Posts Tagged ‘lace dress’
There are so many gorgeous dresses filtering in right now. With summer occasions on the horizon make your pieces really multi-task by styling them with those wardrobe must-haves to take them from weekend to wedding. Denim and biker jackets are your perfect dress down basics. Throw on a pair of trainers and whether you’re in full-on lace or floor sweeping florals like this Topshop piece, £59, you’ve turned night into day. Natalie x
Designers and the high street alike are all loosening up lace, taking the usual classic shift dress style and giving it more of a modern spin with a little quirky sleeve detail here or a complete dress shape overhaul there. This means that your lace dress is not stuck in the realms of occasion dressing only. We’ve already seen some fabulous navy pieces from Whistles, Zara and Phase Eight on the blog. The sugary mint shade of this H&M piece adds a fresh alternative (it also comes in a blush colour). Dress it down with an espadrille and straw hat for a casual but chic lunchtime look. Vamp it up with a slinky heel and give a strong contrast with a black clutch. Note to self: you could also style this for evening with a pastel pink sandal. Natalie x
STYLE ADVICE: I am looking for an outfit for a wedding end of May. Would love something pink but stylish, with pieces I will wear again.
ANSWER: You can make some clever fashion purchases now that will multi-task their way through your wardrobes from wedding to chic weekend look. They key to getting that wedding outfit right is to play with differing shades of one colour and textures to make things look modern and stylish without being too match-matchy.
1. Damsel In a Dress dress £189: Lace immediately spells ‘occasion dressing’ and this figure-flattering shift does just that. There are a number of ways to style this piece so that it does not feel too old fashioned. You want to create an elegant mood with a modern spin. Silver, gold or nude sandals are the ideal pairing for this for a wedding. For a sleek evening dinner, style with a strappy black sandal and silver drippy earrings. Post-wedding, add a fabulous tan leather wedge and fitted denim jacket, large sunglasses and wide-brimmed hat for a cool weekend lunch:
2. Damsel In A Dress jacket £149: I’m sticking with pinks for this look but the key when opting for one colour is to play around with shades and textures. It breaks things up and keeps things from looking like a matchy-matchy uniform. This jacket will shape-up a jeans and t-shirt look for a casual occasion:
3.J. Crew sandals £258: J. Crew has some great summer sandals like these silvery metallic linen ones that will carry you through all summer events:
4. Mark T. Burke hat £210: Going for a deeper dusky pink, this headpiece adds just the right amount of dramatic flourish to this look:
5. Carvela bag now £29: A metallic shoulder bag adds he perfect finishing touch. This piece will also work perfectly with an LBD or to spruce up that jeans + jacket + t-shirt look: