Friday, March 29, 2013

how i'd wear: the embellished dress........

Versatile. Perhaps not a word you'd often associate with your sartorial choices. And maybe not even a word you'd use to describe this Topshop dress.  

But isn't the best thing about any great acquisition it's ability to coexist happily in your wardrobe?

Living the life I do as a twenty something student with two jobs, yes I'm insane, there just isn't a great deal of occasions that traditionally call for a bedazzler of a dress like this. So I though I'd put my stylist hat on and show you How I'd Wear such an embellished number, with a more casual vibe.

Yes flats, green leopard print ones from Florsheim at that. Flats are the key to dressing down such a sultry shift. And of course the perennial favourite, a denim vest, this gem is from from Topshop. A simple black cross body bag from ASOS and some killer tortoise shell Bailey Nelson shades and you're set for what I imagine will be either of the following;
- An afternoon spent trawling outdoor vintage markets, flats are key here;
- Or a brunch hangout with your crew.
Both excellent ways to pass the time. 

Again with the flats, but this time they have a sporty connotation with these 410 black trainers from New Balance. Ditto for the Rag & Bone laser cut leather skater skirt and the Topshop slouchy denim shirt. Obviously you'd rip open those buttons and show the world your sparkly chest. Topped it off with a little leopard and leather in the form of a crazy good Minkpink clutch.
Skirt over dress is a look I'm very much in favour of. It's the old versatility thing again.
Side note how great are the New Balance trainers??
Last but certainly not least, a little simpler, a little more grown up, a little more dressy but still dressed down. Throw on a short sleeved Rick Owens winged jacket, black Senso booties, gold arm cuff by St Xavier and emerald green bag from Niclaire, it is the colour of the year after all.

Now that you've scrolled down to the final How I'd Wear picture, you'd have noticed that any form of heel is noticeably absent. This is not a mistake my friends, but a deliberate choice.
Taking such a dress and adding heels kind of, read does, negate the whole idea of making it more versatile and casual.
However, add a stunning pair of heels to any one of these looks and you've got an instant hit the town look. Such is the versatility of the embellished dress.

You have to be sick of that word by now!