I'm actually on holiday at the moment, but I scheduled in these posts before I left to keep you occupied whilst I'm away.
I just wanted to show you how you can take a wintry dress and revamp it for the summer season.
I originally bought this dress from Topshop last Autumn/Winter, and started dressing it up for nights out over Christmas with black tights, shoe boots, a waist belt and gothic jewellery. Then, when trying to find an outfit the other weekend to wear on a night out with my sister and friends, I dug this dress out from the crevices of my wardrobe and decided to use it to create a fun, summer look.
Polkadots are still very much on trend for Spring/Summer 13, but originally from the 50's/60's era, so I wanted to create an outfit with a retro edge in line with the theme of the dress.
Polkadot Dress - Topshop
Gold Wedges - New Look
Daisy Necklace - Topshop
White Bag - Vintage
The weather was warm so I had bare legs with gold strappy wedges. I also complimented the dress with gold jewellery -in particular the daisy necklace - to add a cool, hippy vibe to the outfit.
I then styled my hair into a 60's beehive and used dramatic liquid eyeliner to make a cat-eye effect, in order to co-ordinate the beauty aspect of my look with the fashion aspect.
The final touch was a vintage quilted white bag with gold chain strap, reminiscent of one of Coco Chanel's original creations.
I was initially worried that the colour of the dress was too autumnal and would affect the summery effect of the look. However, I was actually quite pleased with how it turned out! The colour palette was significantly lightened by the white and gold accessories, which made the outfit more likely to work rather than fail.
I love summer fashion!
(What do you think, do you like my summer revamp of this dress? Thanks for reading! Katie-xo)