Day to Night Dress Series: Pleats Edition

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I am so excited to announce a new series that will be taking over The Sol Compass on Mondays during the spring and summer – the Day to Night Dress Series!

As May came and the weather (finally) started to warm up in Massachusetts, and I brought all of my beloved dresses out of storage, I was thinking about previous summers and dress seasons, and realized how much I loved styling my dresses for the current trends and seasons.  One of the (many) things that I adore about warmer weather, is you don’t have to change your clothes nearly as frequently as you may during the dead of winter.  For example, a dress can easily go from work to happy hour with a quick accessory swap, or from a brunch with girlfriends to a date night with a change of shoes.  I know my friends and I are totally guilty of this, because everyone wants to go straight from work to the nearest rooftop bar or sidewalk cafe to maximize on the sunlight hours, that we never want to go home and change before going out.  Plus, I have no qualms about going out for dinner or a date in a dress, but dress pants?  Yeah not so much.

With this new series, I’m hoping to share some of my ideas on how to take a dress from day to night with all of you, and also how to style some of your old summer dresses that you just can’t bear to part with to be on point with the latest trends.

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I love this outfit for a brunch date with girlfriends, or a Saturday afternoon strolling a flea market. I tend to gravitate towards brighter colors, but I do love pairing whites and neutrals with pastels for a light and airy daytime look
Outfit Details – Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Jacket: LOFT |  Hat: BP | Watch: Fossil | Necklace: Bauble Bar | Bag: Urban Outfitters (also love this one) | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Lips: Too Faced “Spice Spice Baby”

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By switching out the denim jacket and sandals for a blazer and some closed-toe heels, this dress is all of a sudden ready for a nice dinner date.  I added in my monogram necklace and a structured purse to really keep the look polished and sophisticated. (Though my flipped up collar doesn’t exactly scream “I have my life together”… Oh well.  You can’t win ’em all).

Outfit Details – Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Blazer: Talbots (old, similar here) | Heels: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Necklace: Monogram Online | Earrings: Kate Spade New York | Watch: Fossil | Purse: Tommy Hilfiger (old, similar here) | Lips: Too Faced “Spice Spice Baby”

I’m so excited about this new series, and I hope you all are too! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Have a wonderful week!

xo, C

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