Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend! It’s been very busy for me the past week with the summer sale in the two boutiques I work at, La Creme and LC2 and with the weather being so unpredictable I’ve been finding it so difficult to dress myself in the mornings for the day ahead. It get’s really warm in work when it’s so busy but it’s hard to dress for that climate when it looks like the heavens are about to open outside your bedroom window!
I’ve found myself embracing the layering trend which has really been revived this season. As you can see above, I’ve been taking inspiration from the likes of Kendall Jenner and Laura Mullett. It’s a handy one to style and you can get the wear out of pieces that you didn’t think you would. Like there have been a couple of dresses that I thought would be too dressy or revealing for work but when I layered a plain tee underneath it worked really well.
The trend stems from the catwalks as always, and filters through to the highstreet so we would’ve first seen slipdresses over absolutely everything on the runways of Louis Vuitton and Valentino this year.
It ties in big time with the ‘Lingerie is Outerwear’ trend too as silky slip dresses with lace trims can be teamed effortlessly with basic tops or patterned cardigans and kimonos. This makes them totally appropriate for casual wear, especially with a pair of runners and a natural make up look – think Rihanna off-duty vibes and how she makes sexy look cool and laidback with trainers and a slouchy backpack. River Island recently featured the trend on their Snapchat story and this is how they styled it: a blush pink slip dress with a tee and mules which are so trendy right now!!
Dungarees tried to make a bit of a comeback this summer too and while the trend didn’t skyrocket – they don’t suit everybody – their popularity was definitely helped by the layering trend. Chosing a dungarees wisely, i.e. in a good fit for your shape and a colour that sits well in your wardrobe whether that be classic blue denim, white denim or a paisley pattern, means you’ll get a lot of wear out of it – all that you need to change is what you’re wearing underneath for a different look each time. Staple tops like t-shirts or striped long sleeve crop tops are great for everyday or you can vamp it up with a bralet for a festival look.
It’s so easy to recreate the look for yourself, all you need is a tee and your layer of choice. I’ve linked some of my favourite pieces here and the basic tees can be found in your nearest Penneys – they come in a variety of colours, v-neck or round neck, for just €3.50 👍🏼 Bardot tops work just as well for the look, they’re really funky when they’re layered, like the Missguided one I’ve shared below. Just click the photos to shop 😄