Style hacks are awesome, and they’re only made better when they come from our fave celebs. Sometimes, they seem so surprisingly simple and yet somehow so genius that we wonder why we didn’t think of them ourselves. (See: Blake Lively’s hi-lo hoodie combo, Olivia Wilde’s cheap t-shirt hack or bandanas as jewelry.)
Karlie Kloss, one of the most down-to-earth models out there, just wore an outfit that fits the trend of celebs bucking fancy styled outfits for real-girl looks — she paired a simple, plain white tank and sneakers with one of the fanciest cocktail dresses ever for a totally new spin on daytime dressing. You’ll need some time to experiment with the tanks and dresses you already have to find the right combo for you, but it’s totally easy to do with things already hanging in your closet.
Here’s a way to get extra mileage out of a dress that might be a little too revealing for the office — pair it with the white tank of your choice. The tank widens the “straps” of the dress, making it more appropriate for an office environment, and can be removed after work easily for a night out with your friends. A pretty poppy-colored bag, neutral heeled sandals and some colored jewelry all complement the bright, beautiful yellow of the dress.
If you’re ready to be as daring as Karlie, go for it with a sequined dress like this one. The halter neck is a surefire way to line up the seams of the tank with the dress so it’s all party in the front with a little bit of business in the back. Adding the cotton tank not only covers more of you, but the casual fabric also helps tie in the sneakers, making a seemingly out-there outfit super cohesive. A bright tote for all your girlboss business tops it all off.
Calling all real-world gals who have to go straight to date night from the office — this one’s for you. A totally not work-appropriate cutout, spaghetti-strap dress becomes ladylike with a white tank underneath; notice-me accessories help amp up the outfit after hours.
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