Wallis Navy Shift Three Ways
This is my second collaboration with Wallis in which their Style Advisor app generated a recommendation for me based on the data from my editable profile (to see the first one, click here). Once again, the Style Advisor recommendation was pretty much right on the money. Granted, I probably would have never chosen something in lace for myself (I'm not much of a lace girl), but in this inky navy colour, this Navy Lace Embellished Dress seemed somehow more crisp and nautical and less fussy than traditional lace, so I used the opportunity to splash-out and try something new.
What I like about this versatile shift dress is the loose fit. It's perfect for taking on a holiday and wearing with flats or sandals, or layering-up for the fast-approaching transitional weather. The material is whisper light, and to be honest in the past I probably would have walked right past this dress based on that alone, but having worn it around for a while now, my mind has been opened. Plus, I can take the stairs two (if not three) at a time in this dress, something I've done my entire life and a measure of how user-friendly a day dress is in my world. The jewelled neckline makes the dress easy to accessorise...basically you don't have to. With a jewelled neckline, I like to wear my hair pulled-back in a simply ponytail as to not compete with what's essentially a built-in accessory, add some simple stud earrings, and that's pretty much it.
The Wallis Style Advisor app has shown me a side of my sartorial self that I didn't know existed, and in doing do has widened my range of possibilities the next time I'm looking to put-together a new look. Me + lace. Who knew?
Look 2 : dress as above / thrifted Levis denim jacket / Dooney & Bourke handbag (old), similar, similar / silver gladiators (old), similar, similar
Look 3: dress as above / H&M long-sleeve tee (old), similar / thrifted DKNY belt, similar / Dune booties (old), similar
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