- Dress: Ann Taylor Loft, lengthened by me
- Obi belt: from another dress
- Patterned wedges: Kenneth Cole, via DSW
- Necklace: Figs and Ginger, Mothers Day gift
An extra look from the weekend, making a delayed appearance…
The last time I blogged this dress, it was a solid — and extremely comfortable — gray. Since then, I decided that I would get more wear out of it if I lengthened it a tad to make it more amenable to biking and sitting on the floor with my toddler. I had another jersey dress in my donate pile that thankfully had a similar skirt fullness, so I just cut off a good wide band from the purple dress and stitched it on to the bottom of my gray dress. As an added bonus, I get to claim that I’m participating in the world of color blocking.
And here is my super secret tip for making all jersey outfits feel more polished: accessorize or layer with a non-jersey fabric. Here, a raw silk obi helps elevate an otherwise shapeless and relatively plain dress. But adding a silk or woven cotton scarf, throwing on a structured jacket, or topping everything off with a woven vest could have a similar effect. I am all for as much jersey as possible, but sometimes, when I need that extra bit of put-togetherness, a non-jersey accessory offers a simple solution without compromising comfort. How do you dress up your jersey?