Shopping Your Closet: Toughen Up A Sundress

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The best outfits happen when you mix two contrasting styles to create something totally new. Recently, the feminine yet edgy trend has been spotted on many celebs, including Demi Lovato and Lindsay Lohan. The leather jacket adds a tough element to a floral dress, making a new and totally unique look.

Utilize this mix and match trend in your own wardrobe to create new outfits! The key is mixing dark materials like leather or python with soft, flowing pastel cottons or chiffons. Here are some ideas for toughening up a feminine sundress with stuff you might already own:

1. Leather Jacket. Copy Demi Lovato’s above look by pairing a floral frock with a real or faux leather jacket.

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Silence & Noise 2 Pocket Leather Bomber – $128 at Urban Outfitters
As U Wish Floral Sundress – $49 at Dillard’s

2. Leather or snakeskin booties. These shoes will add some edge to any look! For warmer months, switch in studded gladiator heels.

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Nine West IceBlue Bootie – $60 at Endless.com
Satin Floral Dress – $24.99 at Charlotte Russe
Madden Girl Lusterus Platform T-Strap Pump – $54.95 at Endless.com

3. Leather or snakeskin accessories. Cinch the waist of your sundress with a studded leather belt, or add a python bangle or clutch.

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Ted Rossi Python Medium Bangles – $95 at Vivre.com
Prezzo Baby Python Cut Out Clutch – $35 at Endless.com
Tory Burch Feather Edge Studded Belt – $225 at Tory Burch

4. Leather leggings. Planning on rocking that sundress past summer and into fall? Add a pair of leather leggings to cover up your legs and change the look. Pair with the booties you used in #2!

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Floral Chiffon Dress – $44.50 at Alloy
Juicy Couture Faux Leather Leggings – $78 at ShopBop

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