Dress (similar): Charlotte Russe/ Vest (similar): TJ Maxx (store) Per Se (designer)/ Necklace (similar): TJ Maxx (store) Cara New York (designer)/ Heels: Target/ Purse (similar): Kohl's (store) Simply Vera Vera Wang (designer)
Layering, especially in the spring, is a great way to update any basic look. Starting with this black and white striped dress with an asymmetrical hemline, I added a military inspired vest on top. These two pieces are not what one necessarily would think to put together right away, however, they exude an edgy and unexpected vibe. The vest looks great over the dress because it defines your wait, while adding some dimension to the outfit. A statement necklace and heels tying in the colors of the dress compliment the ensemble and are easy, yet stylish updates. Completing the outfit is an embellished purse, which again is another touch that amplifies the coolness of this look. Tell me in the comments how you like to layer for the spring and summer!