I’m starting to think that fashion can be unnecessarily complicated just for the sake of being complex. A quick glance to my wardrobe and it’s a complete mish mash of florals, brights, sheer, sequins, stripes, metallic, lace all side by side like a little jumble sale. Nice pieces, but they can all be described as focal points for an outfit which isn’t good as they all fight for your attention! I do have lots of nice basic tees and vests but that’s as far as I go with simple pieces. I was really excited to receive a plain, simple denim dress from Medwinds, who specialise in great quality basic pieces. Being simple, it’s such a versatile piece – I’ve worn it dressed down with flats, a little more dressed up for work and could imagine it with some killer heels for a night out.
This is how I wore it to work a couple of days ago. Sadly it’s a little chilly to go tight-less so I paired it with some lace tights and one of my favourite pair of shoes. They’re actually about four years old from New Look, another old-is-gold wardrobe piece. I’ve worn them to death which proves that low prices don’t always mean low quality. The colour is great but what really drew me to them was the heel, in the four years since I’ve bought them I’ve never found a similar pair on the high street. The finishing touch for the outfit is a silk scarf from Argentina, a lovely gift from my dear friend Mariana who writes for Sketchbook magazine. I’m warming to the idea of scarves, especially when I’ve got a really simple outfit like this on they really add personality and a quirky little touch.
Thanks again to Susie from Take Out In Couture who patiently took these pictures for me.
Dress – Courtesy of Medwinds
Tights – New Look
Shoes – New Look
Scarf – gift
Bag – Michael Kors
You look amazing! Adore those tights! And shoes! ♥ Leia
Christina Sanders says
As always, you look incredible.x
Tinuke B says
Love how the tights and shoes take the dress from being normal to a really cool outfit. Love the look xxWish I could dress like that for work *sigh*
You look absolutely gorgeous Reena! Its always nice to have something plain and wearable in your wardrobe. I love how you paired the dress with fun tights! Hope to catch up again soon.
Only you, my dear, could make a denim dress look so glam x
Couture Carrie says
Gorgeous look!Love those tights!xoxox,CC
♥ Sadie ♥ says
Oh i love this, you look fab!!Sadie xx
Soccer Mom Style says
The scarf and the shoes have truly brightened up the simple dress. And I mean simple in a really good way. I used to never wear scarves. But last year I started buying them to wear just like here with a simple outfit, or as a belt, or tied to a purse. Not quite able to pull off the scarf as a turban look. Anyway, what a wonderful gift from a friend!xxmayahttp://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-flip-flops-inspired-by-prada.html
You look great in this outfit! I agree that fashion sometimes seems unnecessarily complicated – I get overwhelmed with trends when we enter a new season, remind myself to only "do" two max, and then always somehow come back to "simple is best". For me at least. Off to the Medwinds site I go…www.styleonthecouch.com
thanks so much for your comment!yes i'm a new follower 🙂 you look lovely in this outfit!xx
Love you look…you have a great sense of style
Marcela Gmd says
You look so cute!! I like your blog!Maybe we can follow each other?Besos, desde España, Marcela