One item styled 4 ways – striped maxi dress 

I wasn’t planning on using this dress for a post until I pulled it out of my wardrobe and decided to do something a bit different rather than just wearing the dress on its own. 

This maxi dress is a fave of mine that I picked up in American Apparel before all went Pete Tong for them and I’m happy to have nabbed a staple before they went bust. 

My first look is a pretty standard one – dress paired with jacket and red trainers (I came to the conclusion that these aren’t burgundy as I’ve been saying ever since I got them). A casual off duty look that’s pretty effortless but stylish all the same.  


And this was the outfit that started this post. I was hunting for something to wear on this morning and thought the dress would look good if I paired it with a plain white tee underneath and some white trainers. Something a bit different that’s the whole point of this series – to make better use of things I wouldn’t normally wear in a certain way and get my money’s worth from my wardrobe! 



I then decided if I was going to try out a plain white tee that I should pull out a black top for underneath and pair it with my black trainers from New Look! 

I think I prefer this to the white tee as I don’t need to worry about my top falling off my shoulders and making my shape look weird! 


And for the final look I decided to pull out my trusty DM’s and go stripe on stripe with a striped tee underneath! 

I really loved this in the pictures, but it was far too warm and humid for me! 

And there you have it! One item styled 4 ways! Let me know if you’ve got anything you’d like to challenge me to style in the comments! 

Until next time… 

Gaby xxx