Colour and print

Wearing: Marks & Spencer dress ASOS coat Vintage belt Whistles boots H&M bag

Ah, the chore of taking outfit post photos when it's windy and you have long hair; so many nice pictures that are ruined by hair all over my face or flying around everywhere! For a point of difference today I am wearing colour and also print, neither of which I am particularly known for but I do consider leopard print to be my favourite of all, and I can wear it as a neutral which means I own more of this print than any other kind. I consider it another colour more than a print, really, and it goes a long way to lifting my uniform colours of black, navy and cream!

I really love this dress from M&S which I bought maybe a year or so ago and only wore once, when Adrian and I went to the Proms. I haven't worn it since and thought I'd better since I am trying to edit my wardrobe down to things I actually wear, and get rid of those items I've not worn in six months or more. I'd forgotten how much I like this dress and with the ankle boots I think it looks quite edgy and not too colourful, even for me! 

I have tried to ground this look with black accessories which might have been a bit stark, but I did think that brown might have been too matchy so I reached for the patent instead. These Whistles boots are a favourite, they are super comfortable and definitely make dresses less feminine! They are also a real easy heel height and I can wear them all day. The bag is a H&M rucksack which I picked up in the sale a few weeks ago; it's a great size for a day bag and is also pretty cool with its faux-croc effect patina.

I do like wearing dresses, and I hardly ever do as I am just inherently a trouser gal, but now and again it's nice to try something different from the everyday style you can become accustomed to. I always like to wear dresses with ankle boots or ballet flats for a French vibe, I don't know why I think French women wear their dresses this way but I've read too many French style guides and seen too many photographs of Clemence Posey to think otherwise. My favourite way to dress, naturellement.

XO Amie
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