Question: If I told you that you had to wear the same dress to five holidays parties this week, what dress would you pick? Something black? Simple? Forgettable? Juliana picked an ankle-length slip dress rendered in bright blue velvet because she laughs in the face of a challenge. (That’s an assumption.) (Blue velvet!)
Below, a lesson in how to wear something incredibly memorable five days in a row and make it look dramatically different every time. Let’s call this Layering 801 because this is some advanced shit.
You know when you’re so cold you start to layer anything and everything you own? This outfit is that. Plus Roxanne Assoulin rainbow chokers and my embroidered floral bag to help me pretend it’s not winter.
I love how comfortable this outfit is regardless of the fact that I’m wearing a lace bodysuit. It’s especially perfect to wear to work if you have something going on after with no time to change in between. Drinks, a date, a party – you name it, (take off the sweater) you can wear it.
This is my morning-after-one-too-many-drinks outfit, also ideal for weekend brunching. This hoodie is the coziest thing in my closet right now and this denim jacket is my best vintage find yet. I love the cropped boxy cut AND it has a zipper down the back so you can wear it off the shoulder! Crystal drop earrings give this rather casual look a little something something (they sound so wrong but look so right).
Button-downs are the cornerstone of my wardrobe, if that’s even a thing. They’re so versatile. I tied this one right below my boobs to switch up the feel of the dress, but it also looks just as cool layered underneath. I debated wearing a small heel but knew I had a lot of running around to do on this day so sneakers ended up winning.
I was once at a party where a boy came up to talk to me and a few exchanges later he asked if I worked in fashion. I was all like, “How did you know???” He said my outfit. It wasn’t this one, but it looked a lot like it. Anyway, this sequin turtleneck is arguably the best thing H&M has ever produced.
Follow Juliana Salazar on Instagram @julianasalazar. Photos by Krista Anna Lewis.