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I figured out how to style a t-shirt dress

By KANDACE ANDERSON

I figured out how to style a t-shirt dress

The t-shirt dress has always been a mystery to me. It typically lacks everything that I’m usually attracted to: structure, an accentuated waist or a good print. For this reason I’ve always shied away from the t-shirt dress.

Animal print shoes for life

I decided to try and make a t-shirt dress feel like something I want to wear. My way of doing so? Adding the patterns, structure and accentuated waist right on back! Haha. I mixed some of my favorite types of prints to pull this look off: animal print super comfortable slides and a Kate Spade crossbody with a larger scale geometric print. This was easy to do because I picked a color that always compliments my skin tone: olive/army green. This look also works because one of the best things to do to offset a solid neutral color is to throw in an animal print condensed into a single accessory like a slide. At any given time, I’ve got like three pairs of shoes in an animal print because they add some interest to staple pieces.

Finally I paired these items with a belt I bought months ago having no idea how or when I’d have a chance to wear it or know what to wear with it. It’s so wonderfully extra, y’all. It’s got tassels. It’s got a big gold belt buckle and guess what. It doesn’t have one belt buckle…it has…TWO! Why? Who knows. Who cares. I love her.

The result

I’m really happy with how this look came out but also, I’m a little nervous about it which tells me I’m pushing the envelope and ain’t nothing wrong with that. 

Sisterhood of the tassel belt

I don’t know what it is that encourages me to pair this belt with a t-shirt dress. To prove that these two are apparently just meant to be, I’m gonna include here a few other pics with this same belt and another green t-shirt dress. This time I wore the belt the opposite way and loved it just as much. 

Moral of the story: when in doubt add a tassel.

And remember, your best style hack is Departmynt.