Wearing pink can be quite tricky. A touch too much and you could really start looking like Paris Hilton. For most of my life I stayed well away from anything pink when it came to my wardrobe. This was due to the fact that I didn't ever want to be mistaken for a 'girly-girl' - I always liked to exude toughness and resilience. Now that I'm older (and hopefully wiser), although I still don't want to be classified as a girly-girl, I have an open mind to try new colours and styles that I may not have looked at before.
I have tried styling this kind of dusty pink before and sometimes it wasn't such a great success. I found that, for me, these dusty pink tones, when worn in a mini skirt style, clashed too much with my skin tone. In a way, it emphasised the blotchiness of my skin and made it just look dull.
Recently, I added this Glassons long sleeve A-line dress to my wardrobe and styling it has been so easy. Because the fabric is very flowy, it softens the look which makes it the perfect base to layer and accessorise.
In the images above, I kept it casual, styling the dress simply with my Adidas Originals Superstars and draping my Burberry Prorsum leather biker jacket over my shoulders. This look is great for any casual occasion.
My second look, below, depicts the ease of transforming this dress from day to night with only one change. Kick off the sneakers and reach for your peep-toe ankle boots (get mine here) when you're ready for a night on the town.
I love practical outfits when it comes to daily life (who doesn't?). Having items in your closet that you can style up or down is a real space and money saver. It's probably my older self talking but, when you want to buy something, it's important to really think of how many different ways you can wear it and how often. Too many times I let my impulsive self take over and most of those hasty decisions led to items of clothing that I barely wore more than once (if that).