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Markdown Mondays: A Dress for Every Occasion

Markdown Mondays Blog Post Shopping Cuts

Markdown Mondays Collage 032717Happy 2nd week of Spring! As the weather finally starts to get warmer (fingers crossed!), and bundling up isn’t as important, it’s finally a great time to pull out my favorite wardrobe staples – dresses!

A dress is an outfit in and of itself – where oftentimes all you need to complete it is some jewelry, a pair of shoes and a coat (optional later on this season).

For today’s #MarkdownMondays style collage, I found 5 amazing dress options – from a simple fit-and-flare to a vegan leather A-Line to a summery fruit-print shirt dress – all perfect for any Spring-time occasion.

Check out my picks below:

  1. A vegan leather black dress never goes out of style. It’s classy and polished, and this short-sleeve A-Line version from Rebecca Taylor flatters most figure types – with its high waist and draping skirt. Pair it with a cute pair of sandals, pumps or flats for the office – or even converse sneakers or espadrilles for a cool weekend look.
  2. This Lace Trim Flare Dress by Ann Taylor in “coral blaze” is an absolute Spring wardrobe must-have. Its color is universally flattering – and feminine without being overly girly. You can pair it with a some nude heels or sandals, or a contrasting flat – for a myriad of looks.
  3. My personal favorite piece from this collage is this unique Chambray Trench Dress by Banana Republic. It looks like a trench but acts like a dress – how fun! Very flattering belted silhouette, the dress borrows the best qualities of the trench coat (put-together, professional yet feminine feel). and it comes in a light chambray fabric with a touch of elegance. Another must-have! You can pair it with some cute Josefinas velvet sneakers or a classic shoe silhouette – to change up the vibe. And on rainy yet warm days you’ll have everyone fooled into thinking you’re actually wearing a trench coat!
  4. As a Spring-to-Summer transition piece, this Fruit Salad Tunic Dress from Anthropologie fits the bill perfectly. As most fashionistas know, white doesn’t need to be reserved for Summer only – so rocking this piece in the Spring is perfect and unexpected. Fun & flirty both in the print and in silhouette, this is a great option for a Spring date with some espadrilles and jean jacket (or leather jacket if it’s still too cold for denim), and will be your go-to when Summer concerts and brunches roll around!
  5. As for a special-occasion/formal piece this Season, I love this L.K. Bennett Loena Print Dress. Its midi length and low v-cut in the front give it a combination of modesty and sexiness. The print is great for mixing with both dark & light colors – and the fabric makes it feel luxurious, with a full skirt & synched waist creating the perfect figure definition. And it’s almost 50% off its original price!

What is your favorite piece from this style digest? Would love to hear in the comments below! And as always, if you’d like to schedule a personalized session with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Dina - Image Consultant, Wardrobe Editor, Personal Shopper of Modnitsa Styling

  • Jen
    March 27, 2017

    Ooh that LK Bennett dress is gorgeous! I love the print and form!

  • Victoria Schneider
    March 27, 2017

    I really like that fruit dress from anthropologie! So fun and different. These are some great pick! Thanks for letting me in on your favorites:)
    Victoria Schneider – http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

  • March 27, 2017

    I am starting to get back into dresses! I love your picks for Spring. It is getting warmer and dresses always look casual chi (or dressy depending on the shoes!).

  • March 27, 2017

    These are all so cute, I love that Anthropologie Dress

  • March 27, 2017

    I totally need a great fit and flare dress. That Banana Republic chambray dress would be the perfect dress for spring. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

  • March 27, 2017

    Amazing picks for spring!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • March 27, 2017

    I love number 3. It’s such a versatile dress! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers, J

  • March 28, 2017

    I love all your selections! The anthropologie dress is so fun

  • March 28, 2017

    Thank you for the cool spring suggestions, where I stay, it’s always the hot season so these are are a long term investment for me:) I am literally lost for choice!

  • March 28, 2017

    obsessed with 2, 4, and 5! plus that bag ;D

    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

  • March 28, 2017

    I love that denim dress from Banana Republic! So cute xx

  • March 28, 2017

    That Banana chambray dress! Swoon!! I love Chambray. It feels timeless and classy and can be dressed up or down depending on accessories. As always, Dina, fantastic picks!

  • March 30, 2017

    I over all things chambray and that trench dress is just gorgeous!