#nylongirlproblems: accessorizing a party dress

if you’ve got it, flaunt it.

by rachael wang

Got fashion questions? We've got answers. Welcome to #nylongirlproblems, where every week our Market Director Rachael Wang answers your most pressing style quandaries. Need help? Tweet us your issues using the hashtag #nylongirlproblems, then check back to see what she says. Yes, it's that easy. You're so welcome.

The Question:

I don't know what to wear over my new silky black maxi dress to keep warm without covering the dress! Help!

The Answer:

My favorite way to mix up something silky and precious is with something tough or with lots of texture. Top your slip dress with a flannel shirt and an army jacket, a chunky oversized cardigan or a long faux fur coat. In the winter it's great to add combat boots and thigh highs. 

Obey Clothing Jacket -- $154

Ecote Classic Surplus Jacket -- $78

Vintage Army Jacket -- $158

Gap Fitted Boyfriend Shirt -- $49.95

J. Crew Flannel Shirt -- $89.50

AE Button Down -- $44.95

Joe Fresh Sequin Merino Cardigan -- $59

Theory Striped Cardigan -- $525

Vince Tweed Coat -- $289

Frye Combat Boots -- $258

Dr. Martens Triumph 1914 Boot -- $160

Steve Madden Leather Boots -- $149

Merona Over-the-Knee Socks -- $5.70

American Apparel Ribbed Sock -- $13

Hue Cable Knit Socks -- $12