Remember a little while ago I shared three dresses that I thought would work for every occasion in your wardrobe this summer? Well, I went on to buy this one, from Atterley Road and today I thought I would share how I wore it.
Second Female Guess dress, Atterley Road
As I type, I’m actually wearing this dress at home with the same belt that I wore it with in the first photo, on holiday. It’s an oversized style and without heels it could look a bit too big for the day so a belt gives it a completely different look. It’s thin and cool for summer and the open back detail adds a little extra something which is more subtel when belted and worn with a jacket and scarf layers.
Back home on a chilly May evening I headed to a party, throwing on a leather jacket for a little edge and wearing peep toe boots. Had it been warmer I probably would have worn some super strappy sandals but in even colder weather I have worn it with tights and boots too. As you can see it’s quite the multi-functional piece.
So ladies, I hope I’ve inspired you to find that perfect multifunctional piece and alos reminded you that spending a little more for the right item doesnt necessarily mean you’ll go short in the wardrobe department.
Wear. It. Everywhere.
Ikat print dress, NW3 // Bibi multi printed shirt dress, Lolly’s Laundry // Zig zag print dress, Jigsaw – all at Atterley Road
If I had to give my biggest piece of advice to those wanting to make their wardrobe or fashion budget go further, it would be to wear your clothes more. What? ‘Are you mad’ I hear you cry? Of course I don’t mean layering up underneath your pyjama’s, I mean wear your clothes out of the situation you planned to wear them in. Layer a jumper over a dress and voila, a new skirt. Put a shirt under the same dress and make it work appropriate. Accessorise with a crossbody bag and flat sandals for a day time look, then pile on a chunky statement necklace and pointed heels for night time elegance. I completely understand women who can’t justify an expensive dress for a single wedding they’re attending that summer, but when you’re wearing it over and over combined with other things, you get miles more out of your wardrobe and more importantly, you cut back on the wast and dubious morals of throw-away fashion. And lets face it, saving it for best just relegates a dress to the back of your wardrobe only to be over looked next summer when something you prefer comes along.
Each of these dresses caught my eye for their easy to wear, flattering shape (the central dress is less cocoon looking when worn,) hitting at just the right length to showcase your legs in heels, yet play them down for day. The patterns are incredible, the colours muted enough to not look out of place if the weather won’t play ball this summer, and I think they’ll all do double duty in early/mid pregnancy and while you’re getting back into shape post-baby too, should you require it. 😉