What better way to liven up pastel blue than with an unexpected pop of colour. For part 2 of my Moody Blues series I styled the Shire Dress by St Frock with some bright pumps, a cross body bag and leather jacket to make it Autumn appropriate.
Contrast Soft & Bright
Pastels don't have to be sugar sweet, for those less feminine, it is possible to work some edge into this style. I love this Shire Dress because it is soft, drops beautifully from the waist and has the zip detailing giving it a little point of difference. You can instantly liven up a pastel with a bright pop of colour. Powder blue and punchy red might seem like a strange pairing but it just works and these Billini satin pumps are just the right amount of fun. This style of heel is universally flattering and elevates a summer dress, making it relevant for the cooler months.
In the Bag
A small cross body bag under a leather jacket is an instant outfit maker. It says "going somewhere, don't have time to worry about carrying anything" aka effortless. Replace this version with a YSL, well, even better.
As in Part 1 of this series, I am styling the leather jacket in again to toughen up the summer vibe. I mentioned proportion because there is nothing more challenging when styling a dress than finding the right length and shape jacket to avoid looking frumpy and confused. A slightly cropped, fitted jacket is always the answer when it comes to dresses that sit below the knee.
Isn't that always the point right? This outfit has me feeling a little like I am walking onto a Parisian Street and that is something I definitely envisage myself doing at least once a day...that is normal, right?
Dress - Shire Dress by St Frock
Jacket - Sportsgirl
Shoes - Billini
Bag - MNG