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Two Ways to Wear: Linen Swing Dress

Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend

With the temperatures quickly heating up in Florida, I’ve been tempted more than ever to toss on an easy dress and call it a day. While I’m typically a pants girl during the work week, there’s something pretty awesome about a versatile dress that can go from work to weekend, day to night. I unexpectedly saw this dress (for $14.90) at Forever 21 during my visit to find lycra and brights for an 80s party. As I mentioned here, I’ve been so pleasantly surprised by my F21 finds.

Whether it’s from Forever 21 or you elsewhere, a breezy dress like this will easily become a wardrobe staple. For fun, sharing two ways to wear it… standing oh-so naturally in a tree (we couldn’t resist the fun environment!).

For a more casual afternoon, pair your dress with favorite flats or sandals, and layer on a denim jacket for a chillier environment. I’m borrowing my photog, Alissa’s, backpack… while I haven’t been sure about the “trend,” I must confess that with kids, I love how convenient it was to carry and pretty awesome that I’d could pass something like this to my guy. Plus, this one is super cool. #temptation.

Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend
Dress: Forever 21 // Tassel Necklace: Alexandra Gioia // smaller necklace: BaubleBar /// Flats: Rebecca Minkoff // Backpack: Madewell, borrowed from my photog, Alissa (or, look for less) // Earrings: Shashi

To dress up the look, add a crisp white blazer and your favorite espadrilles or heels. I opted for a simple gold necklace and grabbed my reversible tote. Wouldn’t it also be fun with a floral blazer? Or dress it up with a black blazer and skinny heels for a chic date night look.

Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend
Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend Two Ways to Wear a Linen Dress, from Work to Weekend

Dress: Forever 21 // Blazer: Tahari (old; similar here or here) // Necklace: I Love Jewelry // Smaller necklace: BaubleBar // Espadrilles: Tory Burch (last season; similar or look for less) // Tote: Nordstrom (under $50, comes with a wristlet and available in four colors)

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    Heidi
    April 23, 2016 at 11:54 PM

    Who would have thought that you could find something that you could wear to a meeting OR a summer party at F21! Love these outfit posts lately, Alyson! Next time the hubby is in Miami, I really need to tag along so we can grab coffee or wine!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    Jessica
    April 21, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    This dress is super cute! I love wearing linen in the summer. And I love how you styled it with the blazer too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    Liz
    April 21, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    I love that dress, and the ways you’ve styled it. One thing I find with F21 dresses/skirts is they are so short. I’m almost 5’8″ and that dress would be indecent at work 🙁 Do you have recommendations for a similar, but longer, dress? Because I would love to wear that first outfit all summer long! (And the second for casual!)

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    Tara
    April 20, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Such a cute and versatile dress, love it on you!

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    Janis johnson
    April 20, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    I really like both looks. Such a cute dress! ~Janis from http://jljbacktoclassic.com

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    Sam
    April 20, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Great find! I love both ways you styled it…so versatile!

    xx
    Sam

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    chelsea finn
    April 20, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    I looooove both ways!! Versatile items are the best. And I love that backpack!

    xx Chelsea
    http://www.organizedmessblog.com

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    Shira
    April 20, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    I love both ways completely equally because they both look so good!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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