This is a guest post by the stunningly beautiful Anne – an absolute source of inspiration. Anne is the author and creator of a daily blog anne’s-âneries; a collection of thoughts, opinions and dreams from a straight talking girl with a lust for leopard print and cardigans.
Fashion is important to me but so is shopping to my means. This is something that I have had to learn to grasp. Owning an array of clothes with funds that are stretched to their limit (and beyond) is not a good look! One way that I have learnt to widen my wardrobe without going out of pocket is through layering. The pictures below will show how I took four tops and three dresses and made twelve outfits.
Tops: White T-shirt [H&M], Leopard Print Cardigan [Thrift Store], White Shirt [Zara], Black and Blue Print Jumper [Beacon’s Closet] Dresses: Turquoise Mini [Primark], Black and Purple Mini [American Apparel], Leopard Print Dress [H&M]
This turquoise mini looks great worn as it is, but, even better layered. At just £11 this dress was a fabulous steal. The colour is a gorgeous compliment to bronzed summer skin.
I have owned this purple and black dress for about five years and even though I no longer wear it as it is, I rock it often as a base for the rest of my wardrobe.
I love this leopard print dress! It looks fab by itself and is such fun to layer. I enjoy using contrasting prints, especially other animal print tops. Because the sleeves are long, is doesn’t look right with a T-shirt pulled over the top, which is why I used the open white shirt as a cover up.
All of these looks are easily adaptable for every season; pull on tights and boots or brave the naked leg and sandal look.
Thoughts for Layering
Tight fitting dresses create a gorgeous silhouette and are the dresses that I find the easiest to adapt to the rest of my wardrobe. Before throwing unwanted clothes away, look through your closet as you may be about to get rid of the perfect layering item you never knew you had! Get creative with your wardrobe: Recycle pieces and start experimenting.
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