One of my favourite trends this summer has been Bardot dresses and tops. I adore there natural and casual look, as well as also looking like you have made an effort. They give a beautiful chic edge to any outfit, and I personally think that they look extremely feminine. It is a classic look, that I feel I will carry with my for many years. Over the summer I have bought myself a few different Bardot style dresses and tops, ranging from low end to high end high street, all with a different vision in mind. Overall my favourite had to be this beautiful blue dress from Zara, which I have been going back to time and time again over the past few weeks. The colour opens it up to go with so many different things in my wardrobe, it is comfortable and easy to wear and is a must if you are planning on eating a big meal! The fabric is perfect for warmer weather, as it is thin yet well made. I love everything about it, and can’t wait to style it in many more different ways next summer.
“Fashion changes constantly, but your style should be consistent, balancing the pieces that you go back to and what is on trend in the moment.”
I thought I would do a different kind of post, and show you how I would wear this dress in two completely different ways. I rarely do anything like this, but loved putting it together and am really pleased with how both looks turned out.
This is problem the more ‘out of character’ look for me, with more of a chic hippy vibe going on. I have noticed recently a lot of people wearing tunic dresses with cropped jeans’ trousers and have been really intrigued by the look. It is definitely not something I would have gone for, but really wanted to give it a go. The light blue colour of the dress is very subtle, so I didn’t want to add too much contrast in colour with the trousers. I chose white cropped trousers, as I feel the colours work perfectly together and have developed a more elegant look. To add a contrast to the outfit, I chose black converse to go against the white jeans, and a bright baby pink bag which works well with the dress. The colours all bounce off one another, and really bring the whole look together. I loved this look as something casual, going out for lunch or a coffee and walking around. It is warm, yet summery, and just something a bit different to what I would usually wear.
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Dress Zara (AW16)
Bag Ted Baker AW16
The second look I created was something much more me, and perfect for a summer evening out for dinner. The main reason I love this dress so much is that it is so versatile. I wore it so much when I was in Rhodes with the girls, as a beach dress in the day, and dressed up with some wedges or nice sandals in the evening. It was the best thing I took away with me, and I definitely have had my moneys worth! For the look I created here, I just chose my two favourite colour combinations, light blue and tan. Only three items complete this look, but the more I look at these photos the more I love it. I had the simple dress, with my Zara tan sandals (which i’m sure you’re sick of seeing) and my Michael purse. I bought this purse about a year ago in the Michael Kors store on the Kings Road, and it is still my baby. I use it everyday, and in the evenings I often use it as a small clutch. It is so pretty that I hate just keeping it hidden in my bag all day. To complete the look I just had my hair down, and a relaxed makeup look. If I were to wear this again I would love to wear a dark purple shade on my lips, perhaps Mehr from MAC.
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Dress Zara AW16
Shoes Zara similar
Purse Michael Kors (black) *in store*
– have a great weekend –
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