How to Wear a Standout Slip Dress 5 Days in a Row

Nasiba Adilova wears one tie-dye dress 5 ways for 5 days.

I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I am fully on board for anything and everything tie-dye this summer, but I won’t lie: As much as I love looking at it, it’s not always the easiest style statement to actually wear. That’s why, when Nasiba Adilova volunteered to demonstrate how to wear the same tie-dye slip dress five different ways, I was ready to take notes.

Nasiba is the founder of The Tot, an interactive e-commerce destination for parents seeking safe, non-toxic, aesthetically pleasing baby products. She is also a street style fixture, frequently serving up looks that are equal parts colorful and thoughtful. Needless to say, I knew this tie-dye mission would be in very capable hands. Check out her five outfits and commentary below.

Day 1

I love this look because it’s definitely something I would wear all day, morning to evening, with the exception of the shoes. On a typical day, I do store runs to my children’s store, The Tot, so I usually wear flats at first and pack heels to change into later when I go to dinner. Putting a top or T-shirt under a slip dress makes it more casual. This T-shirt is from Mads Norgaard — it’s my favorite.

Day 2

This is my “going to work” look. I love how versatile it is. I can throw this coat on if it’s cooler outside, or I can take the sleeves off and turn it into a sleeveless jacket, making it easy to go from the office to dinner. I love this clear bag because I can style it by putting mini bags and accessories inside. The mini bag I have inside is from a new brand I recently discovered called Hunting Season. I really admire its craftsmanship.

Day 3

This old-school, acid-wash jacket by Lee Jeans, and it reminds me of something my mom would have worn. I was inspired by a runway look I saw at the Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2018 show. After the show, I immediately went on eBay and scored this awesome find. Now I wear it so much my husband is starting to hate it. You can pair it with anything, though.

The fanny bag is from a collaboration between Supreme and Lacoste. I’m a sucker for fanny packs (something my husband also hates), because my hands are always full and they make carrying accessories and my phone so easy. Like the jacket, these Manolo Blahnik shoes are also an amazing find. I found them on The RealReal for $125. The pastel lime green color is great. My headband is vintage Alexandre de Paris. It is so comfortable I can even sleep in it.

Day 4

This look is truly my jam because it’s very summery, and summer is my favorite time of the year. I daydream about my summer looks all year. The velvet shoes I am wearing are really comfy and by a small independent brand called Dôen. My shell bag is by Rosie Assoulin. I am obsessed with seashells and anything that is basket-shaped! The hat is by Lola Hats and was a gift from my dear friend Marysia Reeves, founder of Marysia Swimwear. The earrings are by Rebecca de Ravenel. I went to visit her studio in L.A. and it made me feel like I was somewhere in Europe. Rebecca is so sweet and talented! She let me pick out earrings as a gift and I was like a kid in a candy store. I am obsessed and can’t wait to wear them all summer long.

Day 5

For my last look, I really tried to show how versatile this dress is, so I tucked it into these cool wide-leg jeans from my favorite Scandinavian brand, Ganni. They remind me of my high school days when I wore JNCO. This cute panda bag is by Loewe and is something my children and I love. It makes me happy when I look at it. These fun bracelets are from Roxanne Assoulin. My sunglasses are Roberi and Fraud, a brand founded by a friend of mine who also happens to be a marketing genius. The company hasn’t been around long, but believe me you’re about to see these sunglasses on every celeb.

Photos by Edith Young. 

Harling Ross

Harling is a writer and was most recently the Brand Director at Man Repeller.

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