The Bold & Basic rule

LC by Lauren Conrad

When it comes to stocking my spring wardrobe with dresses it always comes down to the bolds and the basics. Whenever I stumble across the perfect dress I usually have the urge to buy it in every color, pattern and print. My rule for dresses, when I'm not buying for a specific event, is to keep it as basic as possible, by sticking with classic silhouettes in solid colors. By keeping your main piece simple, you'll be free to run wild with the additions and layovers. A bright pink blazer like this or a teal statement necklace like this will always steal the focus allowing you to get away with rocking the same dress over and over before anyone notices. Whenever it comes time to pack, it's these basic dresses that dominate my suitcase. While the basic rule is super budget friendly, late night online shopping isn't so much. And unfortunately I've been more than a little guilty of participating in the latter. So in order to avoid maxing out my plastics, I've decided to share some of my favorite bolds and basics with you! Click the picture to shop the look. Which brand are you crushing on the most?

Tibi
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Aqua
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ASOS
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Marc by Marc Jacobs
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Rachel Zoe 
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Frock Candy
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72 comments:

  1. I really like the dresses lauren! pity that in Italy do not sell them: (

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  2. So beautiful!! I like the ASOS ones the best I think.

    Xox Soph

    http://sophlife.blogspot.com.au

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  3. Love the right one from FRock Candy!

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  4. I really like Tibi and Rachel Zoe collection (I love her, how can i stop loving her collection??), but I didn't know about Aqua and now i loved it!!
    I agree with you: the simple dresses are the best to wear because you always look perfect without lot of complication and finally are the ones that yu use more.
    Fantastic post sweetie!! :D

    xoxo

    eLi

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  5. Loving the Marc by Marc Jacobs dresses!
    Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  6. Great advice. Basic dresses are always fun to dress up. I love frock candy and aqua the best. Great post girl.

    Www.minaswall.blogspot.com

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  7. This is such a smart post and very helpful. I always buy too many bold dresses and then never wear them again. Great advice. My faves r Rachel and Frock Candy. Xoxo

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  8. I absolutely adore Asos, but Frock Candy and Marc Jacobs have some gorgeous things too.
    X Jane
    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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  9. I've never heard of Frock Candy before but that second dress is to die. Quick question, how do you manage to always come up with unque post? Bravo Hun.

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  10. Is that the aqua dress you were wearing on the fan page last week? Beautiful

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  11. Amazing post. I want all the dresses.

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  12. the last dress looks beautiful, nice ;)
    greetings

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  13. Such sweet dresses. And congrats on the whole LC thing, have been voting!

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  14. love the tip to keep dresses simple so you have a plain palette to play with! love aqua and frock candy!

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    Заходите в гости)))
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  16. Wow lovely dresses so grt for summer!
    Btw be sure to check out my new post
    Xoxo

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  17. Those frock candy dresses are definitely my favorite :)
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm loving both LC dresses - would buy them in a heartbeat! Your dress tips make so much sense... going to have to remember to stick to basic dresses next time I'm out shopping!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  19. i am all about basics too when it comes to spring.beautiful choices,i adore the asos and marc jacobs dresses!
    amazing post.

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  20. Those dresses by TIBI has my heart. :)

    IAmGuyanese

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  21. I love the 2 LC dresses, so cute!!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. Love them all! Wouldn't know which one to choose.
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

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  23. So true. This a great method to think about wen shopping for dresses. That Rachel Zoe maxi is stunning.

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  24. I love the Frock Candy dresses. So simple and chic.

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  25. i tottaly agree with you, it makes them so much more wearable, and love the last two dresses !
    xx ish
    http://tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com/

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  26. I always find myself leaning towards the basic dresses so that I can go crazy with the colors and accessories. But please please get that peach polka dot dress! I would DIE to see that on you!

    :) Ewa

    http://ewalooksattheworld.blogspot.com/

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  27. You have turned me on to Frock Candy! I absolutely love their stuff and can't wait to buy some, especially that powder blue dress in the picture above!

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  28. Those Rachel Zoe dresses are amazing! But I love all of the dresses in the LC Lauren Conrad line... maybe why I haven't bought one yet, I can't choose!!!!!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  29. Definitely love that purple peplum Aqua dress.

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  30. The purple aqua dress WOW WOW WOW

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

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  31. I love the Asos dresses, so chic and simple!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  32. Great choices!

    www.thepursesnatcher.net

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  33. Great pieces, I especially love the Aqua-ones!

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  34. I love the Lauren Conrad, ASOS, and Rachel Zoe pieces the most. I tend to forget about basic peices and how necessary they are when I am shopping and see amazing prints or colors. But having a lot of basic pieces is really important in creating multiple looks with one piece. Maybe now that I read you saying it, it will actually stick hahaha.

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  35. Beautiful! So excited for summer to wear this kind of thing again. Crazy about this, the Asos dress is so pretty and the blue Marc Jacobs is amazing!

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  36. Love these dresses and congrats on making it to the top 2 in the contest! So happy for you!

    xoxo
    headoverhighheelss.blogspot.com

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  37. These are all beautiful dresses! Great choices! Love the LC, the Tibi, and the Marc Jacobs the best. So excited for summer b/c that means more dresses!!

    xoxo
    Rachael

    www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

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  38. I don’t think you can go wrong with the LC collection! Love

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  39. Thanks for your sweet comment! I love this post. Spring dresses are such a staple right now. I really love the LC dresses! Beautiful colors.

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  40. Love the dresses by Rachel Zoe and Frock Candy!

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  41. Great advice!!! I love LC Lauren Conrad Butterfly Shift Dress Set ever since she first showed it on her site!! I'm also currently making my own dresses for the summer. That way they first JUST RIGHT!

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  42. I absolutely love the dresses for frock candy! I also like the ASOS and the LC by Lauren Conrad dresses.

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  43. I love the lilac dress from asos!!! Have to check their online store right now;)

    Wanna follow each other? I start right now;)

    Kisses from Berlin

    www.amihipnow.com

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  44. I am in love with that navy shirt dress.

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  45. You are so right! When it gets warmer in CT, all I wear are dresses, simple, easy, and fun to wear.

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  46. i love everything marc jacobs! its so fun! ilove summer dresses!

    xo Kelly

    *DONT FORGET TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY*

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  47. LOVE Marc Jacobs! Just got his Petal to the Metal Natasha bag! Just posted about it!

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  48. I just adore Rachel Zoe...someday I want to afford a dress from her line. That maxi is one of my current favourites!!!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

    Enter my Shabby Apple GIVEAWAY!!!

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  49. So true! Accessories can totally make the outfit.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  50. so wonderful dresses! I love it!
    please visit me in free time, maybe you want to follow each other ?:)
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  51. For great basics I really love the blue dress by "Aqua," but if I had to pick the best it would hands down go to Rachel Zoe. She is really hitting the nail on the head with each new line she produces. Love her!!

    Vonae Deyshawn
    www.myvirtueplace.com

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  52. Lovely dresses!

    Hope you can help me with my entry for the Spring Bloom Contest. Votes and favorites will be really appreciated! Thank you so much dear! http://www.chictopia.com/photo/show/637833-Floral+Destination-black-stripes-from-bangkok-top-blue-floral-thrifted-skirt

    Arra
    theprincessonthebrink.blogspot.com

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  53. So beautiful pieces! I am giving away $50 to ASOS and I would love for you to stop by an enter!
    xoxo
    Morgan
    http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com/2012/04/50-to-asos-giveaway.html

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  54. love the fancy long maxi Rachel Zoe dress- although don't know where I'd have to wear it, but it sure is lovely!

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  55. I need that frock candy polka dotted number in my closet.
    xo girlie!

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  56. Beautiful dresses! especially love the blue Asos one :D

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  57. i love them all... so useful in so many occasions! Happy weekend!

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  58. Love this!

    http://www.tulipsandtulle.blogspot.com/

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  59. I really do think that I need a better mix of prints in my closet!

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  60. I love these selections - so gorgeous!!

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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