Well it's raining in Newcastle at the moment... joy! But never fear guys and dolls, I was determined to get this post up before the next week had started.
I have been trying to update my wardrobe recently, buying colours and garments I wouldn't normally choose, so when I saw my friend Lauren wearing this beautiful chiffon dress, I practically died when she told me it was from ASOS. This Doll hunted it down! This raspberry dress looks very smart when worn alone, making it seem more of an evening wear garment, so I have found it difficult to wear out without feeling overdressed or self conscious. So I took a different styling approach:
|Dress and Necklace: ASOS|
Shoes and Belt: New Look
Customized denim shirt: Primark
As a typically poor student, I decided to save money and make my own denim waistcoat: take last years denim shirt, which I have not worn since I purchased it, and I cut of the sleeves. TA DA! A denim waistcoat is born!
Sure its not perfect or small like a typical waistcoat should be but I like the length my adaption has; as the hem is dipped, the line and lie of the shirt is very feminine.As much as I hate to admit it, denim is VERY versatile, even if you only like it in the form of jeans like I do, I think when styled correctly and with the right accessories, denim shirts and waistcoats can look soft.
*Doll Tip* If you want to customize a denim shirt yourself, I would style it with a skinny belt at the waist to emphasize your figure if your denim shirt is very baggy. I would also accessories with broaches or a corsage if you want to update your new waistcoat further.
What is your view on denim?
Will you be sporting a denim shirt or waistcoat this summer?