Outfit: Uniqlo t-shirt dress (similar here)
I have this boring black t-shirt dress. It's .... how should I describe it?....rather meh. Sorry, that's the best I can come up with because it's that bad. I bought it from Uniqlo in a moment of madness. I went through a phase where I was gripped by an all consuming lust for t-shirt dresses. Once the hunger has been satiated, I was left with a pile of them. Rather alarming really. The same thing in different colors.
The other day, just as I was going to toss it into my nearly-new-but-utterly-undesirable pile of clothes to be delivered to the nearest charity shop, I decided to rescue the dress and see if I can revive it. Since I'm rather petite, anything that touches my knees without a more structured waistline makes me look like the middle aged women in a Greek village who favor the traditional black frumpy dress.
So let's start with the dress. Add a leopard print belt and shimmy it down a little. Just let it hang loosely on the hips. Next pull the fabric up to shorten it in order to show more legs. Yeah, baby. Now we're talking. I'm 38 not 68 so let's go with my super duper The Kooples hidden wedge sneakers for a more contemporary look. More importantly, they add a much needed 3 inches to my height. I totally dig the idea of being on eye level with friends instead of staring at their armpits when we're chatting.
Outfit: Uniqlo t-shirt dress (similar here), Zara leopard print belt (similar here), The Kooples trainers (similar here or here), Etoile Isabel Marant utility jacket (similar here or here)
Lastly, let's throw on my current favorite outerwear - Etoile Isabel Marant utility jacket. It's been hot/cold/wet/warm/freezing. It's as if the weather is suffering from a bad case of PMS and need a strong dose of evening primrose oil. Roll up the sleeves and push them back to get a more fitted look. Et voilà. The final result.
Below are 5 other ways of jazzing up the t-shirt dress to suit different styles and occasions. Doing this exercise has proved to me just how versatile a simple t-shirt dress can be. I can easily think up another 5 different ways of wearing it but I decided to stick to what's only available in my wardrobe.