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Outfit Post: The Tropics

Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress
Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress

I’m not a Summer girl by any means, so when the warm weather rolls around I feel… lost. I’m uncomfortable, I’m blinded by the glare on my glasses and I don’t know what to wear! I picked up this dress from H&M Online for £8(!) and it is absolutely gorgeous. I don’t wear a lot of bright, tropical colour like this, but for some reason I was just drawn to this dress and it was so easy to make it my own. I layered it over a long black vest (just in case the wind picked up so I could cover my modesty ;) and my knickers!!) leggings, while we’re not in the height of Summer, and added a belt to nip in at my waist. Due to the sizing on offer I had to buy this in a size too big so the belt was a perfect addition and it tied the whole outfit in with the layers underneath. It’s so comfortable and fun and light – I just want it in every colour now!
Summer Floral & Bird, Tropical Print Dress
Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress

This outfit really showcases what I love about fashion; while my cardigan is from a big chain, I bought it in New York so it’s extra special to me. Then there’s beautiful handmade touches such as my adorable tiny apple studs from Kica Bijoux on Etsy and great, unusual pieces like this belt that I picked up from the market in Puerto Banus, Spain. The items you can’t get on the high street really make an outfit for me and I actually get my favourite pieces from abroad in Europe. I also bought my amazing statement necklace from Spain about four years ago and have just noticed the style popping up in the highstreet this Spring/Summer. European branches of stores like Zara just seem to cater for my style so much better than their sisters in the UK, plus the pieces just seem that little bit rarer once you get back home :))

Summer Floral, Tropical Print Dress

Tiny Apple Studs | Kica Bijoux // Tropical Floral Print Dress | H&M  //  Lime Green Cardigan | Aerie  //  Leggings | Next  //  Glasses | Missoni  //  Belt | Puerto Banus Market

Loves x xx

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posted by onetenzeroseven in Fashion and have Comments (10)
  • Lauren Maria Kerr

    Gorgeous dress, really summery and total bargain!

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

  • http://www.chicadeedee.com/ Chic-a-Dee

    Such a nice belt and it looks fab to cinch in the dress. I feel like I always look so strange when I try to do this! haha.

  • adela cechova

    Great dress! Perfect for summer.
    Adela x
    misspinkstyle.net

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thanks! I totally think it’s all about confidence… if you feel like it looks great, then you do look great! :) Just try and follow your natural waist line with the belt, wear it where it feels comfortable, but only cinch something that doesn’t have any horizontal seams (unless you’re covering it with the belt, like a waist seam) or it will look odd! Hope that helps x xx

  • http://www.chicadeedee.com/ Chic-a-Dee

    good tips!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thanks!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thank you!

  • Claire Cavanagh

    As I said on Twitter, is amazing to see your confidence shining through in this post when compared with your first OOTD :) As a bonus – the outfit is lovely too!

    Claire xx
    http://stylingo.co.uk

  • http://boheme-fille.blogspot.ro/ Mona

    That dress is gorgeous! Lovely look!

  • http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog Sophie

    Thank you so much, that really means a lot :))