/ 22 April 2015 / 3 Comments
3x9 AN OUTFIT THAT WON'T GO OUT OF FASHION
This look is something I've been wanting to wear since 2012. Honest! I saw a white lace dress paired with a leather jacket and masculine boots and I was sold. Problem was - I didn't have a white lace dress, a leather jacket, or those combat boots...
But all is well because three (!) years later I have all of those things in my closet and I can finally rock the look. It was still a bit chilly when we took these photos, but I can't wait to wear this outfit sans tights and scarf and with my hair down in waves (those plaits seriously cute it up). The fact that three years after seeing this outfit somewhere on the internet I can still say I love it, means it's here to stay. For the next three years at least, me thinks.
So what is it that makes it so appealing? It's the juxtaposition of a feminine white lace dress that's associated with innocence and purity, and an edgy leather jacket (and army-style boots), associated with a wild lifestyle and anarchy. Two different sides of the scale, yet they fit so well together. And still you can take the dress and create a girly look, or take the jacket and rock on all night.
Having different styles in your wardrobe, whether it's a capsule wardrobe or not, gives you plenty interesting choices when building an outfit. You have three ways to go, in this case: girly/feminine, edgy, or something in between. A guarantee you won't get bored. And it's not just these two styles that allow mixing, you can try it with vintage + modern, alternative + classic and any others too. The juxtaposition will never get old and you can use fashion to express the hell out of your mood. Works for me, for sure!
What are your two sides of the spectrum?
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