I’m back after a what has felt like the longest month! I have been crazy busy at work (my 9-5 as a merchandiser) & my brand / online shop are keeping me pretty busy with our summer fast approaching. Oh, & let’s not forget the trend trip to London & Milan for next winter merchandise. I am no where near not being busy, but I am back into a more regular routine which makes me feel a little more settled.

Today I’m sharing a look post I shot with Prince (@princeedgie) over a month ago. Yeah I know – I’m a slacker!!! I have been loving dresses of late; & I am especially enjoying styling them in ways I wouldn’t have done before. My style evolution has been amazing right? Who’s been here since day 1? Sometimes I look back & cringe at old photographs. But at least I have seen some progress. This outfit is a perfect example of how I have grown so much in terms of my style. I have paired the white shirt dress with a pair of skinny blue jeans. It’s simple but chic & sexy in an understated way. And Brett a few years ago who have never worn this white dress with jeans! Let’s be honest here.

I picked up this dress at Zara when I was in LA in April. A great find – even though it’s sheer as hell. I have worn it with a pair of nude Spanx but I prefer to layer it with an actual clothing item so I feel more covered up.  Personal preference I guess. But I do still think it’s a great find because of the fabric which is lightweight (perfect for summer) & textured. And the tortoise shell buttons just add that extra bit of detail. The buttons are also super on trend. They have actually been trending for 2 seasons now. And while I was in London & Milan, I saw that they are still very visible in the early winter stories we found in store.

Back to layering. I think I have layered this dress in the simplest way possible. You could add more layers like a denim jacket, or even a sheer polo neck underneath the dress. You could also pair the white dress with a printed midi skirt or leggings. It really all depends on how far you want to take it. To be very honest, layering is something that I seldom feel comfortable doing. Why? I’m not too sure. Maybe it’s that I find it a little intimidating. Or that I picture people like Maria Alia who achieve the layered look so effortlessly. That being said, I can definitely see myself attempting the layered look more. A dress paired with denims is a great way to dip your toes into the layering style pool. So, if you’re like me & want to experiment – that would be a great place to start.

Dress + Kitten heels (ZARA) | Sunglasses (IAMTrend)

Here are some white dresses I think are great for layering: H&M, PrettyLittleThing, MRP & Cotton On