOTD potential.
How to Style a Peasant Dress for Work
Unless your office is pretty relaxed on the work wear front, a peasant dress is likely a little too casual for your nine-to-five. Break out of your snoozy button-down routine by swapping out your tried-and-true collared shirt for a swingy festival dress. Tucked into a pair of tailored jacquard trousers (or you can totally do the dress-over-pants thing) and paired with a chic tie-waist blazer and suede mules, it turns into an elegant on-duty staple that will up your style cred with your daytime crew.
Wilfred Verger Dress ($150) + Mango Jacquard Suit Trousers ($80), Zara Belted Blazer ($150), Mounser Aurora Asymmetric Necklace in Gold ($250), Vince Camuto Jevan Mule ($119), Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Blakely Leather Satchel ($378), Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color ($52)
How to Style a Peasant Dress for a Night Out
Boho dresses don’t exactly scream GNO, but trust us — when paired with the right add-ons, they’re prime candidates for after-hours shenanigans. For drinks downtown or a gallery opening, try layering it under a silvery leather mini skirt with major It-girl appeal. The thin, airy fabric of the dress will slip underneath easily, so you can avoid bulky layers. A statement blazer adds an element of sophistication and fashion-forward polish, while accessories like a geometric clutch, a statement earcuff and glitzy heels will take your look to the next level.
Wilfred Verger Dress ($150) + Topshop Metallic Leather Mini Skirt ($180), Ivory & Chain Neketa Bell Sleeve Blazer ($75), Zara Gem Bird Earcuff ($20), Handle Drop Aquamarine Cocktail Party Shoulder Bag ($267), Diane Von Furstenberg Geometric Ring ($88), Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette ($58), Miss KG Emelie Black High Heel Sandals ($140)
How to Style a Peasant Dress for the Weekend
Free-wheelin’ frock or badass beach coverup? It’s your choice. Consider your peasant dress a wear-anywhere alternative to your typical beach-day attire. Pop it over a colorful bikini, then proceed to style with futuristic shades, streamlined jewelry and studded sandals for a seaside-ready getup that reads cool girl in training. Windswept tresses are 100% encouraged.
Wilfred Verger Dress ($150) + Boys + Arrows Margot the Mess Top ($110) and Shifty Sherman Pant ($110), Louise et Cie Bonnie Studded Sandal ($119), Quay Australia Zig Sunglasses ($55), Madewell Maslo Age Bracelet ($28), Aaks Manni Canary ($254), Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray ($24)
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