It's appeared here on the blog a whole tonne of times already, in daily outfit photos, in the me-made months. In this year I've pledged to wear exclusively my own handmade clothes bar the shoes, these are some of the ways in which I can mix and match the dress.
Actually, up until now rtw tights or maybe gloves have slipped into the equation... but not this time! Whoo hoo! I have linked to the construction posts of everything else I am wearing here.
At left; committing the double denim crime... I'm wearing the dress layered over with a chambray shirt made of the same fabric, my scrumply Pattern Magic charcoal grey, spiral leggings and ankle boots. Below right; what's this? double denim again! Worn with my denim-look tights, green knitted hoodie and knotted blue scarf. Incidentally, who ever said blue and green should never be seen?? I wear blue and green together all the time!
Below left; yes, well, I do love the layered look :) Here, a longline lace skirt does petticoat duty underneath the skirt, and a classic navy blue silk blazer pulls it all together smartly. Raspberry pink sandals add a touch of cheerful colour.
Below right; for a more casual ensemble, this little jean jacket hoodie gives a more laidback sporty vibe to the dress. It might not have appeared on my blog every often, but this little jacket is a favourite of mine already!
Below left; I do like to wear dresses over jeans sometimes, how they become transformed into a tunic. The colour of these ivory flared jeans picks up and accentuates the four rows of ivory piping on the bodice of the dress. Below right; blue-and-green together again! The dress is actually quite low-cut, so if I am going out where actual people might see me I will often stop to grab a scarf to throw on over the decolletage. Adds some interesting colour, and saves blushes! In this case I'm wearing two scarves twisted together to get a bit more colour happening... turquoise silk chiffon, and cobalt blue knotted jersey scarves. Green and cobalt ballet flats echo the same colours.These are just some of the different ways in which the dress can be mixed and matched to suit all the seasons. Today I'm wearing the last aquatically-hued outfit, with the blue and green scarves and ballet flats, and I'm looking forward to wearing the others as the weather cools down more. I'm rather chuffed that I could come up with all-rtw-free, workable outfits that I actually like!