Cold-shoulder sleeves have taken the fashion industry by storm. I find it to be a beautiful stylistic nuance which complements all body types. I see the number of cold-shoulder tops and dresses increasing in my wardrobe, and it’s a good investment. Cold-shoulders are here to stay and quite possibly may go on to become an evergreen trend like kitten heels or LBDs.
I decided to style a day to night look from the House of Fraser dresses collection which can be easily manipulated by makeup and accessories. I paired a printed cold shoulder dress with wedge heels and delicate jewellery. The dress is from House of Fraser, which is one of my go-to brands for all kinds of clothing and accessories. I spend hours browsing their website for unique pieces like this beautiful daisy dress, and more often than not, end up purchasing more than I intend to!
My shopaholic ways aside, this outfit is a good option for day to night transformations. The dress is chic without being dramatic, which makes it a perfect casual/semi-casual wearable. The wedge heels are comfy and far more convenient to wear than stilettoes or even platform sandals. The edgy three-tiered silver necklace completes the look, adding a touch of quirk to it. I’ve kept the makeup light but sultry, with a dark lip colour and subtle contouring.
The idea here was to create a versatile ensemble using interesting clothes and accessories. The colour and cut of the dress is such that it can be worn casually or even as evening or office-wear. The daisy prints and cold-shoulder sleeves add colour and quirk, thus making it an eye-catchy, distinctive dress. I would typically wear it to a garden party or summer date night, but it can also make do as office-attire if styled intelligently. For an office look, I would wear a statement belt, no accessories, and knotted/ponytailed hair. I would also wear a nude shade of lipstick and skip the contouring if at work. But I wouldn’t change the footwear since black wedges are a blessing in disguise in the office when you have to move about frequently.
What To Do: When planning a day to night outfit transformation, make sure you carry the makeup and accessories that will be needed later. Also, change your hair in the day to night transition, as that dramatically affects that impression your ensemble makes.
What Not To Do: Do not forget to re-do your makeup when transiting from your day to night look. You can highlight the lips and cheekbones for your evening look and focus on the eyes for the day or office ensemble. Also, avoid wearing too many accessories which can make the transformation tedious and time-consuming.
I have a lot of clothes from the quintessentially House of Fraser collection which are ideal for both day and evening events. What about you? How do you create ensembles that are versatile without being dull and boring? Do share!