Hey my lovelies,
I was contacted by Most Wanted (the lifestyle magazine for VoucherCodes.co.uk) last week, they asked if I’d like to take part in their latest challenge ‘How to Wear’. Of course I said yes, and I was asked to show 3 looks for one of the SS13 trends they had listed: Modern 60′s. I was given a budget of £80 and I could spend it in any high street/online store.
When I thought of 60′s fashion and what is also available now, I immediately thought of swing dresses and block heeled shoes – and those were what I wanted to base my outfits on. I had seen some amazing swing dresses at ASOS Curve, so that’s where I decided to go with my budget. I bought 2 swing dresses, and since I still had some money left, I also bought a cute beanie that matched the colour of my block heeled shoes.
I didn’t want to be too restricted with the whole ’60′s’ thing, and I went looking through my wardrobe to see items I could pair the dresses with. In my opinion the whole ‘modern’ part of this theme is how to make 60′s inspired items work in today’s fashion. So, want to see the looks I came up with?
Look 1. In this look I wore this black swing dress with orange wedges and denim jacket for a casual and girly look.
Dress*: 24, ASOS Curve | Denim jacket: 22, Dorothy Perkins (similar at New Look Inspire) | Wedges: ages old from Finland (similar at New Look: 1, 2, 3) | Glasses*: Four Eyes | Lippy: Rimmel London Kate Lasting Finish Shade 110
Look 2. This was the most 60′s look out of all three, mainly because of my block heel shoes and this short, grey swing dress.
Dress*: 24, ASOS Curve | Beanie*: ASOS | Heels: ASOS (wedges at New Look, flatforms at ASOS – also see the shoe links from previous look) | Tights*: 22-26, Lycra Xceptionelle 40 denier 3D tights from Yours Clothing | Glasses*: Four Eyes | Lippy: Barry M Lip Paint in Sunset
Look 3. Ok, this one I just went for cute and crazy. I also LOVE the fact that I have come a ‘full circle’ since I started blogging… and by that I mean that when I first started blogging I wanted to wear bright colours and figure-hugging dresses – I wanted to make it clear that fat women can wear other stuff than big, black sacks. And here I am, wearing a big, black sack, but loving it! I adore this dress :)!
Dress*: 24, ASOS Curve | Beanie*: ASOS | Tights*: 22-26, Lycra Xceptionelle 40 denier 3D tights from Yours Clothing | Shoes: Converse | Glasses*: Four Eyes | Lippy: Rimmel London Kate Lasting Finish Shade 110
I absolutely loved doing this challenge, it made me push for completely different looks, and I also looked at my wardrobe differently when I started building the outfits starting from these two dresses. I can’t wait to see Most Wanted‘s feature and what the other bloggers involved did with their themes – thanks so much for asking me to partake! Which one is your favourite out of my three looks? I’m torn between 2 and 3 myself!