I feel like I haven't done a How To Style post in absolute ages... I don't know why... I know it was a few weeks back though so this is needed! I want to keep things consistent and have a certain amount of 'series posts' but, I don't want everything to be recycled for you all to get bored and think 'yeah, I knew that post was coming'.. I do have a few different posts coming up and a few looks to do so don't worry! Remember, you can request posts too.. please do!
PS - Sorry this hasn't been posted at 7.30 UK time BUT I've had a good weekend enjoying the sun and catching a tan..which has actually started already..and I've been baking brownies and chocolate truffles too - so I apologise for the late post but I want to stop missing post days because I missed Fridays to start with, ha!
Moving on to the post *stop rambling..zofia..* 'm styling a midi! This is finally a post where I actually have the item in my wardrobe and can actually give my opinion. Every How To Style has been from first impressions and not how they actually look on me, personally.
I picked my midi up from Primark last...July..I think it was. It was around £10 and is zebra print. I liked it on the hanger but when I got it home I had NO idea how to style it. I'm 4'11 and I'm NOT the skinniest girl on the planet so it wasn't easy and I had no idea. I styled mine with a denim jacket and flip flops, that's how I'm going to style it this year, also with cork wedges!
Midi dresses were popular last year but not many people seemed to overhype them. A lot of people have been wearing them in a winter by adding a cardi or adding a jumper for the UK winters! Now as we've seen the slightest bit of sun *well done, cue the rain* I need to get my midi out and wear it more than once..with bare arms please!
To style this one, I chose a black midi. Styling one is hard enough, let alone styling the pattern too! I like this midi and to be honest, it's a pretty good price, especially because it's from Topshop. With plain things, as you've seen with past posts, they're so easy to style. They're also good to pull out of the wardrobe and add a few accessories and just go. With midi's you have quite a small amount of leg out so I like the fact this midi covers your top half!
I'm not a fan of Barratts shoes BUT I scoured the internet looking for 'wedge boots' and I came across these. They're plain, they're simple, they're also easy to style in themself. I know on red hot days you dont want heavy boots on but I think if we have the odd rainy day or if you feel the cold in the afternoon, these would be okay. I never thought boots and dresses went well but seeing many Youtubers and Bloggers with the combo I really like it and you can style it to how you like to wear it.
For accessories I LOVE gold chains! I featured the bracelet one in a recent post and this is a necklace version. Because you don't have much on your top half and you're covered up, I think this adds the right amount of color and even though it's gold, it's basic and it's not necessary if you don't want it to be!
I never really feature makeup in How To Style posts because we all have out own look and half the time I forget, ha! But, I did come across this lipstick from MAC that I think would go PERFECTLY! I was about to pick a wine red shade but 1. I've already picked one in a recent post 2. It's spring! 3. Wine red's are so autumn aren't they!
So I picked 'Pretty Please' by MAC. I love this and it's pretty for spring. It's a really nice pinky shade and I think it'd add some girly colour to the black and gold..
I hope you enjoyed this outfit! I really enjoyed styling it and I want a small collection of midis in different colours etc so I can do my own bit of styling! I'm really coming into fashion a lot more now after doing these posts and I think I've been enjoying clothes more than makeup recently! Remember to comment below any links of midis you like or have been buying recently, or any ways you style one! I'd love to know! My next post will be April Empties so keep a look out if you're interested. All links to outfits are just below!
TALL PLAIN BODYCON MIDI DRESS - TOPSHOP OR TOPSHOP.CO.UK - £28
GOLD TONE CHUNKY NECKLACE - RIVER ISLAND OR RIVERISLAND.CO.UK - £12
ENVY WEDGE ANKLE BOOTS - BARRATTS OR BARRATTS.CO.UK - £32
MAC 'PRETTY PLEASE' - MACCOSMETICS.CO.UK OR MAC STORES - £14