This look is one of my layering strokes of genius, so gather round friends. I was cleaning out my closet last week, weeding out the summer items I didn't think really fit my style anymore, when I came upon this floral dress. I felt pretty in it with its long, floaty hem, but the top was so...dated. As I stared at it in my hands I squinted my eyes at the neckline. Damn you spaghetti straps, why did you have to turn my pretty dress into something the Friends cast would wear in the 90's? I was ready to throw it into the no pile when I hesitated mid-toss and decided to try it on one last time, for old times sake. And as I started getting mad all over again about those dumb spaghetti straps, I thought what would happen if I put a tight turtleneck over it? That would hide the top, and also add as a nice contrast against the free-flowing, billowy fabric. And ya guys, I was right. The dress completely transformed!
This is also a good tip to keep in mind while you're thrifting. If you find a pretty dress but aren't too wild about the top half of it, you can always pop a sleeveless turtleneck or neutral colored crop top to hide that nonsense up. And- bonus- I found this turtleneck while thrifting, too. All I did was hem it to it's shorter length (which takes about fifteen minutes!) Never again will you have to drop good money at Forever 21 for your crop top needs :)
DRESS: Akira (similar: here, here, here, here)
TURTLENECK: thrifted and hemmed
CAP: H&M (men's side)
SANDALS: Zara (recent!)