So, what I'm looking at this Spring is the long, free and easy skirts and dresses. This week, I have dresses, to the max. Wearing maxi dresses is about the easiest thing you can do. You're totally covered up and don't need a lot of extras to look good. Just one piece head to toe if that's the way you want it. Any extras are just extra styling.
For those of you with upper arms in great shape, you have the sleeveless option. For those like me, you might want more coverage and you have to think of light layers or find the perfect dress. So let's take a look at this week's pieces and see if they work for you.
Easy to the Max!
A sleeveless abstract zebra print (B&W) shirtdress with a denim jacket tossed over your shoulders or worn unbuttoned. Black strappy heels and a light blue character bag. Large cats eye sunnies and a purse charm (quite the trend!). Black earrings with a blue tint that will sparkle in the sunlight. Sorry the dress looks brown and white, but it really is black and white. Unfortunately that happens in pictures at times. This is a look that could go anywhere!
A denim dress with 3/4 sleeves and self-tie belt. You could replace the belt with almost any belt in your closet and change the look as you want. Denim is almost a blank slate, but can stand on its own as it does here. All I added was beige and gold open booties and a pale blue hobo bag. Blue chandelier earrings add motion. This is sort of like a pair of jeans and a white tee. Very basic. Changing the belt and other accessories would totally change the look. Even just changing the light blues to dark blues would change it quite a bit. So, if you have the great good luck to find this perfect denim dress, have fun with it. I have to be honest with you, the dress in this picture is not denim, but silk, by DVF.
A long slip of bronze-brown jersey and a creamy white 3/4 sleeve blazer. Brown and cream sandals. Black and white hobo sack. And amber and black earrings. This makes for a sophisticated long, lean look. Take off the blazer and add sunnies and a headscarf for a more casual, carefree look.
Blue and white is always a nice crisp look and usually looks rather nautical as well. But it doesn't have to be as long as you stay away from accessories that bring to mind the sea, like anchors, stars and such. These stripes do cut it close, but you know how much I love stripes with stripes! So that's what we have here. Another long slip of jersey, this time navy blue. With a blue and white striped 3/4 sleeved blazer. Navy strappy heels and a blue and white striped bag. Large navy sunnies and tasseled chandelier earrings for fun! Another look that can be either rather sophisticated or more casual with little changes. And the dress and shoes by candlelight can be positively alluring with diamond earrings! Versatile.
A black tank dress with two large white chevrons topped with a bomber jacket of white with two darting birds and black net sleeves. Black strappy flat sandals and a black and red bag. Red and black drop earrings add a bit more of the red. A fun look for day or night events or just running errands. Wear the jacket tossed over your shoulders while it's still warm out and when the sun goes down and things cool off, put it on and zip it a bit for more warmth.
Navy blue and gray stripes, tiny straps, slim fit with pleats down where you need a bit more fullness for ease of movement. That sounds like a really great dress to me! Top it with a short sleeved boxy dark wash denim jacket. Accessories in soft gray and shades of blue.
A pretty floral print with exotic birds scattered throughout. A bright coral moto jacket to toss over your shoulders. Soft teal perforated clogs for great comfort. A tan bag with lots of colorful fringe. And earrings in soft teal and green to look like more leaves from the dress. Now if that's not easy spring style, nothing is!
So which look is your favorite?