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slip dressing

hi, friends!

this week’s post is focused on some basic layering techniques i use with a focus on slip dresses.  slip dresses were a trend for fall 2014 and easily transition into the spring.  it’s a really fun and low-risk trend to try if you’re feeling it.  as someone drawn to the bohemian aesthetic, slips are a staple in my wardrobe.  i’ve found many ways to incorporate them into the way i dress so i get my money’s worth.  this slip in particular is new to my collection but one i’ve been wanting for a long time.  i used a gift card i received for christmas to get her, and i can’t wait to show you more ways to style her.  as usual, delaney found the perfect spot to showcase this look.

 

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slip – free people; kimono – spell & the gypsy {similar here}; necklaces – considerthewldflwrs {moonbarvertical stick}; boots – jeffrey campbell x free people

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my first tip for choosing a slip is to select the silhouette that you feel most comfortable in or that you feel is the most versatile.  a slip that hits mid-thigh to above the knee looks cute layered under your oversized sweaters with tights and boots now, and alone or under a cotton cardigan or lightweight jacket and sandals in the spring.  you can also dress them up for a night out with wedges and piles of your favorite jewels.  for me, they are the most versatile.  midi slips have a very 90’s feel (which is totally current) but can be made to feel more modern styled with sleek ankle boots and a hat.  try tying a plaid shirt around your waist to give a nod to that 90’s vibe.  maxi slips are fun and versatile because you can wear them alone and instantly feel pulled together, or layer them under your favorite tee and completely change the look.  try tying the tee in a knot to accentuate your waist and lengthen your lines.  although slips feel really feminine, you can easily change the vibe of your outfit from girly to grungy with how you style them.  keep in mind that layering is all about playing with proportion and balance, so balancing long with short, voluminous with skinny, etc. is how you keep one aspect of your outfit complementing the other.

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➶details➴

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hat – janessa leone

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isn’t the lace detail of the slip pretty?  this isn’t the last you’ll see of her!  i want to show you how versatile these pieces really can be.

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lipstick – nars velvet matte lipstick pencil in red square

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that’s a wrap, folks! ➸

many thanks for reading!

➳ alyssa

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