Outfit :: The Pink Theme

One of my summer must-have is the shift dress – it is the one piece of clothing that you can easily put on and head straight out the door.

You are not wrong – the first sound of a shift dress is granny retro or boring. Which leads us to the question – how do you look effortlessly chic in a shift dress?

laser cut dress

Simply follow the tips below:

1. A streamlined shift that fits your body (i.e. not too tight or too loose, skims the body but not cling)

2. Slightly A-lined and ends above the knee or shorter

3. Brightly colored, nicely printed, or has interesting textures or details (e.g. lace, jeweled neck-line, ruffles, etc)

This particular dress I am wearing caught my eye with its laser cut detail against a neon pink lining. The scalloped hem line was an additional bonus that gave the dress a feminine feel.

You can shift the dress between day or night easily by pairing it with flats during the day and heels for the night.

I paired the shift dress with high heels and a clutch. To wear this dress casual, I will pair it with my metallic ribbon flats.

pink outfit

Other ways to dress up a shift dress:

  • Fun and youthful: feminine accessories such as a headband, cute earrings, and a messenger bag
  • Edgy: Gladiator heels, spiked/skull bangles and sunnies
  • Evening: Pulled back hair, heels, clutch, and oversized diamante earrings

A highly versatile dress that is chic and gives you both casual and dressy options; maximizing your cost-per-wear ratio – what is there not to love about the shift dress?!

– – Outfit – –

Dress: ASOS (other picks: Lace shift dress or jeweled neckline dress)

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bag: present from friend (thanks B!)

Cuff: Galliano, Sunglass: Chanel 4185

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About apopofpurple

A self-professed shoe-a-holic who would be in maxi gowns 24/7 if she could! www.apopofpurple.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Outfit :: The Pink Theme

  1. awesome dress! I love plum accents like your shoes!

    http://www.brightandsassy.com/

  2. Julie Khuu says:

    Killer combo love! That laser cutout technique is so beautifully patterned, totally updates a modern day shift! Brilliant move pairing it with punchy bold pinks…very chic!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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