Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Style: Burgundy Swing Dress 3 Ways

Dresses rank pretty high on my “things I love to wear” list. With the right accessories, a dress is suitable for nearly any occasion, and I love that it can be as simple or layered up as you’re in the mood for. I found this long sleeved burgundy swing dress from Old Navy a couple months ago, and I’ve been waiting for the weather to cool off enough to wear it. Well, my weather wish was granted (and then some) so I’ve been brainstorming a few ways to wear this comfortable, versatile dress.

Today I have three styling options that work well for this long-sleeved burgundy dress, but I think any dress in a rich fall hue would work well.

3 ways to style a burgundy dress | www.shealennon.com


{classic} A dress paired with my jean jacket and ankle boots is a fall go-to look for me. The jacket provides the perfect layer for chilly mornings (and a chilly office) and the ankle boots have been the shoes I reach for more than any others these days.

burgundy dress with jean jacket | www.shealennon.com

burgundy dress with jean jacket and ankle boots | www.shealennon.com

Jean jacket: Gap (similar) | burgundy dress: Old Navy | turquoise necklace: c/o eNVe Designs | belt: Loft | ankle boots: Crown Vintage (similar)

{bold} Sometimes when the weather gets cooler I’m tempted to put away my brights and resort to all neutrals, all the time. However, I want to carry summer’s “dress colorfully” motto into fall, because wearing color makes me happy. When I saw this post of Anne’s, I wasted no time in recreating her look of the burgundy dress paired with a colorful scarf. I decided to swap the ankle boots for my pink heels to bring out the pink in the scarf, and ended up pleased with my color experimentation.

burgundy dress with bold colored scarf | www.shealennon.com

burgundy dress with shades of purple and pink | www.shealennon.com

Dress: Old Navy | scarf: Loft (similar) | pink pumps: Nine West (similar color and heel height)


{simple and elegant} One of the beauties of a dress is that it’s a one-stop outfit shop. Yes it’s fall, so #layersgalore, but sometimes you just want to keep it simple. With a bold statement necklace and snakeskin flats, this look proves that sometimes what’s easy can be elegant too.

burgundy dress with snakeskin flats and statement necklace | www.shealennon.com

burgundy dress with snakeskin flats and statement necklace | www.shealennon.com

Dress: Old Navy | necklace: Bauble Bar (similar, but even more of a statement) | clutch: The Limited (similar) | snakeskin flats: Target (similar)


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