LuLaRoe Carly Dress Styling For Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe

I’ve been working on creating a capsule wardrobe for some time. You can read about how I got started making a capsule wardrobe in this post, or learn to create a capsule wardrobe for your kids here. LuLaRoe makes up a big chunk of my small wardrobe because of its ease of wear for a busy Mama like me. It’s modest, comfortable and flattering.

There is nothing better for running errands or doctor visits than an adorable LuLaRoe outfit because all you have to do is throw it on and go look awesome. No amount of Minimalism is gonna pull me away from my LuLaRoe! 😉 Today, I want to share with you 4 super cute new ways that I’ve been styling my LuLaRoe Carly dress for summer!

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LuLaRoe Carly Dress Styling For Your Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Here’s the thing, the keynote, if you will. LuLaRoe is amazing because of its versatility. This single trait alone makes LuLaRoe so perfect for capsule wardrobes. When you make the conscious choice and put in the effort required to create a capsule wardrobe then any items you hold in your closet will either a) bring you joy when you see or wear it or b) give you a ton of usage out of it. For example, I don’t necessarily love wearing my muddy farm boots as a fashion choice, but I do get a crap ton of use out of them when I’m feeding calves. Pun intended. Each piece of LuLaRoe will certainly earn its right to a space in your small closet. Let me show you what a Carly can do for your summer capsule wardrobe.

4 Super Cute Ways To Style Your LuLaRoe Carly Dress

LuLaRoe Carly Styling as a Wrap Dress with Faux Button

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This way of styling a LuLaRoe Carly Dress is super simple. It may be helpful to size up one or two sizes from your usual LuLaRoe sizing so that you can have a bit of extra fabric to wrap around you, but your usual LuLaRoe size may be just fine, too. In this picture I am comfortably wearing my regular size and, as you can see, styling the Carly as a wrap dress works beautifully!


How To Create This Look:

You will need: one quarter, or other flat circle, and a small rubber band (I used some like these.)

  1. With one hand, grab one side of the fabric of the LuLaRoe Carly Dress and pull it away from your body as wide as possible. Think bat wings, y’all.
  2. Ensure that the side seams are straight and perpendicular to the floor on each side. Smooth any wrinkles down with your free hand.
  3. Keeping the fabric pulled taut, wrap one side over to the opposite side and hold it there with one hand.
  4. With the other hand, flip up the bottom part of the dress and lay a quarter under a section of fabric where the two pieces meet. Hold the quarter in place and use a small rubber band hair tie to secure the fabric around the quarter. Done!

BONUS: You can use this technique to wrap both sides if you go up one or two sizes. Experiment with securing the wrapped pieces in different spots to create new effects each time!

Styling the LuLaRoe Carly with Faux Button Accents

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This version of styling the LuLaRoe Carly Dress is based on using quarters to create faux buttons. I think the Carly dress is beautiful just as it is, but these buttons add a little dose of adorable! Don’t you think??

How To Create This Look:

You will need: three quarters, or other flat circles, and three small rubber bands

  1. Look in the mirror and decide where you’d like your faux button accents to be on your LuLaRoe Carly dress.
  2. With one hand, slide one quarter underneath the dress into place where you’d like it.
  3. Secure the quarter in place with one small rubber band hair tie.
  4. Repeat until happy. Done!

BONUS: I think it’d be super cute to experiment using different sized coins grouped together!

LuLaRoe Carly Dress Styled Using a Flower Knot

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Now that you’re a pro using quarters to amp up the style of your LuLaRoe Carly Dress, let’s take it one step further and learn how to create a flower knot. Look at the way it stacks the fabric in the front of the dress to create beautiful ruching. Wear this look as is for a hott date night with your spouse, or wear the Carly dress over a pair of LuLaRoe leggings for a sweeter appeal.

How To Create This Look:

You will need: one quarter, or other flat circle, and two small rubber bands

  1. Look in the mirror and decide where you’d like your flower knot to be on your LuLaRoe Carly dress.
  2. With one hand, slide one quarter underneath the dress into place where you’d like it.
  3. Secure the quarter into place with one small rubber band hair tie.
  4. Now, with one hand, gather up the fabric around the faux button on the outside of the dress like you are making a funky ponytail. Don’t worry about the button except to center it on top of the fabric “ponytail” you’ve just made. Secure the ponytail with the other rubber band.
  5. Press on the faux button to smoosh it into place. The fabric of my LuLaRoe Carly Dress held the flower shape perfectly, but I guess you could pin it into place with a safety pin. I wouldn’t, but if you’re comfortable doing that then it would ensure the flower wouldn’t move at all.
  6. Admire your work! Isn’t it cuuute?!

BONUS: Play around with the location of the flower knot when you’re styling your Carly dress! Wouldn’t it be adorable to center a flower knot in the small of your back paired with leggings?!

Centered, Gathered Fabric on LuLaRoe Carly Dress

Styling a LuLaRoe Carly Dress for your LuLaRoe Capsule Wardrobe for Summer |

This is a handy technique to master because it pairs well with every LuLaRoe item. I first used it as a hack to make my LuLaRoe Irma tunic tops I had purchased in a size up appear more form fitting. If you feel that your LuLaRoe Carly Dress is too long in the back then you’ll love this styling hack, too!

How To Create This Look:

You will need: two small rubber bands

  1. Look in the mirror and decide where you’d like the center of your gathered fabric to be on your LuLaRoe Carly dress.
  2. With one hand, make a fabric “ponytail” on the underneath side of the dress. Gather as much or as little fabric as you’d like until the dress is the desired length.
  3. Secure the fabric “ponytail” with two small rubber bands or one regular ponytail holder. Ta-da! All done!!

BONUS: I’ve seen this technique used in some fun ways before. Try gathering the fabric under your bust, at your hip on one side, or on both shoulder blades. The ideas are really endless, y’all!

LuLaRoe Shop

While we’re talking LuLaRoe, I want to let you in on my favorite little LuLaRoe shop, LuLaRoe Vanessa Krista. This LuLaRoe shop is co-owned by Vanessa Simpson and Krista Anderson. Y’all are gonna love these girls! I’m talking all the heart eyes, y’all. I know Vanessa from wayyy back in high school. She has a goofy sense of humor that always gets a giggle out of me when I’m shopping with her and she’s oh-so sweet. I dare you to watch one live video of her and try not to have her personality win you over! I love this LuLaRoe shop for a lot of reasons, but one of the big ones is because these girls are military spouses who have given so much for our freedom.

LuLaRoe Vanessa +Krista

Vanessa + Krista

Special incentives they offer in their LuLaRoe Shop:

-free shipping on orders for military

-free shipping on orders over $100

-new inventory each week

-live “shop the box” sales each week + pop-up parties

And I’m super excited about this next one.

They are even offering an EXCLUSIVE bonus to my readers! Eeee!

How Does A LuLaRoe Pop-Up Work?

If you join their Facebook group and decide to host a pop-up party, you will get 1 free item just for hosting as an exclusive bonus just for you, my readers! On top of that, you will earn 1 free item for every 10 items your friends purchase. For example, if during your LuLaRoe pop-up your friends and other shop members collectively purchase 50 items then you will be able to choose 5 free items of your choice PLUS 1 additional item just for being a reader of MamaBear Martin!! Be sure and tell them MamaBear sent you! 😉

This is such a sweet offer and these girls are some of the best LuLaRoe shop owners I’ve experienced. If I were you, I’d get in contact with Vanessa and lock down a date in her calendar to host a pop-up in her LuLaRoe shop asap! You can find Vanessa on Facebook, Instagram at @lularoevanessasimpson or contact her directly using her email address vanessasimpsonlularoe{at} 

What’s your favorite styling hack for your LuLaRoe clothes? I’d love for you to share your favorite styles in the comments!

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P.S. I’m hosting a pop-up with Vanessa on July 7th! Join her FB group and let’s partyyy!

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