How to Wear Contrast Collar Dress (Without Looking Preppy)

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brb.

As you probably know by now, I'm off to the Dominican Republic tomorrow for the long weekend and some much-needed R&R. I'll be snapping and instagram-ing it up all weekend—did you really expect me not to, though?—so make sure you're following along on both platforms (@styleoperator)!

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about the look

I picked up this dress for $23 (!) from Zara's "Special Prices" section—one of the best kept secrets (you're welcome!), and though I was hesitant about the contrast collar, I figured I could probably style it in a way that didn't look too preppy.

Rather than pairing it with my usual "pretty" accessories, I went with edgier pieces like this medicine bag (another Zara find), black boots, and this trench dress which doubles as an overcoat (oh wait, another Zara find!). 

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photography by bri elledge

Wearing: Zara dress {$23, on sale} + jacket (also styled here) {$23, on sale} + bag {$50}, Sam Edelman boots (previously worn here), gifted sunglasses

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