I love how modern-hippy-throw-it-together this look is. This look is literally a dress + shoes + sunglasses + a gigantic crochet granny square cardigan thrown over everything.
The dress is from H&M and is totally a product of the 70s coming back into fashion. It’s a straight to the floor floral maxi dress with a high straight-across neck, a little cut out in the back, a built in slip with a floral print sheer chiffon overlay, and two slits in the skirt.
The cardigan is a super-oversized grey and white striped crochet granny square origamied into a cardigan. I’ve found that it’s one of those pieces that’s tricky to wear except in situations where it’s the only thing that will work.
The sunglasses have a suggestion of a cat-eye, and I think hint of an art-deco in them. While the shoes have a modern “there, but not there vibe.” They have enough detail to not be boring, but are still a basic enough beige bootie to not draw attention away from the rest of the look.
What I particularly love about the print of this dress is that it’s obviously floral, but not obnoxiously so. It’s a (relatively) small scale without looking like a tablecloth, but the red and tan flowers really pop against the deep blue background. On top of that the wide geometric boarder at the bottom hem of the skirt adds a very necessary visual weight, contrasts with the smaller flowers, and grounds the whole dress.
And this cardigan is just one of those huge oversized pieces that is perfect for adding a little bit of intention to semi-sloppy looks. Like I said, it’s one of those pieces that’s near-impossible to wear until it’s absolutely the only thing that will work.
What I’m wearing…
Dress: A floral print maxi dress from H&M (old, and I’m not seeing anything similar)
Cardigan: Made by me
Shoes: Laser Bootie from Me Too (old)
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Lip: Le Marc Lip Crème from Marc Jacobs in color #246 – Slow Burn
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