outfits – style

OOTD – How to wear summerdresses all year round

People often ask me how big my closet is, and to be honest it’s really not as big as you would think. And that’s partly because I don’t have a “summer wardrobe” and a “winter wardobe”, but because I wear the majority of my clothes all year round. Yes, even summer dresses!

Now I’m sure you would have thought of pairing it with tights and a sweater yourself, but here’s another neat little hack to try! Instead of thinking of layers on top of the dress, try working with layers underneath the dress. One of my favorite ways to do this, is by adding a blouse.

In this case I’m wearing a black wrapdress with ruffles from Belloya. It’s made of viscose, a very nice breathable fabric,which makes it perfect for warmer days. I’m combining it with a simply white blouse, et voila! Instant fall feeling. You can do this with all sorts of colours and prints. How about lace or sheer sleeves? Or a blouse in a contrasting colour? The combinatoin possibilities are endless, making this one of my favorite styling hacks for fall and winter.

This wrapdress fits like a dream and I’ve worn its orange-red sister a lot over the summer, so it’s definitely a great addition to my wardrobe. I also love the feminine touch of the ruffles, and the wonderfully long wrap so you can adjust it if you have a bigger belly too. I think every woman should own at least 1 wrapdress, and I can highly recommend this one.

What do you think of this look?

wrapdress – courtesy of Belloya, all opinions are my own. Find it here.
Blouse – C&A menswear division
Boots – Asos, sold out. Will be doing a post on boots soon!
Necklace – H&M
photography by Silverpixs

OOTD – party in blue

*gasp* Did I seriously forget to show you guys this one? Shame on me!

Alright, now that’s out of the way, let’s focus on this dress! This gorgeous number is from MS Mode and is supposed to be a knee length dress on… well… non-giants, but since I am vertically blessed it hits well above the knee for me. Which is totally fine, because that happens to be the perfect length to go out dancing all night! Just because my legs are chubby, doesn’t mean I have to cover them up right?

I’m always a sucker for a knot-detail in the waist, as I think it creates interesting lines for the eyes to follow as opposed to just being one plain block of fabric. It’s also supposed to “reveal a belly”, but I think with a fabric that is as thin and clingy as this one is there really is no escaping the VBO (visible belly outline). That’s cool though, because it’s designed with a bit of extra fabric covering that area, so you won’t have to worry about your jiggly bits being too much on display.

I fell in love with this gorgeous blue colour, but it also comes in a very classy black! It’s on sale at the moment and still available in a couple of sizes, so go have a look. I find it runs true to size, I’m wearing the biggest size in this one. I could have sized down for a more body con fit, but then it would have also fit shorter and a girl has her limits.

Dress – MS Mode, part of the Dress to impress collection – find it here
Shoes – New Look
Photography by Silverpixs