Dressing Down the Trento

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I hope by now, you've grown accustomed to dressing up—as if you were going out—for the indoors and cherishing it. If you've already started wearing more of your festive pieces, then you have leveled up. Haha! But then again, there is absolutely nothing wrong if you still reach for your sweats or loose tees for comfort.

The question is, can you really wear your fancy clothes even at home? Well, why not! I say, just have fun and find creativity in styling yourself whether for that Zoom meeting or brunch with your family. My fancy choice? The vibrant, one shoulder Trento frock, which I dressed down in four ways for days at home.

Rugged Resort

My version of "resort wear" featuring the colorful Trento dress 

It's still technically summer, so I thought of an easy look to wear if I were by the beach or at a resort. Sun protection is a must so I chose a hat—like the Solano visor—that would serve its purpose while complementing my look. The dress is already a statement in itself so accessorizing with just the visor would do. I finished off with my trusty Birkenstock sandals to break the femininity just a tad bit. 

Good 'ol Birks never fail

Now, where to take this look while we're all anticipating that beach trip? Gardening, reading by the porch, or painting at the terrace, perhaps?

 Pop of Denim

Your white sneakers have been sitting around in your closet for too long. Time to wear them again!

Don't you just miss wearing closed shoes? I know I do! For this look, time to take out those white sneakers that have been hiding in your closet for months. Tie a denim jacket around your waist for an urban feel.

Another wardrobe staple needed for this look: a denim jacket!

Keep the sleeve folded for a more relaxed look. You can also save this for your next movie date or out-of-town trip.

Boho Roots

Care for a feminine yet boho look?

Taking inspiration from Seek the Uniq's roots, I went boho for this getup. I cinched my waist with a braided leather belt and fixed the dress' top part as if it were a blouson. Then, I wore my Lucine leather sandals—one of my fave STU finds that go with almost anything—to complete the look.  

Seek the Lusine leather sandals here

As for accessories, gold hoops or drop metal earrings are best. Choose a hairstyle that would be in theme, like a messy, side braid or loose waves. Heading out for a grocery run or meal take-out? Don't forget your saddle or sling bag!

Pants Out

Won't ever get tired of this combo

Here at STU, we'll always be fans of the dress-over-pants look because this styling hack can easily transform your outfit from chic to modern chic. I chose this cropped, "vintage" STU pair because I love how it highlights the colors of the dress. The Suzano or Limeira pants could also be your alternatives. 

Accessorize your look and treat yourself to a necklace (or two) here

Since the outfit is already color-packed, I went for a neutral pair of mules to balance it out. You can accessorize with a long, chain pendant necklace to keep things minimal.  

Your fancy fashion pieces—like the Trento—deserve to be worn and enjoyed, even while we're still #quarantined. By dressing them down or mixing and matching them with your other clothes, you are actually giving them more mileage. After all: your style, your rules. Just have fun with fashion!

Hang in there, Seekers! Hope we're keeping you inspired.