Styling a Plain T-Shirt Dress

The simple t-shirt dress should be one of the summer staples in your closet. For example, this Forever 21 dress I’m featuring today is a great fit because it is a mini but not tight, which gives it classier and elegant look. Also, I love the ribbed detail and the color. Better yet, you can get it for less than $16 here. So far, so good. Although if you’re like me – I stay away from sneakers and casual looks – you might need to get creative and dress it up a bit.

For this look, I opted for a pair of Dolce Vita fringe sandals and this eco-friendly Raven + Lily leather fringe necklace. There is something about fringe this season that I just can’t get enough of! I hope you like it too.

Last but not least, I can’t pass up on mentioning my favorite local retailer Desert Daisy Jewelry. Owned and operated by the very talented Emma Roberts, every piece you find on the website is handmade, even custom made based on your tastes and needs. This hairstick is my go-to item on bad hair days. Not only I don’t have to worry about frizzy hair, but I get tons of compliments on the hairstick. It is pretty unique and can be styled in so many ways.

Dress: Forever 21; Necklace: Raven + Lily; Fringe Sandals: Dolce Vita; Hairstick: Desert Daisy Jewelry

Eco-chic Styling With Raven + Lily

Summer brings new trends, brighter colors and lighter fabrics. Every season I like to add a few new staple pieces to my closet whether that means clothing or jewelry. I was recently introduced to Raven + Lily, an ethical fashion retailer using all organic and sustainable materials to produce unique artisan pieces. From clothing and jewelry to home goods, Raven + Lily offers modern handmade designs that preserve traditional cultures. Being a European myself, I always look for different accessories that will spruce up an outfit while making a statement. The Zia leather and metal fringe necklace below is a perfect example! It also comes in black, which is just as beautiful as the taupe color. You can browse more jewelry pieces from the brand here.

Which item would you love to style? Next on my list are some of these sustainable pillows.

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Jeans: Guess; T-shirt: H&M; Denim shirt: Gilt (similar here, here) ; Fringe necklace: Raven + Lily; Shoes: BCBGeneration x Saks Off 5th ; Watch: Guess;

This post has been sponsored by ethical fashion retailer Raven + Lily.

Photography: Ania Zboron