It’s March and I’m not flat out sweating in old gym shorts and singlet tops. I’m very excited.
When I was nineteen, in college and statistically broke, buying affordable clothing was high priority (my priorities were skewed, I know). I was very creative with Target-brand, very dedicated when it came to tracking sales and still hold a soft spot in my heart for thrifting. The other thing I had an eye for, was stores that managed to produce inexpensive and on-trend pieces. PLT was one of these, and honestly the ongoing support was appreciated.
Now almost five years later, I still occasionally revert back to PLT, whenever I’m in the need for something quick and easy. Dresses fall into this category, especially at this time of year where it is uncomfortably hot at midday, and cool in the evenings. I was so happy to style a few dresses that would fit with my now far more neutral wardrobe.
The three I chose are basic staples that I plan to see me through autumn in all their glory. They’re long-sleeved, quite preppy, and of course, neutral.
And PS they’re all on sale, thank me later.
- The PLT White Cheesecloth Layer Frill Dress. What a classic. It reminds me of a frivolous child’s dress, but at the same time kind of picks up with that shirt-like bodice. I’m obsessed. It’s preppy and flirtatious and what’s not to love about those two things in a dress? I wore it to brunch when it was still hot, so I styled it with OTT sandals and a bit of a statement clutch. In colder weather, I’d definitely go for loafers and a leather jacket, or even knee-high boots like these and a similarly-toned pea coat.
2. The PLT Black Oversized Blazer Shift Dress. What is not to love about this one. It’s essentially the equivalent to a crisp white shirt in your wardrobe. An essential. Your LBD but with masculinity. Power-dressing is at an all-time high here. I wore this to dinner with soft hair, a few points of interest in the form of hair slides, and black flats. Would definitely wear it again with loafers, and because it is loose enough, you could quite easily wear layers underneath if you were wearing it in colder weather.
3. The PLT White Frill Detail Pleated Skater Dress. This one comes in other colours, and I am completely eyeing them off. It’s skater-style, which in itself is highly flattering, but also comes with a softly frilled waistline which actually outlines the waist in a really slimming way too. The sleeves are beautiful and modern, while the pleats in the skirt make it seem pulled-together but effortless at the same time. It isn’t as low-cut as I thought it would be, which I preferred. I actually styled this one with converse and a denim jacket, really emphasising the casual feel, but you could definitely style it up as well.
Overall, I managed to construct about 10 different outfits from three dresses that will carry me through the cool days, as well as the warmer ones throughout autumn. I personally love that the most about neutral pieces – they can be styled with just about anything! (seriously anything. I pulled out a pair of old fluffy slides and made them work).
Hope you’re all having a spectacular Monday!