A Patterned Summer Dress Styled Two Ways w/ Eccentric Owl

Outfit: patterned summer dress, light wash denim vest, gold polka dot scarf, beige belt, sunglasses, green hair, nude kitten heels

There’s an unspoken rule that if two or more friends own a similar article of clothing that they must wear them at the same time. Who am I to break a rule like that?

My friend in question is Kristina of Eccentric Owl and the article of clothing are some very similar boho style dresses. Both feature a similar gray/blue pattern and are made for warm breezes and summer days.

So if you’ve got a dress like this, too, then get ready for a double dose of outfit inspiration from the both of us!

Outfit: patterned summer dress, light wash denim vest, gold polka dot scarf, beige belt, sunglasses, green hair Outfit: patterned summer dress, light wash denim vest, gold polka dot scarf, beige belt, sunglasses, green hair, nude kitten heels outfit details: light blue/teal oversized round sunglasses

This is how my outfit came together! Since “bohemian” is not a style I naturally lean towards, I wanted to challenge myself to add some edge to this dress.

I achieved that by belting it to give it shape and adding a cropped denim vest (which you might recognize from my previous thrift haul video) over the top. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again but denim is perfect at taking something dressy and making it casual. It worked perfectly with this outfit and took it from being ordinary to something special!

A scarf may not work with everyones weather but it turned out all right for me. This outfit works fine without it but I like the bit of visual interest it adds. I’ll jump at any chance to do some pattern mixing, no matter how small.

Outfit: patterned summer dress, light wash denim vest, gold polka dot scarf, beige belt, sunglasses, green hair Outfit details: patterned summer dress, light wash denim vest, gold polka dot scarf, beige belt Outfit: patterned summer dress, light wash denim vest, gold polka dot scarf, beige belt, sunglasses, green hair, nude kitten heels outfit details: blue/gray/brown patterned boho summer dress and nude kitten heels

I hope you dig this outfit as much as me and that this post encourages you try something that you might not ordinarily think matches your personal style.

The fun is not over yet, head over to Eccentric Owl to see what Kristina did to make her dress look one of a kind. I’m just gonna tell you already that it is magical and puts my outfit to shame.

Thanks for taking the time to view our posts. Go out and conquer the week.. or at least your closet. 😉

kristina-wearing-eccentric-owl-outfit

Outfit details: gold polka dot scarf, beige belt, sunglasses, green hair outfit-details-imageThrifted dress, vest, belt, and shoes, approx. $6 total
Mooncats polka dot scarf, c/o
Shop-ko sunglasses, gift
NYX butter lipstick in BLS17

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  • I love it that you and your friend styled the same look. It’s always fun to see how people put their personal stamp on things! Have a great week xx

    http://www.madame-ostrich.com

    • I couldn’t agree more. Thanks, Christine!

  • I love this! And it’s crazy how similar these patterns are, too! I wish mine was sleeveless, although it doesn’t really matter since I’m giving it to a friend whose style is 100% bohemian. It was so fun to style this with you!

    • It’s funny because I wish mine HAD sleeves. We always want what we don’t have. haha Thanks, Kristina! I had fun too. 🙂

  • Liv

    Love the denim vest.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  • Anna Martin

    This is super cute. The denim vest is perfect! <3

    – Anna

    http://www.melodicthriftychic.com

  • Noelle

    That is just the right amount of edge. I can totally see your style footprint at work!

    http://www.theclassyjunk.blogspot.com

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