I'd take this look to France, and my own little country house with a vegetable garden or vineyard would surely follow. I love this dress and would wear it all day, every day. It's light, and breezy and keeps you cool even when it's scorching hot. Bonus 1: the colours. Bonus 2: THAT collar. Joseph and his technicolor Dreamcoat would be jealous. Throw on some chunky sandals, a straw hat and bag, and off you go.
This dress is ultra-versatile. Wear it to work, wear it at home, wear it to the pub, wear it on holiday. Sandals work well, as do trainers. I wouldn't wear high heels with this, but if you want to be really cool, just go barefoot.
This look is my take on casual chic, combining a sporty top with fancy tracksuit bottoms, finished off with a bold red heel and a small sequin bag. This look works just as well with a pair of trainers - classic white or funky pink, in fact, any colour you like! I've worn this outfit with a combination of shoes, making it perfect for travel, running errands, shopping or just hanging out with friends.
Don't be afraid to wear animal print. If you're just starting out, team it up with a relatively plain piece of other clothing. Heels lift most outfits instantly, whereas trainers add a more casual touch. This can make an outfit very versatile, taking it from casual day look into classy night look. Accessorise to your heart's content - I prefer gold jewellery.
Most of the time, more is more. I wear this outfit to work, but I'd happily wear it to meet Barbie, too. You can lose the red blazer and pink tights if you get too warm or throw an oversized coat over this outfit (preferably a pink coat) for the colder months. The vintage skirt is beautifully swishy, the sky-blue blouse has adorable ruffles and the patent ballerina flats could give Dorothy a run for her money! Red heels would work with this look, too, and instead of the red blazer, you could substitute it for (you guessed it) a dark pink one.
Some people shy away from mixing pink and red, but I find it an absolute joy! If you're not convinced, you could leave the red blazer and just wear a pink skirt and sky-blue blouse. Open-toe sandals or a pair of wedges would also go with this outfit, and some ankle boots during the winter months.
Another versatile combo, suitable for a stroll in the park, mooching around the (charity) shops, or meeting a friend for coffee. You don't have to wear a frilly, floaty top; any crop top will do just fine. I wear this one because it gives the illusion of curves (which I don't naturally have). I find body cross bags uber-cool and practical; even better if you can mix and match the shoulder strap. I chose sandals because it was sunny and warm for once, but this outfit will also work with a pair of Converse or trainers.
Pink and green in any shape or form go well together, but you can choose some other colours for this look, too. Throw on a denim jacket when it gets cold, et voila! Your look is complete.
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