The Thrifted Chic Style Challenge on Instagram always inspires me to dig into my clothes and come up with a different way to mix and match things. Today, I’m using a dress as a tunic to go over leggings.

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I love the comfort of leggings, but only like to wear them with a really long tunic to completely cover my thighs.

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I rarely wear dresses anymore but when browsing the dress racks to find clothing for resale, I came across this Forever 21 dress and thought it would look good over leggings. Gone are the days where I would actually wear it as a dress! In fact, there never was a day when I would have done that!

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It’s hard to see against the black leggings, but this is a black sweater dress with the striped overdress. The black dress underneath is as long as the striped overlay.

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To add a little color, I chose a chunky necklace and bracelets from this month’s Thrifty Treasures Jewelry Subscription box. (I should have crossed my arms the other way to give a better look at the bracelets).

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My leggings have a nice zipper detail at the ankle.

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My husband had a little trouble snapping photos because I wouldn’t stop talking to him!

Total cost of this outfit was under $14 (minus shoes):
Forever 21 dress ($4.00 at Goodwill)
Black cardigan ($3.00 at a local thrift)
Black Iman leggings (50 cents at yard sale still with the tags on)
Jewelry thrifted by Thrifty Treasures ($5.71)

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