One Dress, Six Ways

One Dress, Six Ways

There are tons of great dresses in our summer collection, but today we’re focusing on just one. We took a simple drop waist dress and styled it six different ways to give you some ideas for how you can take your favorite style to the next level and into seasons to come.

On its own, the AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress is perfect for day to day activities and just needs a pair of great wedges, some stacked bracelets and your favorite purse to set it off.

Malia Murphey American Eagle Outfitters AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

Look one: Keep it simple with wedges and your favorite bag.

Shop the look:

AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

AEO Quilted Crossbody Bag

AEO Studded Wedge Sandal

To add a little indie edge, layer on a classic denim vest and studded moto boots. Finish the look with a printed scarf and festival friendly fringe purse.

Malia Murphey American Eagle Outfitters AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

Look two: An indie take on the AE Drop Waist Dress.

Shop the look:

AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

AE Denim Vest

AEO Printed Scarf (similar)

AEO Macrame Fringe Clutch (similar)

AEO Bracelet Watch (similar)

 

Take this simple silhouette day to night by wearing it over your favorite skinny jeans or jeggings and adding metallic accessories.

Malia Murphey American Eagle Outfitters AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

Look three: Add jeans for a casual look.

Shop the look:

AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

AEO Faux Snakeskin Clutch

Jegging Ankle (similar)

AEO Braided Wedge Sandal

 

Stand out in prep perfect style. We love the unexpected addition of a classic chambray shirt underneath.

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Look four: Go preppy with a chambray shirt.

Shop the look:

AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

AE Denim Safari Shirt (similar)

AEO T-Strap Wedge Espadrille

 

Go boho by pairing the dress with an open knit sweater tank, fringed backpack and straw fedora. Add your go-to sandals and you’re ready to rock.

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Look five: Pair the AE Drop Waist Dress with a sweater tank for a boho look.

Shop the look:

AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

AE Shine Open Stitch Tank

AEO Straw Fedora

AEO Studded Shoulder Bag

AEO Beaded T-Strap Sandal

AEO Classic Bracelet Set (similar)

 

Dress things down wearing this style as a swimsuit cover up on the next level. This look is ready for the beach and beyond with printed espadrilles and a free-spirited head scarf.

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Look six: Take the dress to the beach as a cover-up.

Shop this look:

AE Drop Waist Ruffle Dress

AEO Printed Scarf 

AEO Round Sunglasses

AEO Rose Gold Wrap Bracelet (similar)

Meet the Cast: Malia

Meet the Cast: Malia

Meet Malia, a surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii. She’s from the North Shore of Oahu and loves to surf. Hear more about it in her confessional video with American Eagle Outfitters.

Follow Malia:

Twitter: @maliamurphey

Instagram: @maliaaaa

Tumblr: http://maliamurphey.tumblr.com/

Check out Malia’s Pinterest board to learn more about her and see her favorite AE styles.

 

Song: “Demon Dance” by Surfer Blood

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