My wardrobe consists of three main colors: black, gray, and white – with the occasional pop of dark green. I had been eyeing this dress for weeks, and had no clue why. It isn’t something I ever considered my taste or style. It has pops of neon, cut-outs, and its pattern is not only a far cry away from my traditional, classic taste, but is also a little more edgy than I am used to. I had a slightly difficult day a few days ago where I was being overly critical of myself, and decided there was no better time to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.
Turns out I was drawn to this dress for a reason. From the second I put it on in the fitting room, I instantly felt a boost of confidence and felt back to my usual self. I wore it this past weekend to Hopscotch Music Festival, and have since been dreaming up ways to transition this dress into fall. I can already see myself pairing it with tights and booties for the fall, or layering a chunky, cropped black sweater over top, to turn the look into a skirt. A dress that I originally thought was a silly one-time wear, may just be turning into my most favorite, versatile dress of the season. Who says classic has to be boring?
Photos by Ryan Sides