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A few weeks ago I shared how to dress DOWN an outfit. Now let’s talk about how to dress UP an outfit! I’m showing you one dress, and sharing 4 easy tips on how to dress up an outfit.

If you need to dress up an outfit this summer, I have 4 easy-to-follow tips that will take any outfit from basic to a little bit dressy. If you need to dress up your dress or blouse and jeans for a bridal shower, date nights, or a nice dinner on vacation, try one of these four tips.

4 Easy Ways to Dress Up An Outfit 

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add a dressy belt

Whether you’re wearing a dress (like I am above) or wearing a skirt or jeans, a dressy belt is a great option to add a level of dressiness and sophistication. I always love a leather belt with a more casual dress to take it a notch, but you could wear any kind of nice belt!

Merrick White Anywhere Striped Dress / Similar Brown Sandals  / Belt / Similar Black Heels Here and Here

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add jewelry

Adding jewelry is an easy way to make your outfit feel dressy. Some statement earrings and a stack of bracelets is my go-to, but you could do layered necklaces, a statement necklace, or whatever you want! These gold bangles are some of my favorites because they’re comfortable and chic (they’re rubber, so they don’t make noise and they’re waterproof)!

Merrick White Anywhere Dress / Tan Heels / Bracelets / Earrings

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add a nice layer

A blazer or a jacket instantly dresses up an outfit. A light wash denim jacket will dress it down because of the light wash denim, but a suede or leather jacket, or a structured blazer with gold buttons will instantly dress up a casual dress, or any outfit!

Merrick White Anywhere Dress / Suede Jacket / Ankle Boots

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add dressy shoes

When you have a casual dress, be careful adding TOO dressy of shoes. These espadrille wedges are perfect because they’re fun and dressy, but not overly dressy with a casual dress. A block heel sandal is another good option. If you’re wearing a blouse and jeans, try a stiletto.

Merrick White Anywhere Dress / Boden Espadrille Wedges

I hope that helps you learn how to dress up your outfits a bit more!

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4 Ways to Dress Up an Outfit

A few weeks ago I shared how to dress DOWN an outfit. Now let’s talk about how to dress UP an outfit! I’m showing you one dress, and sharing 4 easy tips on how to dress up an outfit.

 

If you need to dress up an outfit this summer, I have 4 easy-to-follow tips that will take any outfit from basic to a little bit dressy. If you need to dress up your dress or blouse and jeans for a bridal shower, date nights, or a nice dinner on vacation, try one of these four tips.

(And if you want to see the post about how to dress DOWN an outfit, CLICK HERE).

 

4 Easy Ways to Dress Up An Outfit 

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add a dressy belt

Whether you’re wearing a dress (like I am above) or wearing a skirt or jeans, a dressy belt is a great option to add a level of dressiness and sophistication. I always love a leather belt with a more casual dress to take it a notch, but you could wear any kind of nice belt!

Merrick White Anywhere Striped Dress / Similar Brown Sandals  / Belt / Similar Black Heels Here and Here

 

 

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add jewelry

Adding jewelry is an easy way to make your outfit feel dressy. Some statement earrings and a stack of bracelets is my go-to, but you could do layered necklaces, a statement necklace, or whatever you want! These gold bangles are some of my favorites because they’re comfortable and chic (they’re rubber, so they don’t make noise and they’re waterproof)!

Merrick White Anywhere Dress / Tan Heels / Bracelets / Earrings

 

 

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add a nice layer

A blazer or a jacket instantly dresses up an outfit. A light wash denim jacket will dress it down because of the light wash denim, but a suede or leather jacket, or a structured blazer with gold buttons will instantly dress up a casual dress, or any outfit!

Merrick White Anywhere Dress / Suede Jacket / Ankle Boots

 

 

HOW TO DRESS UP YOUR OUTFIT: Add dressy shoes

When you have a casual dress, be careful adding TOO dressy of shoes. These espadrille wedges are perfect because they’re fun and dressy, but not overly dressy with a casual dress. A block heel sandal is another good option. If you’re wearing a blouse and jeans, try a stiletto.

Merrick White Anywhere Dress / Boden Espadrille Wedges

 

I hope that helps you learn how to dress up your outfits a bit more!

 

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17 Comments

  1. Nancy M says:

    This post was spot on. I get these kinds of comments often. It is hard not to be embarrassed and I sure don’t dress up to make people feel uncomfortable. Thank you for your great style. Have a Wonderful week.

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    you need to book yourself another performance! (another area for gallery stroll?) this looks wonderful, and I really can’t believe how much you’ve progressed! nice work merrick!!!!

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    A well-timed witty comment among friends is good humor. But passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking just beneath the surface constitute snark only up.

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    So they don’t make noise and they’re waterprooF!

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