One fashion "rule" I have always refused to follow is the old "you should never wear white after Labor Day". I'm sure most of us nowadays find this suggestion to be rubbish, especially considering department stores are already gearing their clothing lines toward spring and it's only February. Not to mention with the once again unseasonably warm weather we had in the 'Burgh past weekend, I decided to break this fashion rule, and stepped out in my new white dress that I received compliments of my sponsor and affiliate Make Me Chic.
Let's be honest here: Even though it is nowhere near spring time, I am pretty sure most of us aren't complaining about the randomly warm weather we had this past weekend and were all more than ready to breakout some of our spring and summer gear. On Sunday, I have to admit that with the sun starting to shine and the snow beginning to melt away, I was ready to style a fresh, light look. This is why I chose to style this pretty, white dress for my lunch date with my best friend, Nic, for his birthday.
To style this traditionally spring/summer outfit for winter, I chose to pair this dress with my black, wide brimmed, wool hat, my black Coach clutch, and some black patent leather heels. The reason I chose these three basic pieces is that I felt they added a more wintery feel to this dress with out completely taking away from it. I also felt that these three pieces added balance and depth to the dress, due to these accessories transforming this look as a whole, into a perfectly color blocked outfit.
The reason I chose this dress to model for my sponsor Make Me Chic, is because much like the other looks I have been rocking on here lately, it combines two huge trends from the runway this season, which are split sleeves and shirt dresses! The reason I love this dress so much in particular, is because of it's pretty bohemian vibe. I just love the cut of this dress' neckline, and feel that it is not only a great choice to wear up here in Pittsburgh on warm days , but would also be the perfect outfit for a day at the beach when I head to Delray to visit John. (Well actually it's fun to style for cold weather too, but more on that outfit next week!) I also have to say that this dress' split sleeves add a very chic and fun vibe to this piece, making it a lovely choice to wear as a casual outfit or as a party dress.
Lastly to add the finishing touches to this outfit, I decided to pair this dress with some chandelier, leaf patterned earrings from Fascino (You can get similar ones here.), my gorgeous Kendra Scott pendant which I received compliments of Rocksbox, my Hermes Pop H necklace, and my black and gold cuff bracelet from White House Black Market. The reason I chose these jewelry pieces to further style this look, is because I wanted to stay true to its boho feel, and felt that these pieces were delicate enough to not take away from the outfit, but still prominent enough to add just the right amount of shine.
One Last Look
What are some fashion rules that you feel were made to be broken? Let's chat about them in the comments below, or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic! Have an outfit that you just need to show off? Feel free to tag me in your post or on your Instagram story at @StarkRavingChic. Later, dolls!
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