How To: Style a Dress 5 Ways

As any fashionista knows, new season = new wardrobe but what’s a girl with limited closet space to do? Instead of completely updating your wardrobe, try re-styling some old favourites with some new, on trend pieces like a waterfall vest or a bomber jacket to create some new and fresh outfits. See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Nira Arora styles a basic black dress with some of this season’s hottest overpieces to create 5 completely different and on point work looks. Not only will you save some much needed closet space but it’s a great way to re-energize your existing work wardrobe and get some great off-duty options as well – after all, all work and no play makes CeeCee a dull girl…

Long Waterfall Vest

This fall - long hemlines and waterfall fronts go together like popcorn and wine (yes that's a Scandal reference). Update your favourite LBD with this so fall 2016 overpiece.

Available at Dynamite $49.95*

Aucoin Shootie

You know how you're also looking for that perfect shoe? Not a boot, not a flat, but something that stylishly stands out from the rest? This is that shoe.

Available at Aldo $100*

Maren Open Cardigan

This open cardigan with pockets is a fall must-have. Wear it over a dress for an oversized casual look or over jeans and a tee  and you're out the door. Imagine wrapping yourself up in a big cozy blanket - that's just how cozy this cardi is.

Available at Plenty $109*

Open-Toed Shootie

Part bootie, part shoe but a whole lot of style. Great with skirts, dresses, skinnies, crops...the shootie is perfect for those of us that aren't quite ready to say good bye to summer and still want to show off our pretty pedicures.

Available at Le Chateau $79.95*

Light Weight Bomber Jacket

THE fall jacket. Wear this lightweight soft bomber like a boss over a slip dress or casual with distressed denim and a tee.

Available at Dynamite $49.95*

Call it Spring Afaenia Lace-Up Booties

You really can't go wrong with this classic lace-up booties with block heel.

Available at Hudson's Bay $69.99*

Faux Suede Coat

This imitation suede coat with 3/4-length sleeves and pockets makes a great light jacket on those cool fall days. It's also great for adding a few extra inches to a slightly-too-short dress to make it more work appropriate.

Available at H&M $69.99*

Steve Madden Veruca Strappy Pumps

Meet Mary Jane's edgier sister Veruca. This strappy pump come up as high as a bootie but shows more skin - making them perfect for fall.

Available at Town Shoes $100*

Touraine Cape Sweater

Dressing like a 1960s ingénue just got easier. Made with plush merino wool, this cape sweater has a felted feel that's just right for chilly days. Wear it on its own as a top, or as a cozy layer over other pieces.

Available at Aritzia $185*

Wrap Booties

Wine, burgundy, oxblood...no matter what you call it - this rich, warm colour is taking over this fall. These faux suede wrap ankle booties will instantly update any look.

Available at Le Chateau $99.95*

What's your favourite look?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.