How To: Make a Fool-Proof Outfit

Can I just start by saying how OBSESSED I am with this entire outfit?! Is that okay….or completely creepy since I’m the one in it. I am just so in love with how this turned out and I will let y’all know, there are sometimes I get photos back from shoots and I’m lie….Emily, what were you thinking?! This one came completely on the fly and I mean, if we break this down, it is basically a fool-proof look.

Striped Dress (similar) // Necktie // Wedges // Crossbody Bag (c/o Vera Bradley) // Lipstick // Earrings

Photos by Jnelly

  1. You cannot go wrong with a stripe as the base of your outfit. It will literally save you every single time and is just plain amazing. So obvi I’m already #winning with this dress.
  2. A great neutral shoe is just what it says….NEUTRAL. As in, goes with every item of clothing you own and completely perfect regardless of what you pair with them. Need I say more?!
  3. A great neutral bag. See #2 for explanation.
  4. Fun accessories + bold lip. As I have gotten older, I have figured out that investing your money in classic wardrobe pieces like great denim, shoes and dresses that stand the test of time is SO MUCH better than snagging every single trendy top you can find. This article from Lauren Conrad’s website may or may not have solidified my thinking. And if LC says it, it must be true. If you’re going to play, play around with accessories. They are much more cost effective and show that you are still hip.



Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

This outfit is adorable. Such a great way to mix prints! I always forget about scarves in spring, but this is the cutest!


    Ah! Thanks Laura! xox


Love this dress…and the scarf of course!
Xo, Elizabeth


    Yes, it’s my favorite!! xox


I love this whole outfit. You can’t go wrong with stripes!


    My thoughts exactly! xox

Laura Leigh

This is literally the cutest look ever! Love it girly. Need that dress.

xo Laura Leigh


    Yes ma’am you do!! Thanks!! xox


it’s totally okay to be obsessed with this outfit. i am
too!! it’s so friggin cute! i loved it the second i saw it on your instagram!!

stephanie //


    YAS! I’m so glad you get it! Thanks Stephanie! xox

Jenna Colgrove

love the print mixing happening here!


    Thanks!! xox

Lee Anne

You are too cute! Love this whole look, and your scarf is amazing!

Lee Anne


    Thank you so much Lee Anne! xox


You are adorable! This is literally a perfect outfit!! SO cute!!


I love knit dresses and your cute neck scarf is adorable!


I’m obsessed with this outfit too! That scarf is such a fun detail!

xx Nina

Anna English

Who can say no to fashion advice from LC?


Okay, you look totally adorable! Living that neck scarf!! xo, Jaime

Alexis Chatman

Your espadrilles are too cute!
xo, Alexis

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