Gosh I love doing this long-running series on the blog for you guys! Not only does it show you how to get the most out of cool pieces, but I get to let the creative juices flow to think of all the different uses for the item that I’m talking about! Win / Win!

So this time, I wanted to show you a gorgeous dress, sen to me by the lovely team at Adrift, a Brisbane label making casual style that one little bit easier! Here’s the dress on the model from the Adrift website, and why I love it…..

SHOP THE FROCK: AARNA Dress in navy check $166^

Best Bits:

  • tie waist – allows you to adjust the fit to suit your frame
  • cotton/viscose blend, so great to layer now, but will give you sleeved option that is still cool in winter
  • available up to a size 22
  • pockets – need I say more?

And here are just three of the different ways you could wear it, using similar pieces in your wardrobe…..



Always looking for summer work dresses with a bit of a sleeve? This is the perfect piece then! button it through, use a necklace or a jacket to create some shape over your bust, and add a heel.

adrift button-through dress

adrift button-through dress


adrift button-through dress

I’M WEARING: Adrift AARNA Dress in navy check $166^ + Saben “Dash” bag in Pacific $420 + Alias Mae boots (old season) + Forever New necklace (old season)

Sizing note: I’m a standard 12 with a bigger bust and I’m wearing a M/L



This is the perfect weekend frock for when you’ve done with the jeans. You can add a cami underneath, or a jacket over the top in this cooler weather (hello Spring??). But it’s also a great frock to throw on as the seasons warm up!

Work it back with wedges, or sandals for a comfortable and stylish dress to wear all weekend! I also love the slightly longer length, it means I can still hang out with the tiny human on the floor, or the ground and not worry about showing my knickers to the world haha

adrift button-through dress

adrift button-through dress

I’M WEARING: Adrfit AARNA Dress in navy check $166^ + Shopbop bag (old season) + Trenery wedges (old season)



I think this is my favourite look. I love when you can change the functionality of a garment into something completely different!

Because it’s a full button-through dress, you can just undo all of the buttons and wear it duster/kimono style! If you’re going to rock it this way, make sure that whatever you’ve got going on underneath (be it dress or pants) is slim-fitting. If you have anything else too baggy, you risk the whole “is it a jacket, or is it her dressing gown” kinda look – know what I mean?

adrift button-through dress

adrift button-through dress

button-through dress

I’M WEARING:  Adrift AARNA Dress in navy check $166^ + Birdsnest”Walking on Clouds” tee $59.95 (gifted) +  Bohemian Traders distressed skinny jeans $154^ + Joanne Mercer boots (old season)


This dress is certainly one of those pieces that you might walk past if you saw it hanging on a rack, because you might not see how it can translate on a body, but once you’ve got it on, you’ll never want to take it off!!

It would be such a great piece to travel with, for work or pleasure and has a classic look that will never go out of style!

So which is your favourite way to wear it? Tell me in the comments below!

Until Next Time, In Love & Style Always,


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