Today's post is the outfit I put together to wear to the wedding I went to at the weekend. The weather was gorgeous, so that helped make the day go really well and also worked in with my choice of outfit!
Dress- Primark (Worn as a top) Skirt- Glamorous
Clutch- Miss Selfridges, Heels- Newlook
Bracelets- H&M and Primark, Earrings- Topshop
Nails-OPI Suzi's Hungary Again
As you will know from my posts last week, I was really struggling with what to wear to this wedding, as I did not want to get anything new and my reason was 2 fold.
1) I have a lot going on over the next couple of months and it would have felt like a real indulgence to go and buy a complete new look.
2) I wanted to challenge myself to dig through the depths of my wardrobe and find something to style up, as I do have so many pieces that are worn once or twice and never used again, which is something I am trying to remedy.
So off into my cupboards I went and found this graphic print body con dress that is literally years old. I got it to wear out on my Birthday 2 years ago and I think I think I have worn it once since. I really like the Peter Pilotto style print and love the pinks, black and turquoise colours together, and I thought it would be quite different for a wedding. However, it is quite a short dress and is very tight, so I did not think that it would be quite right for a wedding as really you need to be a bit more tailored and classy, it is not a big night out, it is a wedding after all!
So that is when I thought about wearing the dress as a top, and folding up the bottom of the dress. I initially thought a black skirt would look good with this print, but when I was going through my skirts I cam across my white peplum Glamourous skirt that I wore to London Fashion week (post here). I am slightly obsessed with white anyway, but I really loved the way it sat with the dress and the peplum style was perfect for making my silhouette more wedding appropriate.
It was such a comfy outfit and I got lots of compliments on it, wish just made me feel so much better that I had not ran out and spend £60-70 on a new dress. I would defo recommend a good wardrobe raid the next time you have a big event to go too, as I bet you will come up with something you would never have thought.
As for accessories, I kept it really simple and did not even put a flower in my hair, as it just did not go with the print of the dress.
What do you think, do you like my look? Are you a closet raider too?
I hope you all had lovely Bank Holiday weekends? It just feels like it flew by now, never mind it is only a 4 day week and I am going on holiday in 2 weeks so am in full holiday fashion mode now!
Will also be posting my Summer Fashion Essentials video tomorrow,on my You Tube Channel so be sure to stay tuned.