How to Make 5 Statements With 1 Statement Dress
03.22.17

This month’s installment of 5 Days, 5 Ways features Freddie Harrel, blogger, speaker and the founder of SHE Unleashed, a confidence workshop for women. Given her profession, it’s fitting that she chose to style a colorful Missoni dress. As you’ll see when you scroll, she somehow manages to wear the same statement piece for five days without it once feeling like a broken record.

While tired formulas would have you pair a memorable, patterned dress with basics, Freddie goes for a bright sweater, neon sneakers, pleated culottes, pink fur…all the tricks one might normally pull out for a pair of jeans. Take a scroll and then click through above to see what I mean. It might help you see your closet in a new way.

Day 1:

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Missoni dress, ASOS sweater — similar style here, Puma shoes

I love mixing textures in an outfit. It adds extra character and dimension. This casual spin on the dress is perfect for a Monday; the colors are fun and the trainers are so comfortable, two things I’m desperate for on the first day of the week

Day 2:

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ASOS men’s jacket, Saucony shoes

An even lazier spin; I wore this to run errands. I liked this because even when I had to take off the jacket, the bright orange trainers brought a cool edge.

Day 3:

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Marni bag, Kat Maconie shoes

I wore this more dressed-up look to get drinks. I love these ridiculous Kat Maconie heeled sandals and this Missoni handbag is so cute.

Day 4:

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Escada pants, Boden loafers

Today was windy, so I added these Escada culottes underneath and slid on some open loafers to keep it laid-back.

Day 5:

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Être Cécile shirt, Kat Maconie shoes, ASOS coat — others here

A louder Friday look! Went for lots of color and crazy shapes to kickstart some end-of-week festivities.

Check out Freddie’s website and follow her on Instagram @freddieharrel and Twitter @freddieharrel. Photos by Nicole Hertel.

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