this is just crazy enough to work

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View More: http://chelsealainefrancis.pass.us/lizfeezordress: Wray via Olive [ exact ]
tights: J. Crew [ exact ]
boots: Miista [ similar ]

photos by Chelsea Laine Francis

You know those purchases you make that when you buy it, you recognize how off-the-wall it is but you also think that it might just be crazy enough to actually work? That’s exactly how I felt about this dress when I bought it. I liked it, I knew it was something I connected with, but at the time I didn’t see it for the expanse of possibilities it had. When I told my boyfriend “I bought a silver dress!” I knew he wasn’t surprised: I’m wont to be attracted to (and buy) somewhat nutty clothing items, but according to friends and family, I always figure out how to make them work.

This dress is, in my opinion, a great statement on its own. It can work with a variety of shoes and layering options (tights, leggings, etc.) but it wasn’t until I took it home that I realized I already had several ways of changing it up hanging right in my closet!

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I’d picked up this gray sleeveless shell at Makeno, an amazing collective of independent designers in Medellรญn during my last week in Colombia. The piece itself works great with a pair of jeans, but when I layer it over the silver dress I think it takes the look to a whole new level of wackiness that maybe only I can embrace.

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I picked up this green sweater vest through a post-holiday sale at Anthropologie last season, and it’s proven to be a lot more versatile than I originally thought. I’ve worn the vest layered over a silk plaid shirtdress, over a white button-up with jeans, and now over the silver dress for perhaps a holiday-inspired work look. I also got this red sweater from Anthro with my birthday month discount, and I’m super curious to see what it looks like over the dress.

See? Kind of a crazy pick at first glance, but I’m finding that a silver dress has a lot more versatility and options than I initially gave it credit for. It just further proves two style theories I have: 1) buy and wear what you like and you won’t go wrong, and 2) life is too short to wear boring clothes!

Do you have a “crazy” piece in your wardrobe that you find yourself wearing on repeat? Tell me all about it in the comments!

 

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