Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

When it comes to wearing convertible fashion, I’m your girl. Okay, what is convertible fashion you may ask? Convertible fashion are single wardrobe pieces that you can wear multiple ways catering to the new season, occasion or varying style. It’s a great way to switch up the look of your clothing and spend less because of the variations of styling you can do which helps you get more out of your wardrobe without breaking the bank shopping for more and getting less wear.

That’s why I love single wardrobe pieces like dresses because you can convert them into shirts like this featured coral peep off the shoulder long sleeve beauty. Spring a cometh, so the color coral is perfect for the season, while the peep off shoulder is definitely an on trend staple this Spring as well.

Let me point out that I’m seriously obsessed with off shoulder or cold shoulder anything. I love showing off my shoulders. And if you feel the same, then you should load up the closet with your fave off shoulder pieces too. 

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

First I started off wearing the dress itself – which makes for a perfect day or evening outfit. Paired it with silver triple strap sandals from the new trendy and fashion forward online shoe store Guilty Soles. For a more evening appropriate look, these blush color heels would go great with this dress which coordinates so well with coral to balance the two colors out – also from Guilty Soles.

 Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

 

Quick style tip: Since the sleeves were a bit long I rolled them up to give it some layering and a ruffle look. And also let’s face it, I wanted to show some arm candy too. 

The accessories chosen were mostly based off the silver sandal so I complemented the look by going with silver accessories like the choker chain lariat necklace from the trendy and affordable GS Love, mirrored sunglasses from Forever 21 and the Fringe handbag which was a steal from Ross. But, with the exception of a little rainbow color effects added through the beaded bracelet set made by a sweet 7 year old kidpreneur and designer of Dalia M. Bracelet Boutique, the set assisted in giving my arm some sweet arm candy. (Side note: I chose the choker chain lariat necklace to draw attention to my neck and collar since there was a lot of empty space between my neck and sweetheart neckline) 

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Wardrobe// Dress: Heavenly Couture (not available on the site, please check out my shop style picks available at the end of this post or visit your nearest Heavenly Couture store for the dress) | Bracelets: Dalia M Bracelet Boutique | Choker Chain: GS Love (similar) | Mirrored Sunglasses: Forever 21 | Sandals: Guilty Soles | Fedora Hat: H&M (similar) | Handbag: Ross (Also at Ebay) | Print Shorts: Zara (no longer available on the site)

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Okay so for the second look I converted the dress into a shirt tucking it into high waist print shorts and pulling the shirt out the top with a slight layer over the shorts. Now a trick I had to do in addition to pulling the dress out a little over the shorts since they are high waist and the dress is long (on me), I had to tuck them into my under garments to keep them from appearing at the bottom of the shorts. Wore the same accessories, but added another detail to change the feel of the look a little, a straw fedora hat. I’m calling this a fun day outfit because it’s free, comfy and chic. 

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

Convertible Fashion: How to Convert a Dress into a Shirt

How many wardrobe pieces in your closet do you think are convertible fashion? Have you ever considered or do you convert any of your pieces into a different style? As you can see, wardrobe can be converted various ways. Just play around one day in your clothes to see how many ways you could convert them. Style it up the way you want and feel. Be creative. You will be surprised at the multiple transitions that your clothes can make into an outfit you desire.  

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Photography: Arianna Sharfman  // Location: Beverly Hills, CA


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Pentené Milner is a mother, influencer, stylist and all around lifer. She started Style Me Fancy by Pentené (a style, fashion and lifestyle blog) initially to brand herself as a stylist, but quickly turned it into a place to inspire women to find a sense of empowerment in their personal style. She’s a native of San Diego, California, but made Los Angeles her home in 2002. She enjoys being mom to her tween son, city life, fun with family (and friends that are like family), seeing the world, dressing up, dining, wineries and self caring at a spa. To her, as a former singer, music brings everything to light and many times writes while listening to it.

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