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Welcome to Four Way Friday! I’m looking forward to this weekend – Daylight Saving Time ends and we gain an hour on Sunday! More time to plan outfits……
This week, you are going to see my recommendations for styling a quarter-sleeve knit black dress four ways in four categories: Dressy Work, After Work, Casual-Ish Weekend, and Dressy Weekend. The reader question inspiring this edition of Four Way Friday is below.
Dear Lessons In Style:
I own a quarter-sleeve knit black dress and I’ve just about run out of ideas of how to wear it. I’ve worn it to work, a funeral visitation, but never on the weekends or for a dressy event. I’ve heard it can be pretty versatile, but I don’t know where to begin.
Back in Black and Bored
Dear Back in Black and Bored No More:
Black doesn’t have to be boring! And a black knit dress is the perfect canvas – you can add as much or as little as you like! I’ve given you a ton of examples below. I hope you find some new ideas!
1) Quarter-Sleeve Knit Black Dress – Dressy Work
The obvious place to wear this dress is to work. It’s comfortable and keeps you covered in all the right ways and places. However, do you get bored of the same way of wearing it? I usually try to give you some casual work options on Four Way Friday, but it is a bit more difficult with a dress at work because when you add heels and such, you will automatically look more dressed up. But, I think you will appreciate the options below. It’s important to note that in outfit 2 and 4, you wear the button up under the dress!
2) Quarter-Sleeve Knit Black Dress – After Work
Got an event or drinks/dinner after work? Just add a pretty clutch, fun leather jacket, or fancy necklace!
3) Quarter- Sleeve Knit Black Dress – Casual-Ish Weekend
Just like with the black dress at work, making this dress casual for the weekend can be a challenge! But by adding a cozy scarf, casual vest or jean jacket, and flat shoes or boots, you are pretty much there.
4) Quarter-Sleeve Knit Black Dress – Dressy Weekend
Dress It Up!
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