I am not typically a dress person.
I always seem to gravitate towards band tees, skinny jeans and trainers on the daily. This is definitely my 6AM brain telling me that these items equate comfort. Which in turn is exactly what I need for a long day of travel and work. But in reality, there are much more comfortable items that one could wear that aren’t skinny jeans. Pyjama party, anyone?
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I seem to always wear the same things, day in day out. I’m updating my wardrobe constantly (until it’s the emo/’80s ‘drobe of my dreams, FYI), but items remain on their hangers to only be viewed as opposed to actually worn. Which is the point of clothes, right? Unless you’re Princess Diana or someone and all of your clothes are kept in a museum or something, then it’s cool. There is a point to this whole ramble, I promise… We buy clothes to wear them. This year, I’ve made a promise with myself. And that’s that I’ll buy new clothes when I get the wear out of all of my current ones. That’s fair, right? (Although I DO have a serious craving to buy a cropped denim vest of dreams… But we won’t talk about that. *brandishes credit card*)
Fun fact: I bought this dress for my Christmas party last year. I live in casual attire as I’ve said before, so I needed something with a little “oomph” to spice up my collection. When I saw this adorable wrap-style tea dress, I had to have it. I’d seen them around for a while, but waited patiently until I found the perfect one. Which just happened to be in the New Look sale at the end of last year. It is a tad short, but seeing as I have legs as long as the Berlin Wall, this is’t surprising. It’s also a smidge too boob-y for my taste. But pinning it to your bra or wearing a lace cami sorts this instantly.
Going forward, I feel like there’s plenty of ways that I can wear this dress. It can be styled super cute and feminine with pointed flats and a blazer. Or my way, with a faux fur jacket and grunge-y flatform boots. I live for versatile pieces like this, as well as challenging myself on how I can style them. I think it’s why I love fashion so much, it’s always changing and pushing us to go outside of our comfort zones. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m quite an avid fan of doing that. On that vein, I’m seeing lots more dress-styling in my future. Stay tuned, I guess!
What’s your favourite kind of wear-all little black dress?