I'm back breaking down another one of my outfits and talking about how I keep my quirky style age appropriate. This look is a little more cute and casual than the look in my last post, so here are a few more tips:
Stick To One Theme:
When I was putting this look together, I thought this strawberry tote and bangle I recently received from Little Arrow shop would compliment this red and white gingham Smak Parlour dress well. Even though both the accessories are quirky, they work well together, rather than overpower one another, because they are the same motif. As for the shoes, I honestly would have preferred to wear solid white sneakers, rather than these ones I DIYed myself, but I don't have a solid pair at the moment. I think it's okay though, because the daisies are pretty subtle, and it still goes along with my springy picnic inspired theme.
Pay Attention To Proportions:
These heart sunglasses are a perfect example of how proportions can determine if your look will come across as childish or age appropriate. Heart shaped sunglasses have been around since I was a kid, and while they are adorable, you want to make sure you are opting for adult frames. Child size frames will inevitably be too small for your face, which will make it obvious you are wearing a kid's item. The asymmetry of these particular frames also add a slight sophistication to the design and make them a bit more mature.
Style Your Hair:
Again, I felt the pigtails would go well with my outfit theme, but pigtails could easily make the look childish. I think adding the sixties inspired bouffant made this look more mature and stylized.
If you'd like to shop my dress you can find it here:
If you'd like to shop my tote bag you can find it here:
If you'd like to shop my bracelet you can find it here:
If you'd like to shop my sunglasses you can find it here:
Dress: c/o Smak Parlour
Bag & Bracelet: c/o Little Arrow Shop
Sunglasses: c/o Hello Holiday
Sneakers: DIYed (shoes are from H&M)