I have probably said this before, but i find it so difficult to dress in the summer. I spend most of my time in jeans and leather and everything else layered on top. I feel so much more comfortable dressing in menswear and actually feel manly when wearing dresses. I suppose this has something to do with shape as I am thin and straight up and down.

When it comes to looking for holiday/summer clothes, I always find myself in shorts – mostly denim, and as much as I love it, sometimes it can be repetitive and also boring for everyone reading my blog or following me on social media. So I decided I would branch out and try to find dresses that flatter my figure but also don’t leave me feeling more masculine than feminine.

Truth be told i’ve honestly never liked dresses, I find them boring, just one piece it is what it is, I prefer an outfit with lots of minimal components, like denim shorts with a white t-shirt then a blazer and so on. So I knew I had to find something floaty that would work with my leather jackets and blazers to take that feeling away.

I went into mango and picked up some off the shoulder summer pieces for Florida, but nothing was working for currently. I mean it is still only 15 degrees outside so I wanted something with long sleeves. After weeks of searching for this new experiment I had almost gave up when I seen this Réalisation Par-esque dress sitting at the back of H&M. The long sleeves, floaty-ness and plunging neckline instantly sold it to me.

After wearing it I have to say to start with I wasn’t too comfortable but with my Balenciaga boots and cosy leather over the top I actually enjoyed wearing it in the sunshine yesterday. It also felt so good to have bare legs for the first time this year!

Although I doubt I am converted to wearing dresses, I do feel like it’s another option to look at when it comes to everyday summer pieces and a lesson in that you should always try things out of your comfort zone (but within your instincts) because you may actually enjoy wearing it/ doing it/whatever.

Whats your favourite pieces to wear for summer and have you considered trying something different to be less boring? Please tweet me or leave a comment below to let me know!

Happy Monday & have a wonderful week.

I’m wearing:

H&M dress (this print isn’t online) but similar here

Zara Leather Jacket

Celine bag

Balenciaga Boots

Ray Ban Sunglasses



  1. May 8, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    To me you don’t look masculine at all! You know I love your usual style but seeing you in a dress is fantastic! And I’m proud to say: I told you so! I knew you would look fantastic! I also love the not-that-obvious styling and the pop of colour with the blue bag!

  2. May 13, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous! And I agree, it’s definitely good to venture outside the comfort zone every once in a while because you’ll never know what’s there xx This summer I’m going to introduce my first pair of culottes to my wardrobe, I’ve been so indecisive and hesitant regarding them but now I’m keen to try and find the pair that’s perfect for me!

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