Shift Dress Ready

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This week features a day-to-night-look. A simple outfit of the day that can be carried forth to summer night-time endeavors.

I am wearing a purple v-neck kimono-sleeved shift dress from Asos. This piece is an easy comfortable throw on and constitutes a silhouette that is flattering to many different female forms. I accessorize with a chunky necklace that put together a few years back. I bought the fluffy wool pendant from a jewelry booth during London Fashion Weekend and found beads to pair it with from the Boston bead factory.

Simplicity is the key with this look as the dress color is the main visual stimulant. The remaining accessorizing process is remained at a minimal with white a white leather Messenger from Ted Baker and white wedges from Kurt Geiger.

Mona Hamid

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Stilettosandsubstance.comPhotography by Jeffery Thompson

Writing, Styling and Editing by Mona Hamid

Outfit Details:-

Purple Dress: Asos.

Wedge Shoes: Kurt Geiger, available here.

White Messenger Bag: Ted Baker, available here.

 

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Personal Style: Ruffles and Romance

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Wearing lace, ruffles and pastel shades all at once might seem like a recipe for sickly-sweet fashion disaster – but as we always say here on Stilettos and Substance, you can pull off virtually anything if you style it correctly. As this look illustrates, wearing a girly childhood-inspired ensemble doesn’t have to make you look like a walking confection.

This powder blue Alice + Olivia dress strikes the perfect balance between saccharine storybook sweetness and ultra-feminine romantic sophistication. The intricately embroidered dress features a high cut neckline and dainty cap sleeves and fans out into tiers of ruffles ending just above the knee.

Don’t be afraid to play designer when it comes to your look by adding things to your clothes to customise them and add an individual touch. Here, a lace undergarment worn underneath the dress picks up on the gorgeous embroidery pattern and also covers up the peekaboo back to make it more appropriate and wearable for a formal occasion.

Styling an adorable dress like this with the right accessories is key to keep the look from treading into gimmicky territory. Black patent heels with gold detailing and a sophisticated low-bun hairstyle keep things grown up, and as this look was worn to an Indian wedding, the statement gold drop earrings and bag add the perfect luxe finishing touches.

Reem Buhazza

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Photography by Chandni Patel

Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Outfit Details:-

1. Lace Dress: Alice and Olivia.

2. Shoes: Mui Mui.

3. Bag & Earrings: Global Village ( Abu Dhabi, UAE).

Bon Voyage!

www.stilettosandsubstance.comKeeping a creative mind-set when it comes to your look can help you create unique outfits that tell a story. This ladylike take on summer day dressing evokes the glamour of old Hollywood starlets and was inspired by scenes of sailors bidding adieu to their impeccably dressed paramours at the port.

The elegant, loose-fitting cream dress is made of a lightweight material that is perfect for a summer day and features a subtle ruffle detailing on the neckline. The belted waist on the dress adds definition and creates a feminine silhouette, while the longer sleeves and below the knee length keep things demure and sophisticated. Chic accessorizing is all about keeping it simple with statement pieces that tie the look together. Here, a maroon hat acts as the focal accessory and gives another glamorous vintage aspect to the outfit. The complimentary bangles add a contemporary feel and accessorize the look without overwhelming it.

Low heels are a comfortable footwear option for glamorous daytime dressing. These navy blue suede shoes continue the nautical colour palette and also add colour contrast. To finish things off, dark red lips compliment the deep tones in the look and add a glamorous touch.

Reem Buhazza

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Photography by Nelly Karim

Styling and Modelling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Outfit Details:

  1. 1970’s Ivory Dress: Encore Vintage Store (Portland, Maine)
  2. Maroon Hat: Reiss
  3. Navy Suede Pumps: Madewell
  4. Lipstick: YSL (Rouge Por Couture/Shade 206)
  5. Chunky Gold Bracelet: Encore Vintage Store (Portland, Maine).
  6. Half Baked Sunglasses: YSL.