As you guys know, I’m not really a dress girl. I don’t do sparkles, and I don’t do anything overly-girly. From time to time, though, even I can’t resist the lure of a beautiful dress! The problem I usually run into when considering a dress is how to turn something so out of my comfort zone into an authentic Marina look. My trick? Tough shoes!
This black and gold body-con number at stylehaus is to die for- the stripe pattern is so interesting and different, and the colors feel spot-on for Fall. While this dress could easily fall into club territory with eye-catching accessories and stilettos, I wanted to edge it up a bit. Of course, I turned to my new Balenciaga booties for help.
When paired with high-fashion footwear, this party dress gets a low-key makeover. Normally I wouldn’t suggest wearing a sparkly, body-conscious dress to work- but with low heels and rocker-esque hardware the dress hardly seems scandalous!
This feminine-with-tough mix can be achieved so many different ways. Want to add some edge to a floaty maxi? Try topping it with a leather vest! Need to toughen up a flared miniskirt? Pair it with distressed Doc Martens! Done and done.
It even works vice-versa. If you’re wearing boyfriend jeans and a plaid button down, a touch of femininity by way of a cute clutch will go a long way.
What do you think- will you try the edgy-girly mix?