Easy Ways to Dress Down a Dress

casual spring outfit

One of my favorite things about the weather warming up is being able to wear my spring dresses. Do you remember when they were reserved for the office or a special occasion? As fashion has evolved, we’ve been able to reimagine our wardrobes and blur the lines between casual and chic. Today’s dresses are so versatile and can be your go-to for a leisurely day out or an impromptu gathering with friends. Here’s how to dress down a dress and effortlessly incorporate it into your casual spring wardrobe.

The runways were flooded with vibrant hues this spring, and pink is still the queen of the color palette. My dress is under $30 and I’ve linked it at the end of the post. The playful print and long sleeves make it the perfect transitional piece for the season.


Casual Floral Dress Outfit

Layer with a Denim Jacket

One of the easiest ways to infuse a casual vibe into a dress is by pairing it with a denim jacket. The juxtaposition of femininity against the rugged texture of denim creates a harmonious balance, effortlessly bringing the dress down to earth.

Style tip: Opt for a light-wash denim jacket for a softer look or a classic blue denim piece for timeless appeal.

Change Up Your Footwear

Say goodbye to the notion that dresses are only meant for heels or flats. Sneakers are your dress’s new best friends. Slip into a pair of white sneakers for an effortlessly cool look.

Style tip: Alternatively, don a pair of strappy sandals to take your outfit from day to night.

spring outfit under $30


Accessorize with Hats

Accessories always play a pivotal role in transforming an outfit. Consider adding a baseball cap or fedora to your outfit to change up the look.

how to wear a dress casually


Opt for a Casual Handbag

I love the Town Bags from Quilted Koala. Their neoprene bags are perfect for a casual outfit. Practical and stylish – the perfect combination!

casually styled dress

What are your tips on how to style a dress casually? Let me know in the comments!

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Also see: Winter to Spring Outfits to Wear Now and Outfit Ideas for St Patrick’s Day

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