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The Belted Boyfriend (1 Dress, 3 Ways)


Hello everyone! For those of you who didn’t happen to catch yesterday’s post, I’m showing you how to rock this basic, blouse-style frock three completely different ways. Also, I’m using the same bag and ankle booties (see picture below) in each outfit. I was challenged by extremely strict (read: annoying) luggage allowances, forcing me to experiment with some creative layering.

Since this Old Navy dress is a light, silk-like material, meaning it doesn’t possess a lot of bulk, allowing me to fold it up and wear it like a blouse. I finished off the look with a bold tangerine jacket, chained belt and boyfriend jeans to give a stylish off-duty feel. Check in tomorrow to see the final of the three looks!





Zara Jacket (super similar) // Old Navy Dress (worn as a top) // Express Jeans // Italian Wool Hat (similar) // Segue Belt (similar) // Coccinelle Bag // Ankle Booties via PacSun (super similar) // Stella & Dot Valor Studs // ALDO Watch // Luxe Auctions Bracelet c/o // Nails: Trade Winds by Revlon

Shop these versatile styles for yourself with the options below:

Blouse-Style Dress: 1 // 2 // 3 (all under $20!)

Boxy Black Bag: 1 // 2 // 3

Black Ankle Booties: 1 // 2 // 3

As always, thank you for reading.



4 Responses

  1. Wait…I don’t understand where the bottom of the dress is!!! 🙂

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    • I tucked it under and up and belted over it. Very sneaky 🙂

      Xo Brenna

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