Sunday, 4 October 2015

#FFAWDressUp Ways to style that designer dress for AW15...

Hello lovelies!

With the end of the fluke Indian summer weather fast approaching; the weather is definitely feeling much more autumnal.  The saddest thing about this time of the year is the disappearance of some of my much loved summer dresses to the back of my wardrobe in favour of a more practical dress code.  However, I do believe that dresses should and can be worn throughout the AW season.  With this in mind, I was invited by to come up with a wish-list look that features a designer dress styled perfectly with the colder season in mind.  Who says dresses are just for Spring/Summer?!

Not normally one for monochrome, I have been totally inspired by the Rive-Gauche, love on the left bank style that is bang on trend for autumn/winter '15.  Think androgyny meets sexy, the look can be styled to suit both sides of your personality.  And the best part?  You'll feel totally Parisian!!  Look to Saint Laurent and Chanel for inspiration, and make sure you embrace the pussy bow blouse!
But we're talking dresses right, so that's where we'll start...

MSGM classic collar fringed dress, 

This dress totally embraces the left-bank Parisian style I'm talking about; it's so beautiful.  Simple yet effective, I wanted a dress that you could quite easily carry from day to night and this one has it all in spades.  For a more autumn/winter feel, I'd definitely pair it with tights (bright red, super cold legs are not stylish!!).  For an evening look, I'd go for the accessories below; simple and classy yet bang on trend, the look totally fits in with the Parisian ethic.

For the daytime, still pairing with tights, you could really have fun with this dress!  Pair with an on-trend perspex heel (look at Fendi and be inspired!), match your oversized bag to your heel colour, channel James Bay with the addition of a Fedora hat and tie everything together with a winter-weather friendly yet stylish gradient cape.  

I am totally in love with the gradient cape; it's so seventies chic and would work great with the Fedora.  Combining trends is what this season is all about, so embrace it and have fun!

How will you be styling your dresses this autumn?




  1. The cape! And the hat! I wish I was the sort of person who could pull off a cape & hat, but I'd just look like a crazy woman in some sort of superhero-esque disguise 😕 x

    1. I love the whole ensemble, but think I'd need a lottery win to fund it all!! xxx


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