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Dressy Fall How To Work

Tips to Look Ladylike With An Edge

lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud wearing black fit and flare dress with trench coat
lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud wearing black fit and flare dress with trench coat

Wearing: similar Black dress (also love this and this) | Trench Coat (also love this and this) | Snake Print boots (Under $50 here; last seen here) | Belt | Bag | Glasses c/o Ottica | Bandana

 

Dressing feminine is a tough balance between pieces, fit, and accessories. A clothing item that is chic but fits odd can take away the sophisticated look. Similarly, a bow too big, ruffles too frilly or a necklace too shinny can look too gaudy.

However, focusing on few elements like-

1) color- neutral to pastels with hints of red

2) Fit- well-fitted dresses, pants, and structured coats and jackets.

3) Accessories- minimal and dainty necklace and earrings.

can make ladylike dressing powerful and easy.

lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud wearing henri bendel riverside top handle satchel
lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud wearing henri bendel riverside top handle satchel
lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud wearing free people cecille snakeskin ankle boots
lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud wearing free people cecille snakeskin ankle boots

But dressing ladylike doesn’t have to be uptight, outdated and old. Adding a touch of edginess with a leather pant or modern elements like a fringe bag can make your outfit fun and contemporary.

Tips to add edge / modern elements to a basic Ladylike outfit

1) Animal print- Leopard and snake print are my absolute favorite ways to add color and edginess to my outfit. Easy ways to add them to an outfit it through shoes, scarves, coats, and handbags.

2) Leather- Leather pants and jackets are a great way to look sophisticated and powerful. Wearing them with feminine tops or structured dresses makes keeps your outfit classy and ladylike.

3) Statement Jewelry- Do not overdo this. Add only one oversize jewelry piece to your outfit either necklace or earrings.

4) Sequin Shoes-  This is my favorite way (after animal print) to spice up an everyday chic outfit. Sequin ballet flats are a must in my closet

5) Fancy Fabric-  Tulle skirt and lace dresses are modern feminine details that you can incorporate into your outfit.

6) Fringe- I love the look of a fringe bag with a feminine minimal outfit. It adds a perfect dose of cool to your ensemble and not to forget the love for 70’s

lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud sharing Ladylike with an edge outfit
lifestyle blogger Surekha of dreaming loud sharing Ladylike with an edge outfit

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similar Black dress (also love this and this) | Trench Coat (also love this and this) | Snake Print boots (Under $50 here; last seen here) | Belt | Bag | Glasses c/o Ottica | Bandana

 

“Be a girl with mind, women with attitude, a lady with class”
Thank you for stopping by!
Love, 
Surekha

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  • Jess

    I love the way you blend your clothing to make a statement. These tips are great! Thank you for this post!

  • Heather Thompson

    Ahh! I love this! Great tips, especially for someone like me with no fashion sense!!

  • Melissa Johnson

    These are such incredible style tips!! Love your outfit!

  • Lisa Kingsbury

    These are such great tips! I love the idea of adding a little bit of edge to a ladylike outfit!

  • Taylor Catherine Ryan

    Wow wow your boots are killer! Love your style and how you have a fusion, you make it look so good.

  • Heather Scott

    These are all really great tips! I like your boots!

  • Francisca Garreton

    so many great tips to keep up with the season! Thank you so much for all the great info!

  • Michelle Delacastro

    SO in love with those snakeskin boots mmhm! Also that trench coat is so ladylike and stylish! Love the outfit!

  • What fun ideas for adding a bit of pizzaz to our looks. I can’t get over the snakeskin boots. So fun and unexpected. Also the bandana you’re wearing around your neck. I never would have thought to do it, but it really works. Thanks (as always) for being an inspiration! x

  • Kristin

    Those boots are amazing! You made that staple black dress look amazing!

  • Elizabeth Stamm Weitz

    The boots totally make this outfit edgy! The jacket adds so much shape too. Great tips!

  • Kimberly Smith

    Your outfits are always so on point! I love your style and those boots

  • Lindsay Kaye

    I really love that trench coat! Great job putting this outfit together!

  • Censie ‘Mumby’ Sawyer

    Great tips for sure. I love dressing up but also giving a little edge to my outfits. Usually with jewelry. I lvoe your outfit here. Great for a ton of different occasions.

  • Alyssa Carole Bouma

    what a fun and bold look! especially love the trench coat. adding edge is always fun!

  • Lynsey

    I always need tips to spice up my wardrobe. This was a great post!

  • Jenn Gallardo

    I couldn’t have came across this post at a better time. I am going to be applying to creative jobs and I feel like these will be great tips for me! I want to look professional, but edgy too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Love your shoes babe, I can never have enough animal print anything haha! Such a chic purse too.

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com