How have you all been and how’s 2018 treating you? I am a big sucker for trying out new and fun places to get brunch and it’s always interesting how you want to look chic without being too dressed up during the day. I was visiting Dubai couple of months back and wore this outfit while brunching on the Jumeirah beach with my family. Thought Dubai is a bit dressy and I could carry off this outfit while on the beach. In a place like California, I would wear this at a BBQ party or a cocktail party in the evening. Since, San Francisco is cold more often than not, I would totally style this with a black leather jacket to look cute while being warm.
I got this dress from this store called The Limited. I love the silky soft fabric and the the high low hemline. Since the overall fit of this dress is a bit loose I styled this with a big broad belt to give it some shape. Infact, I do that with some of my skirts and tops too to make it look more chic. Look at my outfit here.
Styling Tip 1: Style a loose dress with a big belt to give it some shape. You can also do the same with skirts.
In terms of accessories I wanted to keep it classy and minimal. Hence, I wore these earrings I found at Express which I wear with a lot of my outfits, simple gold chains and a bunch of gold Kate Spade bracelets. I feel that the gold suits me better with my tanned skin-tone.
For the bag, I was carrying my new YSL tassel bag. I use this all the time. It matches very well with so many of my outfits and I’ve gotten tons of compliments on this.
Styling Tip 2: Keep the accessories minimal if you want the attention on your outfit. I was wearing a silk dress with a very flashy bag, hence I kept the accessories to a minimum.
For the shoes I wore my black velvet sandals from Banana Republic. These are easy to slip into and the heels are very comfortable making it really easy to walk. I’ve styled these with harem pants too. Check my post here.
Styling Tip 3: A cute pair of black sandals go a long way. Something in between a wedge and heels are perfect for those outings where you need to walk for a couple of hours.