Every year that I grow older and wiser (hopefully), I sometimes question if my preferred dress style is too young and girly for me. A-line dresses in cute graphic prints have always been my weakness, the one clothing item that make up at least 60% of my wardrobe. As much as I love these summer dresses, it can be a challenge to dress them up in the modern and sophisticated way that I hope with each passing year my style is progressing toward.
I absolutely love style icons Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham for their ability to wear ultra feminine styles while keeping their entire look modern and streamlined. While I admire and at times try to emulate some of their most popular looks, the truth is – this pear shaped girl just can’t pull most of it off. What I have picked up from my “research” (spending hours on pinterest) is that sticking with timeless prints and adding some edge by keeping things streamlined with moto jackets can help. Beside everyone looks best in black!
OUTFIT DETAILS //
:: Dorothy Perkins Print Dress | Raison D’Etre Moto Jacket | Express Belt (old, similar here) | Rebecca Minkoff Mini-Mac Bag | ASOS Opaque Tights | Steve Madden Pumps ::
:: Photography by Mom ::
First off: I love this dress! I have the same problem. I like putting a blazer over my flirty print dresses. I should start investing in more “grown up” prints like this one though!