Channeling your inner stylist to create new looks with familiar pieces is a wardrobe survival must and can be a total blast. When it comes to creating different looks, one thing is for sure, creativity is essential. Try creating new combinations like a standout silhouette, new color combinations, pairing new patterns and prints, anything that screams DIFFERENT.

Photo by Shevaun Williams.  Pool by Havenscapes.  Jewelry and Only Hearts dress available at LIBERTÉ.

Photo by Shevaun Williams.  Pool by Havenscapes

Jewelry and Only Hearts dress available at LIBERTÉ.

Summer essentials have one thing in common - versatility. While this dress appears to be glamorous and dressy, it's quite comfortable and can be worn casually. Let's take a look...

Dress it up: The dark hue and plunging neckline set a romantic mood and allow us to accessorize for evening.  Take this stunner out this weekend as your date night dress!

Banded at the waist, wide and smooth, for a flattering cinch (that every girl loves) and then forming a gathered skirt with a long asymmetrical hem, this dress is expertly designed with a perfect fit. Easy and comfortable, it has just enough detail to wear alone but still classify as a basic for that versatility we expect in an essential piece. 

Leatherock clutch available at LIBERTÉ.  Stuart Weitzman ANNEX Wedges.  Movado BOLD watch.

Leatherock clutch available at LIBERTÉ.  Stuart Weitzman ANNEX Wedges.  Movado BOLD watch.

Rose gold heels, to go with a few complimenting rose gold accessories like our tiny skull necklace with pave set crystals and sparkling earrings, and you're set for an evening out! 

Rose Gold jewelry available at LIBERTÉ 

Rose Gold jewelry available at LIBERTÉ 

Whenever you buy an essential piece, like this Only Hearts black dress, it’s important to remember that you will have far more opportunities to dress down an item rather than dressing it up. When styled appropriately, the up/down method is the easiest way to re-wear a piece. Go dressy the first time, with heels and jewelry and casual the second time with flat sandals and a hat! 

With this look, we turned the dress into a day dress by styling it a little more on the casual side. Of course, with a few metallic touches here and there because, well, we love glam and there's no denying it!

Handbag and jewelry from LIBERTÉ.  Lilly Pulitzer hat. Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Handbag and jewelry from LIBERTÉ.  Lilly Pulitzer hat. Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Flirty yet functional, feel secure in this cross back style dress, which means there won't be any strap slipping and causing unwanted exposure! 

We also love the weight of this dress, it's lined and has a nice quality of fabric so it hangs just right. 

Only Hearts dress available at LIBERTÉ

Only Hearts dress available at LIBERTÉ

One of the most effective ways to change up a look is by changing the silhouette. While the dress looks elegant and sexy alone, it can just as easily look chic and fun with a fabulous tailored shirt tied at the waist.

We used Karolina Zmarlak's dolman button up shirt to create a black and white look that is incredibly chic! It provides extra coverage for the dress, which you just might need depending on where you're headed :) 

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