I think Zara's bodycon, fit and flare dresses became ubiquitous on bloggers a while ago and I can totally see why! The material is sturdy enough to keep you sucked in in all the right places but skims neatly over all of those lumps and bumps you would rather not draw attention to.
|Dress:Zara, belt: New Look, tights: Primark, brogues: Primark, leather jacket: New Look, hat: River Island|
The shape of this dress immediately made me think of Sarah [a girl after my own heart with her overflowing wardrobe of dresses!] especially with the addition of sleeves! The swooshy skirt was just an added bonus!
In an attempt to tone down the girlishness of the dress, I paired it with my trusty opaques and brogues. I was never a fan of brogues but had to buy some for work and I like the way they add something a bit different to an outfit. With the combination of the brogues, the bright red of the dress and the leather jacket, I felt super confident and ready to take on anyone...
Red is definitely a colour that I am drawn to, I love the contrast with my dark hair and pale skin and it always makes me feel super confident. It is one of those shades that forces you to walk a little taller and meet everyone's eye, ideal for when you need a bit of a boost or pushing out of your comfort zone!
Although I have never been a fan of leopard print, this belt has helped to change my mind, I love adding it to plainer outfits for a bit of excitement.
I guess the same could be said for this hat! I loved it when I wore it to play Poohsticks and it is guaranteed to be a conversation starter whenever I wear it... not bad for an impulse buy from River Island!
What colour always makes you feel confident? How do you jazz up plainer outfits?