ModCloth's Uniquely You Campaign by vivi-i featuring gold jewelry
Modcloth, the very popular vintage online store, recently invited me to join their Uniquely You campaign. I was provided with a link to an item that I would style using pieces currently sold on their site. The item - The Story of Citrus Dress in Black.
This dress has a retro feel so my goal was to bring it into the modern times; knock out the retro-ness of the dress, so to speak. My first styling choice was to do a complete monochrome look. But I quickly decided that wasn't the best direction. Instead, I would use pops of color - and by that I mean use neutral colors as the 'pop' - to give the dress some character. The neutral colors in this look are black/white stripes, cognac, and gold.
I honestly didn't create a story or a theme to inspire me towards finalizing this look. I just envision myself with the dress in my possession and thought, "How would I style this dress for me?" Now looking at the finished styling, I can see that the dress is versatile enough to wear during the day (Swap the strappy heels with a pair of black pointy heels), at night (keep the strappy heels), and even on a weekend (Again, swap the strappy heels with a pair of flats or wedges).
The best part about this dress, and really majority of ModCloth's dresses, is that it comes in both straight and plus sizes. That's pretty awesome. Check out more cute dresses from ModCloth here.