Elevated Basics: The Floral Dress.
"It's a no from me?"
"What are thooose?"
or just ablatant laugh in your face.
Some of the many reactions you may or may not encounter with this dress-over-jeans thang. But, now and again I just love bending the rules. To be honest, I'm forever bending the rules.
This final look exemplifies win-win dressing at its best. The life hack of a dress versus separates for days when you can't find that top you're rummaging for and the statement of the Autumn floral print which means you have a look without having to go the extra mile.
Many would agree that this floral print dress is the perfect summer beach dress, whilst you're sipping on a pina colada in let's say... Gran Canaria? However, for a laid-back take, I've decided to layer over some jeans, reappropriating girliness and pretty much making it my own. When I first started blogging, one of the statements I reiterated was that "fashion has no rules." Wear what you want, when you want. As long as you're confident and happy in what you've put on, who cares what anybody else thinks? Life is too short to be living up to someone else's standards or expectations. *drops mic*
Photography by @ebun._
Swap out your statement blouse or top for a full-blown dress, with a longer sleeve length I suggest, crafting a fresh way to make your wardrobe work double time. You know the funniest thing is that many of you may think this is just EXTRA on another level or that a lot of effort has been put into creating this whole look but all it is is an illusion when in reality I've just taken a dress and put it over a pair of jeans.
The high slit allows a good proportion of the jeans to be seen while still being obvious that it is a dress. The juxtaposition of fabrics and the addition of an oversized denim jacket adds an extra edge, taking us back to the point I mentioned above about 'reappropriating girliness.'
I've kept accessories to a minimum to avoid making the look too busy and I plan on layering up as the weather gets colder, with a chunky knit. Isn't it just amazing how a chunky knit comes in handy for every type of outfit? And can we just say yassss to the sock boots? They're back this season higher and pointier, but I am left thinking that I could easily DIY the sock boot. Perhaps this is something to look out for on the blog...
Let me know your thoughts on dresses over jeans? Yay or nay?
Until next time,