How to style 1 dress 4 ways using only accessories

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Take one great dress and make it your own for whatever you have planned this summer

Online shopping may have saved us from the mortal hell of changing rooms, but with it comes with its own set of problems.

We’ve all had to order multiple sizes of the same item, or different colourways to see which one works best, breaking our bank in the process and hoping we don’t forget to return what we don’t need.

Thankfully, there are godsends like Klarna which allow you to try before you buy. And if you decide to keep anything out of your 50-item Asos order, you can pay for it closer to payday (pay up to 30 days after your order). 

With that in mind, there’s no excuse not to buy multiple accessories to amplify one key piece you love. That way, with some smart styling, a dress can take you from a lazy evening in the park to your best friend’s wedding.

Here’s how to make one dress versatile and pay for it all later. Seriously – every single item… 

For channelling Wimbledon vibes

You’ve never been more grateful that sports luxe is still hot (nobody will ever not wear trainers to work again, thanks), and this printed dress lends itself to the trend perfectly.

Pair with some brilliant white trainers or a casual but stylish flat sandal plus some hoops for a relaxed vibe that will make you look like you belong courtside. Even if the closest you can get is sipping Pimm’s in front of the big screen. 

Add a finishing touch with a big ol’ bag that is ideal for the picnic blanket. 

For a trip to the theatre

If you’re in the market for looking polished and well put together, or have an evening at [insert somewhere sophisticated] planned and want to fit in, this combination is a failsafe.

Keep it on-trend with a pair of white PVC heels (a la Kim) and some small cat eye shades (a la Kendall).

A pair of asymmetric drop statement earrings are refined without being too sensible, and a structured gold clutch tops the whole thing off with a touch of class. 

For the summer wedding

If, like us, you can’t escape people’s nuptials every weekend of every summer, but the usual pastel floral wedding uniform isn’t for you, this is the perfect alternative.

Inject a touch of colour with your jewellery and clutch, and pair with a strappy sandal that won’t stop you dancing all night. 

A coral lipstick is a nod to more summery tones without feeling like you’re compromising your look, and MAC lipsticks are well known for being resistant to even the wildest of nights.

For sundowners in the park

Sartorially speaking, the best thing about summer is that shoes can look sexy and be flat. Bags needn’t be carried and simply slung over a shoulder, and it’s too hot to think about wearing much else.

The smallest touches can make the biggest difference, such as a pair of statement earrings and retro shades. 

Slouch down to the park in this for a look that’s on-trend with minimal effort.

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