The Campus Closet: How to wear a holiday dress more than once

How to dress it down and look fashionable. Photo courtesy of Jemma Jones.

Thanksgiving is over, finals are here, holiday music is inescapable and today marks the first day of December; the holiday season is officially here.

Finals, food, decorating, gift giving, parties and a new holiday dress seem to be the trends of this month; if only my bank account could triple in value.

Every girl loves finding the perfect dress for the season; but to only wear once? As a college student on a budget I can’t afford to wear a dress only once.

I have put together a guide on how to wear and style one holiday dress a number of times with multiple looks. Enjoy.

First and foremost you must find a simple and fabulous dress. in a simple color that can match a number of things. A solid color, with one texture is preferable.


How to dress it down

1. Style your dress down by wearing a cargo or denim jacket over it; another option could be a sweater over it that could give a cute look.

2. Shoes- Wear a pair of boots with the dress. If they are ankle boots try pairing them with a cute pair of socks.

3. Accessories- Tone down the accessories a bit. Wear a long simple necklace, and simple earrings.


How to dress it up

1. If you are going to need a jacket chose faux fur or something fancy

2. Shoes- Wear a fun pair of heels, or heeled boots. Socks and heels is also a big trend this season, so find a cute pair of mary jane lace socks to pair if you’re feeling daring

3. Wear tights! Find a simple pair of black tights, or maybe some fun glitter or lace tights to dress it up.

4. Accessories- Use accessories to make your simple dress not so simple. Find statement pieces that shines for the holidays.

5. Make-up- Take the time to give yourself smoky eyes, or use a bold lipstick to really stand out.


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