I am often asked “How do you get the ideas for your blog posts?” and I stop and need to think about it for a minute.
Actually it is a different situation each time. One time I saw a beautiful long skirt in a shop window and had to have it, so I wrote about the character on it, the other time I saw my mother’s hand fans all stuck in a narrow box provoking me to explore and write a little bit about that fancy, high class accessory, and one very grey, rainy day in autumn made me wear my red rubber ankle boots which led to the blog post about colours.
Speaking, or actually writing about it now, there is an interesting thing about it. In all my efforts to get better SEO for my posts and get my blog to the bigger audiences radar I read other bloggers suggestions and tips available on internet discovering the ideas that work and the ways how to do it. I even wrote down few of them to try to think and write about the theme from the Mediterranean point of view but the situations come along and my constant subconscious wish for originality decide on the idea before me.
That is how it happened this time. The situation. In the process of making my last blog post photos the idea came.
I styled a navy blue white flowers dress over jeans and it felt so good, so special, so me. It is the style that I am coming back to very often. So here we are.
As Alexander McQueen said it nicely and I couldn’t agree more
Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
For me fashion is meant to be fun and a form of expression to be experimented in. That is the game here. Layering a dress over pants is all about experimenting with proportions, colours, hemlines.
Some call it perplexing fashion idea or don’t like it at all, but I think it can be so versatile and special when combined with style and courage.
8 DRESS AND PANTS OUTFIT EXAMPLES
Layering is a big trend in that last few years or so, specially dress over pants as bolder and edgier way of making a statement. It can also be a way to save money pairing 2 different garments into one unique way. Not to mention that pants under dress in winter are warmer option then tights.
As many subjects I write about have a history behind, this unique trend has it too, believe it or not. The name ‘shalwar kameez’ probably doesn’t mean much to many of us but to a larger part of the civilisation it means a lot. It is the name of the traditional outfit of the nationalities in the Indian subcontinent. It is a combination of a wide pants (shalwar) and a body shirt (kameez) worn by both, men and women. There are different styles varying from nation to nation, men mostly in neutral and women in brightest colours possible. Nevertheless, it is brought to Europe and western countries and it is here to stay, in fashion shows or on the streets. Unusually chic and unexpected variations though.
Few tips not to be missed if you ever decide to step out of your comfort zone:
~ for casual and comfortable look wear leggings or boot cut jeans with your warmest sweater dress and sneakers or slip-ons;
~ for a sleek look try A line dress over skinnies or shift dress over tailored trousers and try to use streamlined pants with not much pockets, belt loops or pleats to avoid bumps and lumps under the dress;
~ for a feminine look not always but most of the time high heels are the important part of the outfit to make the silhouette more elegant and less frumpy;
~ for a sophisticated and fashion-forwarded feel the best outcome is in monochromatic look;
~ dresses don’t have to be always mini dresses but also a midi or ever maxi dresses but with big slit to the hip or waist or sea through dresses to remind you of summer and very much welcomed pairing with a top, cropped sweater or a jacket or even a longer coat.
And finally, my ultimate tip for you is to try your own mix and match from your own closet garments and bring it to the street or send it to me in an email.
And remember, it’s all about fun with a touch of balance.