Summer is most definitely on its way here and not only do I refuse to be stuck in denim shorts, I refuse to go all out and buy a completely new summer wardrobe like I find myself doing every year. My theory is that if I have been shopping for the last 5 years in a row then I most definitely have enough for at least this year (makes sense right?)
So I took a deep dive into the back of my wardrobe and came up with this.
The dress is something that I think my sister bought when she was pregnant, my niece is actually 9 now so its definitely ‘vintage’ haha.
It is very loose fitting with lovely thick straps, I usually throw it on when I am having a bit of a ‘fat’ day and it covers everything for me without making me look bigger than I need to!
I teamed this dress with some Jordans which I have actually had for about 2 years, Im actually not he biggest fan of Jordans but for some reason I fell in love with these when I saw them. When it comes to trainers the more worn the better for me! I get intimidated when trainers are too fresh so its better with a little dirt haha.
I dont think these are still officially available on the Nike website but you can get them from here.
Because this is a very simply outfit I added a deep red lip lipstick, I don’t really wear lipstick that much but this colour is quite nice and I personally think a little splash of lipstick now and then brightens up your outfit, and a simple up do with the old barnet finished the outfit off.
So there you have it; my take on a modern day classic- the maxi dress.
A few of my maxi dress do’s and don’ts:
-There are different shaped maxi dresses for a reason: wear one that suits your body shape
-Patterns are important! If the pattern is too busy you may look bigger than you are
-Maxi dresses have different lengths: too long and you will look like a munchkin too short and it isn’t a maxi!
-Dont over-accesorise! belts, necklaces, bracelets! Less is more!