Leather on (p)Leather
You know that feeling when you see those chic runway gals flawlessly rocking a new trend and then you try it at home and look like a total buffoon? Me too. And that’s exactly how I feel about the dress-over-pants look. If you’re not 6′ tall and 80% legs, this trend isn’t easy to pull off. But I think I’ve discovered some useful guidelines to make you feel slightly less ridiculous.
- Keep your color palette simple: black on black, white on white, or neutrals. This helps make your ‘fit seem thought-out and cohesive.
- Stick to similar fabrics or similar weights of fabrics. I’m wearing leather on (p)leather here, but flowy silk trousers under a light silk dress would also work. Stay away from top heavy combinations specifically. For example, don’t pair a structured denim dress with loose linen pants.
- Don’t let your silhouette disappear! Since pants are bulkier than your bare legs, it’s easy to drown yourself in the dress/pants combo. If your dress isn’t fitted, use a belt to help define your curves.
What do you gals think? Are any of you more inclined to try the dress over pants look?
Lips: Ulta, Mulberry