Friday, 3 June 2016

3 WAYS TO WEAR A FLORAL DRESS: PART 3










Today’s post is the final part of my 3 ways to wear a floral dress series (see part 1 here and part 2 here), and I’m not sure but I think I may have saved the best for last. I was positive that my first look was going to be my favourite, but now I’m not so sure. I wanted my final outfit to be an evening look and to show an edgier way to style a floral dress such as this one from Topshop. I don’t typically feature that many evening looks, so maybe that’s why I’m loving this one so darn much.

My go to piece when I want to toughen my look up a bit is definitely a classic leather jacket, and a biker style is my favourite. I really love the contrast that comes from mixing a typically pretty, feminine floral dress with edgier, darker pieces such as this jacket, and I kept the rest of the look in keeping with this styling choice. These black, open toed, lace up stiletto heels from Ego are perfect to take this look into the night time, and as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before I have a deep love and real weakness for lace up shoes of any kind. I was actually lucky enough to win the shoes last week from a competition I recently entered, and I was so excited. I think it’s pretty well known that I love shoes, so winning this gorgeous pair was amazing and I couldn’t wait to feature them on the blog. As soon as I decided to do this series of posts, I knew I was going to wear them with my evening look. I can seriously hardly walk in them, but I have a steely determination that I will master them without breaking my neck in the process.

As much as I love shoes, and all of the beautiful, beautiful styles that bring me so much happiness, I actually really hate my feet, and actually feet in general for that matter. So come summer time I always whip out the socks and shoes combo. It’s a look I’ve done and loved for years now and fortunately for me it’s now a popular option. Fishnet socks seem to be the go to choice at the moment and a big trend right now. I managed to find this great pair from Lamoda for just 99p, and they were the perfect pair for this outfit to add that extra bit of edge.

It would have been easy to add some statement jewellery to finish this look off and glam it up, but I still wanted the focus to primarily be on the floral dress and the lovely colours which stand out against the black. So I instead decided to keep my jewellery quite subtle with a simple black velvet choker and a couple of gold bangles, and added a small black bag to complete my outfit.

As I said in the first part of this series, there are so many ways to style a floral dress. I think they can be such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe for the summer, and these are just 3 of my favourite ways to wear them. I’ve really enjoyed doing this little series, so I hope that you’ve enjoyed it too.

I’d love to know which look has been your favourite, and let me know how you like to wear floral summer dresses.

Katie xx

Floral Tea Dress £42 Topshop
Faux Leather Biker Jacket no longer available H&M (similar here and here)
Lace Up Heels £29.99 Ego
Fishnet Socks £0.99 Lamoda
Cross Body Bag no longer available Asos (similar here)
Velvet Choker £5 Asos

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  1. I love the fishnet sock and shoe combo! All of it goes so well together! Gorg! x

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    1. Thank you! Socks and shoes is definitely a favourite combo of mine and I love fishnet socks at the moment! Xx

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  2. LOVE this one, you have saved the best for last for sure :D It;s perfect for a night out. You look beautiful!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm still torn between this and my first look as to which is my favourite but there is something about this look I really love and I'm so glad you agree! Thank you so much xx

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  3. Love this shoe and sock combo! Definitely agree you saved the best for last, such a good look! X

    heart-autumn.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! I'm really glad you like it and it's you're favourite of my 3 looks. And I love socks and shoes together xx

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  4. I am loving this look! Actually, I think this is my favourite out of the three (even though I'm in love with all three, its hard to choose). I love your leather jacket especially with the shoes! They work so well together, and the dress breaks the whole outfit up with a pop of colour. Well done on your three part series, I loved it and would love to see you do another one time soon.
    Natasha xx

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    1. Aww yay thank you so much! I'm so happy you've enjoyed the series of 3 looks and I've really enjoyed doing it so it's making me extremely happy that people seemed to have enjoyed it! This and my first look are definitely my favourites, I'm not sure which I love more but I think this is a great evening look. I love adding a leather jacket to add some edge. Thank you so much for reading! Xx

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  5. Love this outfit It's my favorite of the three :) I love it that you paired it with the leather jacket! xx

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    1. Thank you! This seems to be everyones favourite look and I'm so glad as I loved it! Adding a leather jacket is definitely my go to for evening looks and to toughen my look up abit xx

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  6. Ah I love this, I think this one is my favourite, you look hot! Loving your blog, please do stop by mine if you get the chance, I love seeing new faces on it! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much!! I just found your blog and loved it, you've got amazing style xx

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  7. This is most definitely my favourite of the three floral dress looks you shared! Edgy yet chic and feminine, I love this style on you! You combined the dress perfectly three times, and this one is just such a good balanced out look! Love the addition of the fishnet socks - so original and a real bargain for only a pound! You're such a stunner Katie, thank you for sharing this great look!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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    1. Aww you are so sweet, I can't thank you enough for all of the lovely comments you leave and all of your support! I was definitely going for more of an edgy evening look but still very feminine which is my typical style. I like mixing it up abit and adding unexpected contrasts and combinations. And the socks really were a bargain, I love fishnet socks at the moment! Thank you so much for reading xx

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  8. I love this edgy look! Such a great balance between tough and feminine.
    Red Reticule

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    1. Thank you! That's definitely what I was going for xx

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  9. Such a fabulous look babe!! That dress is stunning on you and I love how you've edged it up with the choker, leather jacket, the back heels and the fishnets! You look incredible!! Xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much Emma! I love adding some edge and toughness to my outfits with darker styling. I'm really glad you like it! Thank you for reading xx

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  10. Yes! love this outfit!!

    Sarah | www.sarahsatongar.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah, I'm glad you like it xx

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  11. Oh, I love this combo. The biker jacket defiantly added an edgy feel to the dress.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! That's definitely what I was going for. I love adding a leather jacket over a pretty feminine dress to toughen it up and add a nice contrast xx

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  12. Girlie, this comment is going to start off in a weird way but I just have to say it haha - I am sure your feet look great ;) But anyway, regardless, I love that signature look you have going on with the socks & sandals. It's funky & I love it. The dress is gorgeous, really love the print <3
    Hope you are doing great & having a relaxing Friday night!
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Aww thank you so much Nadia for the lovely comment! I definitely have a thing for socks and shoes and I'm so happy it's been a trend for the past couple of summers. It's just a combo I love. And I'm really glad you like the dress, it's a new favourite of mine. Thank you for reading! Xx

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  13. I love love love your shoes! Sometimes I find it hard to find summery black shoes but these are fab - not sure I would have the guts to put them with the socks but they look fab on you!

    Charlotte x

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I couldn't believe it when I won the shoes. I was so excited and I definitely agree they're fab for summer, I think the lace up detail makes them perfect for summer nights. It's quite a popular style of shoe as well at the moment, I've seen quite a few very similar pairs from different UK retailers. And I hope you do decide to try adding some socks, I think it's a great style and something I love to do xx

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  14. Great look love! Love the combo with the leather jacket!
    Much love, Pisa
    www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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    1. Thank you so much Pisa, I'm glad you like it xx

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  15. I absolutely love this look! Florals and leather jackets are always such a cool combo. And those heels are stunning!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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    1. Aww thank you! I agree, I really love the contrast that comes from mixing florals and a leather jacket, I think it's such a cool combo. Thank you so much for reading xx

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  16. love your sexy shoes

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  17. You are such a gorgeous girly! I love this look, the way you've styled this dress is sooooo on point and I love the detail with the socks and shoes <3
    www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Cara! I'm really glad you like it all, it's one of my favourite outfits I've featured recently xx

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  18. Katie dear, you look simply gorgeous! Its a lovely dress and the sandals? Oh myyyyy...FABULOUS!! Have a blessed week. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you very much! I'm so glad you like it! Xx

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