Winter day to night style: part one

If you have me on instagram, you’ll know I’ve pretty much spammed my account from the latest shoot I did with my photographer friend Katy! (I’ll place all links to work below) But because I’m so obsessed with how talented my best friend is, I though each outfit deserved it’s own blog post. So for the next four weeks, i’m going to do a weekly feature on how I’d style my day-to-night winter outfits. Hope you enjoy the feature!
For week one,  I picked out this Topshop Petite dress at £45. Being 5ft3, it can be a struggle finding a going out dress that sits on me at a nice length, never mind a sensible length day dress! However this leopard dress sits on me mid-thigh, which at my height, is definitely a flattering cut. I wouldn’t really recommend this dress if you’re any taller than me. However I’m sure I’ve seen the dress in both the standard, and tall ranges from Topshop. So if you’re of normal height, you still get your hands on it! The dress features subtle ruffles along the chest, and sleeve cuffs. Giving this classic leopard print dress a nod to this seasons Victorian ruffle trend. (click here to read more about this season’s ruffle trend)
I don’t normally wear red lipstick. However with this classic print and cut of the dress, I thought it worked well with the look. I’ve kept the rest of my face quite natural, to avoid over doing it during the day. My lashes were achieved using my new Charlotte Tilbury mascara. Click here to read a review.
For a day-time look, I’ve styled the dress with a classic leather biker jacket, and velvet chunky ankle boots (see below). This jacket is about 5 years old from Topshop. However they haven’t really updated the jacket. So if you want something similar that will last years, you know where to go! My boots are also from Topshop, and are the perfect day-time boot. There super comfy, flattering, but still nail the velvet trend. However I’d definitely recommend adding a pair of tights to the look. Just with considering the length of the dress for daytime wear…and also this Autumn/Winter weather! This is my ideal shopping outfit. Or even maybe something I’d throw on when I know I’m heading to the union for a few.
For a night look, I’ve removed the leather jacket and added velvet chunk heels. The heels are from River Island at £50. Did I mention how much I’m obsessed with velvet shoes? This to me is an ideal date night look for cocktails or a nice meal. As although the dress is quite fitted and flattering, it still  boasts the long sleeves. Which I think makes it the perfect go to date outfit! I probably wouldn’t wear tights for a night-out look. However it was about 3 degrees when we were shooting, and I’m only human! If it was really cold, I would add a coat though. However, I am from Middlesbrough and we don’t really believe in coats on nights out!
What do you think of week one’s look? How would you style it? Let me know it the comments!
photo credit: Katy Eyre. The images have been cropped and altered by myself.
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