While I’m working on a travel post about my recent trip to Alsace I wanted to share with you guys an outfit that I shot before I left. Those of you who are following me on Instagram already got a little glimpse of this look : ) This elegant black lace dress is from FashionMia * and it’s such a go-to item for the dressier events coming up in fall and winter.
While it can be fun to go shopping for a special occasion I personally prefer not having to run a marathon through all the shops downtown because I need to buy a certain outfit right now. It’s most definitely personal taste but I like to stock up on outfits whenever something catches my fancy. This way I have now curated a wardrobe that pretty much covers 99% of all occasions (I don’t own a wedding dress…). However, I believe it takes a bit of practice to know which items you are really gonna wear and which ones are just going to sit around in your closet. It’s not about hoarding a billion items because you MIGHT need them someday – it’s all about knowing yourself, your style and your life and building a wardrobe that fits your needs perfectly.
This black lace dress is an awesome item to keep around as it is suitable for so many different occasions – think dinners, theatre, birthdays, NYE, even weddings (although the dress is black it’s still playful and romantic enough due to the lace). You absolutely can’t go wrong with the length of this black beauty either as it’s just feminine and classy and will never be inappropriate.
As the lace is quite the eyecatcher I refrained from overdoing it with accessories. I added this plain black velvet choker and incorporated one of the upcoming 2018 fashion trends: showing bra straps. Now of course with a dressy outfit like this I wanted to make sure to wear a matching black lace bra. This way the visible bra straps add just the right amount of playfulness without making the whole look appear too casual.
What’s your no. 1 go-to piece in your wardrobe and why? Let me know in the comments!