Dress Up or Dress Down

Dress Up or Dress Down

Hello fashionistas! Are you ready for some more insider fashion tips? C2A® is a slow fashion clothing brand meaning that we make each and every piece of clothing to be eternally loved! We believe that the best clothing can be styled in an endless number of ways, decreasing the amount of clothing you own, but expanding the ways you can wear what you have. Here is how to take any C2A® piece and dress it up or dress it down with accessories!

Dress Up

Whether you’re going out to dinner or to the bar with friends, there are a few accessories to keep in mind when you want to add a little extra to your outfit.

Fancy Shoes

It’s time to reach for those sparkly heels you have been waiting to wear, or those new pumps that would be perfect for the dance floor. Shoes are the perfect thing to complement an outfit and bring a whole other dimension.

  • Heals 
  • Boots


Eye Catching Jewelry

Dressing up with jewelry seems simple, but it’s important to keep in mind the vibe of your outfit. Consider your use of cool and warm tones, what color matches your skin tone the best, and how you can bring something to the outfit without taking away from your natural beauty. 

Of course, make sure you feel confident in what you’re wearing because confidence is sexy. Make sure you feel like you’re shining just as much as your jewelry!

  • Necklaces 
  • Bracelets 
  • Rings 
  • Earrings 

Bold Makeup 

There are plenty of new makeup looks out there so pick one and go for it! A bright lip shade or heavy highlighter can spotlight your natural beauty while adding elegance and sophistication to show you know what you’re doing/


  • Eyeshadow 
  • Lipstick 
  • Highlighter 


There are so many other ways to add a more high end look and fancy feel to your outfit. Find what highlights your fashion sense the best and go for it because you are the star of the show and the accessories are there to show you off

  • Tafari Wraps
  • Flowy Hat 
  • Purse 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Silk Scarf 


Dress Down 

Accessories can be key to wearing something you feel fashionable in while keeping it a bit more casual. 

Casual shoes 

One of the best ways to take a high end outfit and make it more casual is with the help of shoes. Adding sneakers to a suit look, flip flops with shorts, or slippers with jeans can dress down an outfit while keeping you looking fashionable. Keeping up with new trends is a great way to take some of your classic closet favs and styling them in ways you haven't before. 

  • Flip flops 
  • Sandals 
  • Sneakers 
  • Running Shoes 
  • Slip Ons 
  • High Tops 
  • Slippers 


Whether you are going to the beach, out to lunch, or into the city, adding layers to your ensemble will give you another opportunity to show off your unique style and set the vibe of your look.

  • Towel 
  • Wrap 
  • Cover Up 
  • Scarf 
  • Pull Over 
  • Baseball Cap


While this hack can help you dress up or dress down, choosing a more casual style bag can keep your outfit looking more relaxed. Bigger hand bags tend to dress down a look and designs and patterns can certainly add to the vibe you are going for.

  • Tote
  • Backpack 
  • Fanny Pack 
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