Monday, 2 May 2016

Bold Print Dilemma!

Recently I've been trying to incorporate more dresses into my midi skirt dominated wardrobe. Whenever I enter a shop I have an inclination towards separates such as skirts, culottes and blouses that I can mix and match as I please, similar to Cher’s virtual wardrobe in Clueless. Whilst considering an item of clothing, all the various combinations flash before my eyes, which will provide me with the final surge of motivation I need to pick it up and march towards the counter. Once in a blue moon when I do purchase a dress it tends to be a pinafore with a solid, consistent colour which I find easier to layer with a variety of colours, patterns, and textures; in short I prefer an item of clothing to be flexible. Hence why I rarely buy a dress with a bold print because I feel as though I must eliminate the possibility of several outfit combinations. 

This dress is the embodiment of all that I have described above, it was my last year’s Eid ul Hajj dress (a celebration marking the end of the 30 day fast).The midi dress is long sleeved with a 60’s yellow, green and pale peach floral print. Since the dress was such a bold statement piece, I decided to layer it with something on the minimal spectrum i.e. my trusty pastel blue blazer to compensate for the burst of colour which is my dress and to complete it, I have a white Peter Pan collar blouse poking out from underneath which I feel adds some character to the outfit. Finally, in order to give the slouchy fit of the dress an A-line property, I synched in the waist with a black belt.

Do you guys have any suggestions on how to wear this dress?

Outfit details: Zara dress (old), H&M blazer (old), thrifted blouse and belt, vintage cross body bag and scarf.