BY: COLETTE KILLWORTH
As a college student, the key to budget-friendly fashion is to find diverse, staple pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways. Everyone knows and loves a simple white blouse, a go-to pair of sunglasses and a little black dress. But for this instance, scratch the LBD and say hello to the LPD (little pink dress) and the three different ways I decided to style it. My LPD is the Wayf Crepe Shift Dress from Nordstrom. It’s adorable in its simple, t-shirt style which thankfully flatters a wide range of body shapes. When styling minimalist pieces, the whole look is based off of the accessories you choose to pair it with, determining whether you’re going for a classic, casual or fancy look.
We all know and love the reemergence of the beloved 90’s grunge style. So for outfit number one, I paired my LPD with a classic boyfriend denim jacket from Brandy Melville, similar here. We love the boyfriend style because it flatters every body shape and adds an extra sense of comfort and utility. To complete this classic fall look, I decided to wear my favorite Steve Madden boots. This outfit is perfect for any weekend plans you have this season!
For a more feminine, sophisticated look, outfit number two features an oversized navy blazer (super cheap from Forever 21, ladies!). The LPD paired with such a classic statement piece instantly takes the outfit from casual to business casual. Aiming to keep this look at business casual, I threw on my favorite ankle-strap sandals, similar here, which is a great way to transition a summer staple to a fall staple (at least here in Southern California where sandals are still acceptable in fall).
For outfit number three, I took this LPD from casual to elegant. To achieve an elegant look, I dug out my favorite and most comfortable heels. I scored this awesome pair at DSW a few years ago, but really any pair of heels is all it takes to dress up such a simple piece and make it your own. I simply added this statement necklace from Nordstrom, and voila the piece is now perfect for a date-night or GNO.