How to style a long dress

Ever felt like your dress needs a little something extra? I recently wore a long white maxi dress and I was inspired to create this little edit of how I wore it. 

As my dress is plain in the greatest way, I like a pop of colour that makes you stand out. Most of my blazers have that oversized look and I love the relaxed feel it gives you. Here's a selection of colourful blazers to brighten up your wardrobe.

Flats are a must as a daily item, they are comfortable to walk around in all day. I am a huge mule fan especially in lighter shades, these are some of my picks if you want neutral colours.

When it comes to accessories I like it to be matching, I have been wearing some gold hoops from Asos which is my most reached for earring but I love the safety pin earring with marble resin that Asos has come out with. You can also opt for some statement earrings if you want to tie your hair back.

To sinch in the waist and break up the colours, a thin black belt with a gold buckle is a must-have in everyone's wardrobe. I wear this just under the bust and tie the belt in a fancy way when I have too much belt strap on the end.

Bag wise I like bags that are on the smaller size since I don't end up carry loads of things. I like my bags to sit on my hip so I tie the straps higher. I have also eyed up this little beige-pink mini bag that is such a good size from Zara, it comes in blue too if you want a pop of colour.

That is all from me, there are many ways to wear long dresses when you play with your wardrobe, what item have you been styling up?

Until next time!

Joyce x

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  1. I love a good long dress, but sometimes struggle to know what to put with it, so this is so helpful! I need to invest in more blazers haha xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. I definitely needed to read this, I love long dresses but always feel like they drown me and I look weird! x

    Gemma Louise

  3. Love the items you've picked out! I love a good blazer/dress combo x

    Terri // Terri Talks

    1. It's such a easy way to spruce up your outfit x

  4. I have a couple of long dresses but I'm no good at styling! This is super helpful :)

  5. I recently purchased a gorgeous long white dress from New Look and I worry that I won't be able to wear it soon as it'll be cold! I have't yet found a nice jacket to go with it but this has helped inspire me to find something suitable.

    Amy x
    The July Rose

    1. Oh yes!!! It gets cold do fast in the UK! x

  6. I'm really into longer dresses these days but eally struggle with what needs to be paired with it best so this is really helpful!

  7. I always stray away from longer dresses but I'll definitely have to think about these accessories next time I'm trying one on! :)

    Kate |


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