Having a selection of garments that can seamlessly take me from day to night is essential, as I often out and about right up until my evening plans. Especially when it comes to dresses, I try to look for pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on the time of day.
Be still my heart when this Jordane Bovary dress came into my life and allowed me to open my closet to endless pairings. The black and white print and the ruffles made this dress a piece I could style for both day or night. In fact, narrowing down the many ways I can wear this dress to only two looks was a challenge, but a fun one at that.
This first look might be one of my favorites to date because each piece tied together so well. For a day of strolling around Manhattan, my immediate go-to for ease and comfort is flats. These flats with the black and white contrast and tassel complemented the dress perfectly. During the warmer afternoon temperatures, I was able to get away with just a cape jacket on top, to show off more of the dress and a little skin. To top off my daytime look, I threw on a floppy hat and backpack to carry my daily essentials and allow myself to be hands-free.
As the sun set and temperatures dropped, it was time to prepare for the nighttime festivities ahead. I swapped my cape jacket for a fur-lined leather jacket to stay warm, along with fringe booties and a chain purse. To give my hair a fresh look for the evening as well, I created this updo with a beaded headband. Styled hair, a slight heel and the ruffled base of the dress peeking out from my jacket created a fun and flirty look for a night out in the city.
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