It’s time for another Triple Threat Fashion Piece post. I have received great feedback after my first installment of the series featuring destroyed jeans (initial post can be read here). It looks like most of you can relate to using one piece to the fullest and recycling pieces from our wardrobes to come up with fresh outfits.

I decided to give a little more detail for each outfit, my thought process behind it with some style tips along the way. Today’s triple threat piece, seen below, is the sleeveless, green slim fitting dress by Tinley Road (found here at Piperlime) with leather detail on the shoulders.

Outfit 1

green leather detail dressFor my first outfit I combined the dress with black opaque tights,super comfortable Rockport suede black pumps with Adidasย adiPRENE (can be found here) so I can keep up with my monsters if I need to, (found here on sale) , and a statement necklace from Wantable. I also added a structured black clutch that holds my phone and credit cards. Buffolo-face-necklaceMy statement necklace is original, and a bit out there; and of course I adore it. I think it gives the simple dress an attitude; and I love seeing my friends do a double take to figure out what it is. ๐Ÿ™‚ My other Wantable pieces can be seen here and hereย and here.

Style Tip: I encourage you to experiment with different statement necklaces to elevate your plain tops and dresses. Don’t rule out any style without at least trying it on once. (remember how you had to try new food at least once when you were a kid ๐Ÿ™‚ same idea ) Even if at first it’s totally out of your comfort zone; you may end up liking a style you have not tried yet.

down-the-stairs-with-black-jacketTo finish off the first outfit I wore my studded collar Rhyme and Echo jacket.( Mine is sold out, similar can be found here.) I would wear this to a date night with my husband,nice dinner with the family, or to drinks with friends.

Style Tip: The classic shape on the jacket combined with the rebellious studs is the perfect combination to add some more interest to the outfit. Mix up different styles to find balance.

Outfit 2

ikat-print-sittingMy inspiration for the second outfit was a casual day spent in a leisurely pace. I was imagining a day visiting my favorite museum, stopping by a bookstore, and having a cup of coffee. Also because this day would include lots of strolling around, I would need shoes just like my wedge boots pictured above. (a couple of seasons ago Banana Republic, similar here)ย  If you are a girl who shies away from heels for comfort; I wholeheartedly recommend wedges. They are such a happy medium.

shoulder-bag-and-ring-detailI added my colorful, coziest open front cardigan from Stitch Fix to the outfit. A piece like this is a must have for any wardrobe I believe; useful for winterizing a summer dress (I love to mix up seasonal pieces too) or to quickly add charm to an otherwise basic piece like my dress. To keep both my hands free, I added a small cross body bag with a chain strap.( also from BR previous seasons, similar here) I further multitasked my accessories by wearing the Wantable ring I also used in my first post of the triple threat series. (Here)

down-the-stairsA warm floppy hat, cream lace tights, Monet Bouquet Earrings,& a gold cage necklace both from Jewelmint completed the look.

Style tip: Using lace tights make a heavily covered outfit feel lighter, more breathable.

Outfit 3

city1As I love to find new ways to re-purpose my fashion pieces, if the fit is right, I also use my dresses as skirts worn with a top over. I am always into cool graphic Tee’s. This V neck Tee worn with the endsย  tied in a knot makes my dress into a pencil skirt. Black high heel boots add a touch of glam to the rocker inspired look. I could easily see myself wear this anywhere; and most definitely to a concert.

Style tip: Tying the front ends of your Tee into a knot is the perfect way to define/slim your waist.

T-detailClose-up of the graphic and the tied knot

accessories jewelmintFinal touches to the outfit with edgy earrings and a black large cuff bracelet both from Jewelmint.

I invite you to identify pieces from your closet to re-use. The opportunities with good foundation pieces are as endless as your imagination. I would LOVE to hear how you multitask your pieces. Which staple items do you make work overtime for you?
Leave me a note or e-mail me with any questions. I would be so delighted if you joined me via my social media @ Bloglovin, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Xoxo, Elif

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  • Tban

    Thanks for the tips Elif. The dress is beautiful. Very simple yet stylish. I would have never thought of wearing it under a shirt. I will definitely give it a try. So far i am loving the Stitch Fix pieces you have shown. I thinking about giving it a try. How does it work though? I am an online shopaholic but have never tried any boxes.

    • @Tban thx for the sweetness ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy to give you a new idea; let me know when you try the shirt over a dress. I would love to see a pic!<3 <3
      Stitch Fix is one of my top fave subs; I can't get enough of them LOL You can find my detailed info of how it works and some examples of the pieces they carry,here in my January and December SF reviews. Let me know if you have any questions, XOXO, ELif

  • I love, Love, LOVE your outfit with the cream lace tights and warm floppy hat. Would you call the top a Cardigan?? That’s my favorite piece of the outfit. I recently purchased a beautiful Cardigan that I absolutely love. My hubby doesn’t like it (haha), but I get many compliments from women when I’m out and about. So for me, it’s perfect! ๐Ÿ˜‰ <3

    • Hi Belinda welcome to the boxqueen <3<3<3 So happy you stopped by! Yes the second top is an open front cardigan. It's one of those pieces I use frequently; over dresses, leggings, jeans. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I am curious about your cardigan; you have to send me a picture!
      Btw you made me smile; sometimes my hubby does not like my fashion choices either ( the glammed up track/harem pants as of late comes to mind haha) but we dress for ourselves right?
      I also read somewhere that women dress to impress friends and other women; seems like your mission accomplished :)) Come visit me again anytime. XOXO, Elif

  • Fashionguru

    Love love all three of the outfits! Sexy, cozy and sporty but all chic and beautiful. I would definitely try a shirt on one my dresses. I have a similar one and never thought it would look cute with a shirt on top. Thanks for the tips

    • Great to hear you like the outfits and the style tips Fashionguru and you are very welcome! Definitely try the shirt over dress look; so easy to do and it opens up the dress to so many new outfit combinations:) Be sure to send me a pic when you try it; would love to see! Talk soon, XOXO, Elif

  • Brittany

    Wow, very creative! My favorite is #2. I would not have thought the shirt trick. Very cool!

    • Thxs so much Brittany; I love #2 as well as it represents my everyday style <3<3 Talk soon, XOXO, Elif

  • I love this dress! I immediately went to your link to try to buy it, but it’s already sold out on Piperlime. Looks like I’ll have to do some creative research/shopping. I just bought a tee very much like it though that I’ve been dressing up and down all sorts of ways! Loved your post.


    • Hey Michelle so happy to hear you liked the post! <3<3 wow the dress must have sold out fast; sorry to hear that:( Let me know if you find something similar; would love to see!
      I will look for it online and change the link if I can find it currently selling elsewhere. I am very curious about your new tee; you have to show me a pic.:) Talk soon, XOXO, Elif

  • Love the jewelry, especially the necklace. I loved how you showed 3 different ways to wear the dress. Love the look! Great post.


    • Hi Hazel so happy to hear you like the one piece three looks idea:) Also love that we share the same taste for unique jewelery pieces! Thx so much for stopping by! Xo,Elif

  • I seriously cannot decide which of these looks I like the most!
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    • Signe, this gave me a big smile ๐Ÿ™‚ Makes me so happy you like them all! <3<3 XO, Elif

  • Ohmigosh, this totally is a Triple Threat Fashion Post! I love all the looks! You’re so glamorous. And how fabulous is that statement necklace? I would have never worn it like that.

    • Karen, you always have the nicest things to say; so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ Thx so much! Glad to know you like the necklace; cool thing for me about fashion is to mix and match styles ๐Ÿ™‚ <3<3 XOXO, Elif

  • I love all these looks. You have a good eye for style!

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    • Justin, thx so much for the kind words and for saying hi! Xo, Elif

  • sibel

    My favorite staple item is my long/sleeve white shirt. It is truly versatile; I can use with jeans, skirts, inside business suits,or with scarves, necklaces, etc. I believe it creates a positive image.

    • Sibel I love a long sleeve shirt as well. You’ve listed some great ways to use it. It’s a “never out of style” piece for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thx so much for sharing! XO, Elif

  • What a great dress! Too bad it’s sold out, I might have snagged one. I think you styled it in a lot of great ways. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Amanda welcome to theboxqueen and happy that you liked the outfits ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish there were more of the dresses ; it was such a great deal too. Hope to talk soon, XO, Elif

  • The Fashion Fraction

    I like the second look a lot, the cardigan is fabulous

    • @The Fashion Fraction thx <3<3 The cardigan is a daily favorite! XO, Elif

  • Very cute dress. I like the layering with the large cardi ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I am glad you like it ๐Ÿ™‚ My most used version is the casual combo with the cardigan ๐Ÿ™‚ XO, Elif