It’s often an automatic assumption that wearing a dress is solely for formal occasions. A new trend that is arising in the fashion industry is pairing a plain dress with sneakers instead of a pump wedge or dressy sandal. Sneakers brands such as Converse, Nike and Jordans are popularly worn with dresses.

This Fashionista paired a T&B loose fitting knit T-shirt dress with a pair of red, gray and black Nike Huaraches. She accessorized with a pair of rose gold hoop earrings an Alex and Ani bracelet and a Michael Kors rose gold watch. She is using a Louis Vuitton tote as her handbag to stylize her simple dress. This Fashionista’s choice to purchase such a luxurious bag will undoubtably step up any outfit she chooses to wear.

Don’t be afraid to make a statement by mixing formal wear with casual looks to dress up an everyday outfit. While shopping, keep an eye out for items that you can easily add to any look for whatever the occasion may be. For example, accessories can be mixed and matched to adjust with any look and can be worn in many different ways. Small details can really expand your wardrobe and the appearance of your outfit.The neutral colors of our Fashionista’s Louis Vuitton bag and Michael Kor’s watch allow her to wear them with anything. Although they are expensive purchases they are worth it because they can be used everyday.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?  “Make sure you spend time and put effort into purchasing quality pieces that can be used for multiple occasions. Purchasing pieces as opposed to outfits allows for a wider variety of looks by mixing it up.”