Did you ever think you’d see me in a dress like this? I honestly took myself by surprise. But I’m starting to reach for more interesting and feminine pieces (I even picked up a pink sweater as well!) Because it’s black and white, the florals felt a bit more like me. And the off the shoulder aspect made me feel really sexy – I seriously love this dress! However, as a perpetual tomboy, I can’t bear to be too feminine, so here are 5 ways to toughen up a dress:
Wearing tougher, more masculine shoes is the first and best way to toughen up a dress (exhibit A). I could have easily gone for a stiletto (and you still can!) but I wanted something a bit more edgy (and warmer!)
Instead of going for statement earrings, I chose mid-size hoops to up the “it-girl” factor. They’re still feminine, but add a more cool, street style vibe to the look. A few layered necklaces also feels a bit more casual.
3. EFFORTLESS BEAUTY
4. COAT OVER SHOULDERS
This is an editor’s trick that I picked up and it instantly makes your outfit look cooler.
To balance out the feminity of the dress, I chose a black and white floral print. It’s a good compromise for someone who doesn’t tend to go for girly pieces, but still wants to look feminine.