It might not be time for Spring Cleaning yet, but it’s always a great time to learn how to wear what you already have in your closet in new, exciting ways.
Mini-Dresses, like the Sparkly one from French Connection I am wearing today, are easy to wear year round, even in the dead of Winter. While tights are the obvious way to warm up the look, don’t forget about the option to wear them over leather leggings or skinny jeans. I prefer the leather legging to tights and jeans; the texture offers some “grip” making it easier to hike up one side of the dress and make the dress appear like a long tunic. The key to getting this look right is making sure you are layering a mini-dress that is short enough. Wearing too long of a dress over pants can throw off your proportions and make your legs appear stumpy. In fact, you probably have a dress that you (or your dry cleaner) have accidentally shrunk over the years– that dress is the perfect contender for this over-legging tunic look.
Dress: French Connection (Similar available here.)
Leather Leggings: Helmut Lang (Similar available here.)
Clutch: French Connection (Similar available here.)
Shoe: Karen Millen (Similar available here.)