How to Make Something that Wouldn’t Work, Work
The first thing that came to mind when I started to write this post was a bit inappropriate: “slutty to sexy” – but once the look was put together it was more about changing a look from provocative/revealing to confident and elegant. You may ask, why? Well, let me explain. I consider myself a modest girl. As you can see from my looks – I lean towards the classic-conservative side of the fashion spectrum. I like to mesh trendy items with classic pieces, like two-tone denim cut-offs with a lace top and khaki blazer or a trendy take on a peplum dress.
This outfit began with a form hugging white tube dress, yes, this is the provocative part. The challenge before me was to taking this dress from “provocative to elegant” and turn this dress, which I would never wear, into something I would feel more comfortable in. I added a boyfriend tee to tone the look down a bit but it still needed more. I then added a black blazer and a pair of wedges and voilà, elegant.
I am forced to concede there is still some sexiness in this aesthetic. Yet I feel I am more confident in this look after adding the additional pieces. This doesn’t mean that you always have to cover up a short form hugging dress, it might work for you and it also depends on the occasion. For example, I might wear this white dress over a bathing suit with sandals and a large sunhat.
How do you make pieces you normally wouldn’t wear work for you?