When it comes to building a maternity wardrobe, the smartest approach is to invest in a few truly versatile staples, then accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. One piece that tends to transition nicely throughout the trimesters is a great basic shirtdress in white or black. Here, we've taken Isabella Oliver's chic Una Maternity Shirt Dress ($179) and styled it for five distinctly different phases and occasions. Get inspired, and get shopping!
We love the idea of wearing leather leggings in the Fall, not only because they're a great substitute to jeans, but they inject instant cool-girl appeal to just about any ensemble. That's why these Elizabeth and James Diedrick leather leggings ($895), are on the top of our Fall investment purchase list. The dark reddish brown hue is a standout color, yet earthy enough to pair with almost every hue. Secondly, we love the cool silver buttons and luxe textural feel; such attention to detail make this pair shine in the leather pants department. The price tag is no joke, but it's an investment worth making, because they're so versatile. To prove it to you, we styled them five different ways, starting off with this cute office-appropriate look and working to more festive, cocktail-ready ensembles. Just start clicking the slideshow to see (and shop) all of these amazing Fall outfit ideas!
From Prabal Gurung's hot-pink flared pants to Yigal Azrouël's cobalt ankle-crop trousers, brights were seen everywhere on the Fall runways. However, we all know models make wearing the trend look a lot easier than it really is, so we asked Fab reader Stefanie to show us how she works her brights for Fall. Needless to say, the cutie, who also has her own cool fashion-meets-DIY blog dubbed The Style Safari, took the challenge with fashion fervor, creating five enviable outfits based on a pair of Zara Yellow Seamed Trousers ($60). After seeing this, we plan on heading to the nearest Zara to grab a pair of bright pants for ourselves. Ready to get inspired? Check out the slideshow to see all of her looks, and why she loves each outfit.
Do you have one standout piece in your closet that just goes with everything? We want to see all the different ways you style it — like Northend Style did with her J Brand Houlihan cargos! Join our group One Piece, Five Ways and start submitting your Fab ensembles. Please note: this group differs from Look of the Day in that you must create five outfits with one piece in your closet. Unfortunately, we won't be able to spotlight every single member, but we look forward to seeing so many Fab pieces worn in five totally different ways. Feel free to submit as many times as you like. Can't wait to see!
Target is all about dresses these days. First it announced a limited-edition dress collection, and, now, it has collaborated with designer Rachel Pally for an exclusive plum floral frock ($80) as part of its Red Hot Shop. "It can be worn several ways, including strapless or as a skirt. It is flexible, with age range and personal style," Pally says of her creation. We're not too crazy about the halter styles but do love the skirt and tube dress versions. One piece, five ways — you know we're all about that here at Fab!
Ever since we debuted our one piece, five ways challenge, many of you have been participating in the fun. Miss Ife already did with her silk scarf! Won't you join in on the fashion fun, too? Join our group One Piece, Five Ways and start submitting your stylings. Please note: this group differs from Look of the Day in that you must create five outfits with one piece in your closet. Unfortunately, we won't be able to spotlight every single member, but we look forward to seeing so many Fab pieces worn in five totally different ways. Feel free to submit as many times as you like. Can't wait to see!
One piece five ways is back with one pair of slick skinny cargos and five Fab looks, courtesy of northend style. Her J Brand Houlihan Cargos ($240) may be a go-to, but she always switches up the styling, pairing the military basics with everything from flirty, femme tops to preppy button-downs. Click through to get inspired by this stylist's mix and match.
Our One Piece, Five Ways series continues with fashionable Fab reader Dessert Plate Design. Since she loves classic cuts, a la her gray pleated H&M dress, she put herself up to the challenge of creating five totally different looks with it. There's one look for every occasion — date night, shopping at the farmers market, girls' night out, transitioning into Fall, and a preppy 'fit for work. Be sure to check out her superb styling skills.
Frocks are great for easy dressing, but unlike separates, you're committed to the same top and bottom. Fab reader Glamafer made the most of that by showing us how to spice up one flirty H&M dress in five ways. Hint: all it takes is an easy jacket and shoe swaps. Simplicity is the name of the game in this look. Having nothing on it, no accessories, really showcases the gorgeous flow of the frock. It's all deliberate, very Carrie Bradshaw! Enter to see four more ways to subtly spice up a flirty dress.
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Denim cutoffs are a Summer essential. Just about every gal has at least one pair. Fab reader JEverydayFashion is here to show us how to wear our denim cutoffs in five totally different, totally fabulous ways. She offers a nautical version, a rock 'n' roll style, a preppy one, and a ladylike look. But my favorite is this girlie ensemble. J.Crew's Jenna Lyons would be proud! Enter to see the rest.
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