Good evening lovelies! I've got a couple outfit proposals to share we you. The 'star' of this post is a red midi dress with statement sleeves I bought last summer. I typically don't do impulse buys, but when I tried on this dress I knew it had to be mine. Have you ever heard of that rule that you shouldn't buy an item if you can't think of at least five ways to wear it? Well, that's a great rule but I decided this dress was worth the buy even if it wasn't the most versatile item. However, now it seems I can think of a five ways to wear it. Where there is a will there is a way. When I tried this dress on again, I realized that I'll be able to layer it for spring. It needn't be only a summer dress.
1. WITH A VINTAGE HAND PAINTED BLAZER
Romantic soul that I am, I simply can't resist a dress that has ruffles. This one has statement sleeves with both ruffles and tassels. It is precisely because of its ruffled statement sleeves that I doubted that I will be able to layer this dress and thus make most of it. However, recently I tried it on and I realized that the statement sleeves don't get into the way of my vintage blazer. I even like the tassels that are peaking through. I wouldn't be able to wear this dress with a regular blazer, but with an oversize one, it looks really good. You can't even tell there are massive ruffled sleeves hiding under.
|HOW TO PAINT A HEART PATTERN WITH TEXTILE PAINTS?|
I love the vintage cut of this beige blazer but to make it even more awesome, I opted for a DIY project. Yes, some time ago I personalized this beige blazer by painting hearts on it. I love the combo of beige and red, it's always so eye-catching. I think that the hearts fit this blazer quite well. This was a pretty easy DIY project. Painting hearts with textile paints is a walk in a park, especially if you handled textile paints before. If you're looking for some textile paints DIY project inspiration, feel free to check out my previous posts here, here, here, here, here , here , here , here , here and here.
2. WITH A VINTAGE SKIRT (A PART OF A MATCHING SET)
One of my favourite ways for layering dresses is by wearing a skirt over them. That way I get to turn dresses into tops and blouses. I think that's probably the reason why I don't have many tops. I typically wear dresses under my skirts, especially vintage ones. I think this creates a clean silhouette and it stops me from worrying about underskirts and slits. I do like how this red dress looks layered under this vintage floral skirt.
|A MATCHING FLORAL VINTAGE SET|
|A VINTAGE FLORAL TOP WORN WITH A SKIRT|
I just love two piece sets, they're super practical and versatile. We can wear them on their own, and we can pair them together. This skirt is a a part of a floral vintage two set, a matching skirt and short sleeved blouse. I love wearing these two items both individually and together. Floral sets are amazing. One of the most fashion forward ways to wear them is by matching them with other patterns. Nothing beats a bit of pattern mixing.
|ANOTHER SUMMER DRESS I LAYERED WITH THIS VINTAGE FLORAL SKIRT|
Once it gets warmer you can wear this dress on its own. Just pair it with a pair of tights and heels and you should be all set to go. A nice clutch might be all you need to turn this dress into a night out look. Scroll down to see how I wore this dress for spring but also how I styled it last summer.
|HOW I STYLED THIS DRESS LAST SUMMER|
|DIY HAND PAINTED BAG|
That would be all! Thank you for reading & visiting this little place of my own. I probably won't be able to post tomorrow, that is why I published a bonus post tonight (well, it's around 1 am so technically it is tomorrow, but you know what I mean). xoxo