Two Ways to Wear Mid-Length Dresses with Trousers


Happy Friday, honeys! I teamed up with Street Lines apparel again, this time bringing you two outfits in one post today. I absolutely adore both of the dresses I’m wearing in these pics, and you can shop them (and browse other stock) via their Instagram here: @streetlinesapparel.

So today I’m sharing my tips for wearing two of their latest summer dresses over denims (or trousers). This layered look has been a major trend and judging by recent fashion weeks, it’s going strong for the next season or two to come. Two reasons why I love it; it’s the perfect transitional way to wear your summer dresses now in Spring before the real warm weather kicks in, and for modest-dressing but style-obsessed wifeys like me, it’s a dream. Lastly, I just think it looks awesome, especially because it’s not overdone by too many people!

Naturally, this is the kind of look that can go horribly wrong though, so these are my tips for making it work, whether you’ve teamed it with heels or flats.

1.Proportion and contrast is everything. If you’re doing a slouchy dress, wear skinny trousers and vice versa; a slim fitted dress could look amazing with side slits and wide legged trousers! This way your outfit looks intentional.

2.Keep proportions in mind with your footwear too. You don’t want to look like you have too much going on in your outfit, so slim-line footwear without too much chunky business should complement your look perfectly (this includes sneakers).

3.Don’t wear too much print, try contrasting one “busy” piece with something more refined.

4.Keep your accessories minimal to keep the look polished and chic.

That’s it from me for today my loves! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and look out for my outfit post coming this Monday – it will be my last day of being 26 and I have a special giveaway coming to show you guys some love.


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Look 1: Dress from Street Lines Apparel on Instagram, Marc Jacobs watch, Zara denims, Kurt Geiger heels.

Look 2: Dress from Street Lines Apparel on Instagram, Marc Jacobs watch, Brett Robson choker, Chuck Taylor Converse.

Photographs by Malick.


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