I decided to style the 4 items in ways that I would wear...if I ever get out of this house.
Backstory: I am on school holiday and I have been cooped up at home and haven't properly 'gone out', so I thought "why not play dress up?" Because playing dress up is fun!!! I also just wanted to show you what I bought.. and wear them...
This velvet dress is gorgeous and is everything I've been looking for. However, in Brunei weather, there's no chance I'm going to wear this especially in the daytime (because it's almost always above 25 degrees Celsius here. Brunei weather equals eternal summer) so I'm saving it for a special occasion maybe. I thought the striped tights added a little pizzaz.
Now, I don't care what anyone says but I adore this dress. According to my mum, it looks like "what an old lady would wear" but I don't pay much attention to those comments anymore, seeing as I get that a lot from her. I wanted to contrast the floral grandma-ish feel with some white chucks.
And probably a hat.
I like opposites and juxtaposing pieces so I take pleasure in pairing what would be categorized as 'boy-ish' items with more feminine ones. Like this denim jacket and pencil skirt, for example. Or my staple: a dress and chucks.
I would wear this if I wanted to look more, dare I say it.. more polished, in a way, in comparison to the look after this one.
And this would be if I were feeling more cheerful and wanted to inject more colour into the outfit, i.e. with purple chucks.
And to match the badassery that is the denim jacket, I would add on these rings. I also initially chose these because they were brassy gold and I had on silver metallic nail polish, so the silver/gold contrast would be perfect.
And there you have a preview to my thought processes when it comes to choosing outfits!