Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lucky Inspiration

I got the inspiration for this outfit from the most recent issue of Lucky magazine. The outfit pictured actually shows a long suede jacket belted over a skirt and top, but it gave me the idea to use this shirtdress in the same way. My version has the added benefit of being wearable all day, whereas a suede jacket would be too warm for indoors. The original outfit is shown to the right.

The outfit looks complicated but was actually pretty easy to assemble. I started with a neutral layer; lightweight camel sweater, brown linen skirt, and tights. Over this I added the dress, leaving all the bottom buttons open and buttoning the top up all the way. Finally, I added this big red scarf to add a splash of color, and of course the belt to hold it all together. This could easily have been layered over another dress instead, provided the layer underneath was just a little bit longer than the shirtdress.

Sweater: La Redoute
Skirt: H&M
Dress: Diane von Furstenberg
Tights: Falke
Shoes: Joy Chen
Scarf: H&M
Belt: Made by Mark and I


WendyB said...

Love brown with that nice light blue.

Jane said...

I have a dress that I love but is a size too small I am going to have a go at layering it in this way. I wish we had Lucky magazine over here.

Anonymous said...

Lucky is such a great magazine - I get so many ideas from it! You look great, Audi, and I am still so jealous of that awesome handcrafted belt!

Shallow Coffee said...

Fabulous look. You are such a style inspiration!

i_b_erin said...

what a great look...I have a polka dot burgandy dress that could use a new look..
Plus I just got a new tencel, denim shirtdress that will open up so many more possibilities!
You look great all the time, thanks for the inspirations, I read you everyday!