Friday, April 14, 2017

How to Wear a Velvet Dress With Sneakers


My name is Matea and I'm addicted to sneakers.
Vans, Startas, Converse...the more the merrier.

I feel awesome wearing them, they perfectly fit my 'always on the road' lifestyle and they actually make me HAPPY. Seriously, when it comes to shopping, nothing excites me more than a brand new pair of sneakers and new sunglasses.


So when first proper signs of spring appeared, I opened up my closet, proudly took out this beautiful LULU COUTURE dress I bought this winter (and hadn't had much chance to wear it because it was freaking freezing out there) and decided to style it the only way I know - my way - which ment pairing it with some crazy tights from CALZEDONIA (I literally bought the entire collection this season, call me insane but I love them too much) and my beloved VANS leather sneakers that I'll soon retire because the temperatures are slowly rising and that in my world means living in Converse and Startas sneakers until next winter comes (and some flats as well).


The thing is, I've always been a sneakers kind of girl. Ever since I was a kid, when my mum used to dress me up in in all sorts of crazy colorful and stylish combinations and almost always paired my skirts and dresses with sneakers. I guess that's where I got it from and somehow fell in love with it (even though I wasn't always fond of it as a child...).

And if you're considering giving this style a try but aren't sure how to actually style it, here are some tips and tricks that never fail me:

* Know your style inside out and be well aware what pieces make you feel insanely confident. If sneakers aren't your thing or you feel too ordinary or underdressed in them, just skip this and choose something else instead. The key is to feel fierce and great in your skin - it's all about the attitude.

* Always go for a brand of sneakers you truly adore and screw the current trends. For example, everyone is currently wearing those ugly Pumas and some furry Reeboks and god almighty I could never imagine myself buying them. Wear what you love, even if that means a good old pair of black Cons. Some things never go out of style for a reason.


* Know what lenght of skirt / dress fits you the best. In my case that's a short one because I'm petite and everything longer than that literally sucks me in. And since sneakers are basically flats but completely casual ones, make sure you don't end up looking like Donald Duck once you get dressed up. Knowing what looks great on you is half the job.

* Clash colours, prints and textures. Contrast is everything.

And finally the most important one:

* Feel amazing in your outfit. Literally every single piece should make you feel 'wow' and you should be excited about wearing it. That way when your look is complete you'll feel more empowered, awesome and confident in your skin, which is one of the reasons why we love fashion as much as we do and why we constantly rave about it.

P.S. Don't forget to have fun!

Lulu Couture dress
Celine sunglasses
Moschino backpack
Calzedonia tights
Vans sneakers
Naf Naf leather jacket (really old)
Kamena Duga bracelet
Amas Bijoux bracelets


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18 comments

  1. Slažem se sa svime što si napisala. Najbitnije je kako se u nečemu osjećamo. Treba nositi ono što nam se sviđa....nekad možemo razmisliti i o tome što nam pristaje (zašto ne?) ali uglavnom naglasak treba biti na tome da nas ono što nosimo oraspoloži. Ako nas odjeća koju nosimo neće oraspoložiti, onda smo izgubili priliku da ispunimo jedan zabavni i kreativni kutak života sa nečim što nam se sviđa...tako ja to gledam. Najbitnije je odjeću ne shvaćati kao nešto 'što se mora', već nešto što možemo prilagoditi sebi (dobro imaju neke iznimke, neki ljudi na poslu moraju nositi uniforme, ali u principu imamo mi dosta slobode čak i uz sva pravila odijevanja tako da treba tu slobodu iskoristiti).

    Ja sam postala ljubitelj tenisica s godinama, rijetko nosim ravne cipele, ali tenisice volim. Naravno da sam ih nosila i prije, ali čini mi se da sam ih sada više svjesnija jer u tom nekom razdoblju srednje škole svi ih više manje nose, a kasnije im se vratimo ako ih baš volimo...kao i ti, kod tenisica se držim onih modela koji mi odgovaraju. Mislim da tenisice mogu baš podići neku odjevnu kombinaciju, ali sve ovisi kako ih nosimo. Mislim da se vidi kada ih netko nosi jer ih voli.

    Haljinica je predivna i super ti stoji. Ova nijansa crvena ti baš odgovara....ma savršena si u ovom. Predivne najlonke...calzedonia ima odlične stvari....

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    1. E baš to, ako nas odjeća ne raspoloži, čemu onda? Moda treba biti zabavna, opuštena i ne smijemo se bojati eksperimentirati s nečim novim, uvijek je lako vratiti se na staro ako vidimo da nam nešto ne stoji ili se u tome ne osjećamo dobro. Odjeća naprosto mora podizati raspoloženje i dati još jedan dodatan dobar vjetar u leđa samopouzdanju :)

      I puno ti hvala, drago mi je da ti se sviđa haljinica! :) Uživaj u vikendu!

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  2. YES girl! You have to feel good in what you're wearing! Whenever I'm shopping, I have to make sure I really LOVE the new piece. You look so beautiful and sunny and bright in the photos. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!

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    1. Yes to your shopping mindset, it's only right way to do it! I also never buy anything unless it happens to be love at first sight, that way I know I won't regret it later! :) Thank you so much, dear and Happy Easter to you and your family! Enjoy the weekend! xx

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  3. Mislim da ti ovo sve sjajno stoji. Ne može svako izneti baršunastu haljinu, tebi je totalno uspelo. E, nisam znala da si 'petite', koliko si visoka? Ne primećuje se na slikama. Ni ja nisam visoka, ali nosim i duge haljine npr. ako mi je do toga, šta me briga.

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    1. Puno ti hvala, draga moja! :) Visoka sam 169cm, a s obzirom da sam i po građi dosta mršava onda me sve te dugačke suknje ili haljine totalno pojedu, pogotovo ako su tamnije boje :D

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  4. PREPREPREPREKRASNA!! Haljinica je kao napravljena za tebe!! Tenisice? More than welcome, ja ih ne mogu prestati kupovati. :D

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  5. Such a beautifully positive post! I love it, and i love the look, you look super confident and happy in it as you should :)

    The Quirky Queer

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    1. Thanks a lot Izzy, I'm glad to hear you liked it! :))

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  6. Such an interresting look. Have a nice day 😊
    deryaninsporgunlugu.com

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    1. Thanks, Derya! And have a great weekend! :)

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  7. If anyone can rock this look it's you! Loving everything about this outfit - especially those tights!

    xx

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    1. Aww thanks a lot, my dear Erika! Have a great weekend! xx

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  8. This color looks SO GOOD on you, and the pictures are simply beautiful! Well done! :D
    LA VEINE

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  9. That dress hangs so nicely, I love it and I love the red! I love wearing sneakers - especially recently they seem to be all I'm wearing and I can't stop adding to my collection! I have to be really careful wearing sneakers with a dress as I have quite short stumpy legs! Great tips though - I tend to be fine as long as I'm wearing them with a fairly straight cut dress!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I always love seeing your outfits with sneakers, you wear them so well! Thanks a lot, glad to hear you like the dress and happy new week! xx

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