If you're anything like me, you've been beyond obsessed with The Great Gatsby this summer. Ah, the aching romance, the gorgeous scenery – and don't even get me started on the clothes. My love for Carey Mulligan and her fabulous Daisy Buchanan wardrobe know no bounds.
This week's Class to Night Out will focus on a '20s-inspired crochet shift dress (with a little '70s flair thrown in). Not only is this the perfect dress for a warm, breezy day, but it can also make an easy transition to a flirty night out. What could be better? If you're looking to get inspired (and maybe channel a little Jazz Age glamor into your wardrobe) read on!
Crochet Dress: Class
Dress down this demure-yet-daring piece and add some contrasting texture with a soft chambray top. Next, cinch your dress at the waist with a printed brown belt. This creates a rugged, yet ladylike look that's sweet and a little bit sultry. Add a pair of embellished turquoise sandals and a matching floral tote for a girly vibe. Accessorize with a delicate braided bangle and turquoise studs for an extra touch of casual glamor.
Crochet Dress: Night Out
Here's the thing I love most about little white summer dresses: they make everyone - even the ridiculously pale, like me - look tan! Create a bronzed and gorgeous night out look by pairing your dress with shimmering golden accessories, starting with a pair of embellished nude gladiator pumps. Next, add a gold and ivory arrowhead statement necklace for some '70s edge, then grab a pair of wire-pierced geometric earrings for a touch of edge.
This outfit requires as much bling as possible, so add some extra glow to the ensemble with an arrow-shaped wrap ring. Complete the ensemble with a bright pop of summery color -- a vibrant orange clutch should do the trick nicely!
Will you be wearing crochet as the weather heats up? How would you style this dress? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the outfits -- I love hearing your thoughts!