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Outfit Post: Dressember, Week One

How to wear red differently

Outfit 1: Vintage Dress  //  Polo Neck Jumper | French Connection  //  Leggings | Next  //  Boots | Debenhams || Outfit 2: Vintage Dress  //  Floral Blouse | New Look  //  Black Tights

This month I decided I’d like to take part in Dressember. I’ve liked the idea of a style challenge for a while now and wearing a dress every day in December seemed like a fun idea. Dressember was set up in 2009 as a simple style challenge, bringing together women across the world to celebrate femininity, but it grew into something much grander and now helps to raise money and awareness for the International Justice Mission. IJM is a human rights organisation that works to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression.

Remixing red dress, ways to wear a dress

Outfit 3: Vintage Dress  //  Dress (layered underneath) | Happie Loves It  //  Cardigan | Aerie  //  Statement Necklace  //  Brown Leggings  //  Scarf  //  Boots | H by Hudson || Outfit 4: Vintage Dress  //  Checked Shirt | H&M  //  Denim Leggings | Dorothy Perkins  //  Boots | Red or Dead

I also wanted to add a bit of a twist to my personal challenge. While we’re doing good to celebrate femininity and support human rights I also wanted to put across my point of view that this age of ‘throwaway fashion’ isn’t as great as  people make out. I don’t want to spend pennies on a dress that has been mass produced in an unsafe factory in Bangladesh, only to wear it once and repeat the process. I still think there is beauty in fashion.. an art form in wearing. So instead of just wearing a dress every day in December, I have chosen just four dresses and I will wear each one every day for a week. To work in, to go to gigs in, to meet friends for coffee in. I want to prove that you can wear a dress endless different ways and make it feel like a new outfit each time. Lets end throwaway fashion too!

Dressember, how to style a dress

Outfit 5: Vintage Dress  //  Dress (layered underneath) | Forever 21  //  Navy Tights  //  Cardigan  | French Connection  //  Necklace | French Connection  //  Boots | Dorothy Perkins || Outfit 6: Vintage Dress  //  Floral Top | Ark  //  Belt | Mango  //  Black Cardigan  //  Black Tights  //  Boots | Debenhams

Last week I walked my dog in the park, I helped out at my family’s business, I did some work around the house, I worked on my handmade jewellery range and took a big bag of parcels to the post box, I went to a meeting in the city, I watched a late night showing of Gremlins at the local indie picture house and I went for a lovely meal with Boyfriend for date night. Each time I wore the same vintage knitted red dress that I bought from the Vintage Kilo Sale at Leeds Trinity Church. It was so much fun to show off how awesome my new-old dress is and I surprised myself at how many things in my existing wardrobe actually went with this one dress!

Dressember, Vintage, Christmas

Outfit 7: Vintage Dress  //  White Blouse | c/o Oasap  //  Moustache Necklace | Onetenzeroseven  //  Black Tights  //  Boots | Debenhams  //  Bag | Zatchels

I hope you enjoyed my seven ways to wear this dress. Look out for a new dress next week! If you’d like to donate to the IJM for Dressember, you can do so here. Is anyone else taking the Dressember challenge?
Loves x xx

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  • Helen

    This is such a great project and you’ve got some gorgeous outfits in this first week, I’m interested to see next weeks dress.

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  • http://www.azurspa.com/ Azur Spa

    Hey this is a good idea for style challenge. its look cool and different every time. i also try this with my new leggings and stockings.