I’ve always loved the idea of the trend of layering a dress over pants, but worried that it would look awkward, or too hard to pull off. However, when it comes to fashion, trying new trends is a must! It’s the perfect way of having a little fun with fashion. Some trends you test out and you you hate, and some trends, you simply fall in love. For me, the dress over pants combo is amazing!
The best thing about this trend is that there are many ways to adopt this trend of wearing dresses over pants. I started by wearing this drop hem blush pink ruffle dress. This beautiful J.O.A. was thrifted for $8.00. I found it in a thrift store in Falls Church, VA, called Clock Tower Thrift Store. I visited this thrift store once, and while new thrift newbies would probably run the moment they entered the store, I was in heaven. This thrift store was packed with amazing finds, maybe too many finds. The place was overflowing with clothes and knick knacks.
However, when my eyes fell on this dress, I knew that I had hit jackpot. This dress boast a felted wool-blend and a flared drop waist skirt, and even had the tags on it. The retail price of this beauty, $110. The thrift store price, $8.00. Yes, that is a score!
These pants were the perfect pants for the dress over pants look. I thrifted these structured cream colored H&M pants at Buffalo Exchange a couple of years ago in San Diego, and they are still one of my favorite trousers. I have styled these pants on the blog before here. The floral details on the side of the pants are absolutely beautiful, and sets off the entire look. I especially love the pops of blue against the blush pink dress. If you are going to try layering a dress over pants, choose a pair of pants that will leave your ankles uncovered, to make the look a bit lighter.
As I wanted a sleek look, I opted to wear my blush pink Aldos pointy toe pumps. These are the perfect blush pink color, that can double as a neutral for many outfits, as it did here.
Completing this dress over pants combo, I accessorized with jewelry and this glittery gold clutch from Ross Dress For Less. Ross Dress For Less is one of my favorite none thrift stores. This clutch set me back only $11 as it was a clearance item.
What do you think of the trend of wearing dress over pants? Is it a look that you are willing to try?