The Art of Killing Poetry* | The Art of Dressing Down

You’ve got a pair of heels and a silk duster.  You’ve got a print tee and a pair of black slim trousers.

Excellent. You’ve got yourself an outfit.

Sometimes dressing up is much easier, you  take your nice, fancy pieces, add a dash of red lipstick, a pair of heels, and you’re good to go.

When it comes to dialing down, things can get a bit more challenging given that you probably still want to look put together.There is no reason why your dressier pieces can’t go double duty in casual outfits.

Pageant Dresses

A pair of heeled sandals otherwise intended to turn heads on a saturday night, gets the daytime shift with a fun print shirt and a pair of cotton trousers.

white formal dresses

A silk overcoat doesn’t need a special occasion to shine. Pair it with less glam textures such as soft cotton and leather to toughen it up.

It’s a new era.

Hail to our glam pieces.

Hail to a flexible wardrobe.

Song of the post: Sodom – The Art of Killing Poetry

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ZARA satin effect blush long bomber

PULL & BEAR “Milk” Tee

MAXMARA Slim Trousers



  • Rachel Li March 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    That is such a cute t-shirt!!

    • March 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you! I thought so too!

  • Sheri March 22, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    A lovely outfit. I love outfits that can be worn both chic and casual. Especially when traveling. Less to pack 🙂

  • Chiara March 22, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Grat outfit 🙂 thanks for sharing girl!

  • Olubukonla March 22, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I never go wrong with a pair of jeans (mostly skinny) and a print t-shirt. This outfit can be chic as well as causal. Nice post

  • Felicia March 23, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Nice outfit! The simplicity of it is what makes it so great! I’m now on the hunt for a silk kimono like this.

    • March 23, 2017 at 1:03 am

      on sale on my depop 🙂

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate March 23, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Great look! I love that it looks so effortless and chic! Also loving your hair color – very nice!

    • March 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      aw, thank you so much! Effortless is the way to go when you’re working 24/4 🙂

  • Ellie March 23, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I love this!! I did a similar post recently on why you shouldn’t save your fancy items for “special occasions” they can really boost a dressed down look!


    • March 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Yes! I saw that post! Amazing nude heels!

  • Nina March 24, 2017 at 11:51 am

    A cute pair of heels can do wonders for an outfit. I love pairing them with a pair of skinny jeans.

  • Ramelle March 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Love your style 😎

  • LC @ A Life of Authenticity March 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Cute outfit! I completely agree that a silk duster can accentuate an outfit and take up a couple thousand notches. I so need to get one! LOL

  • Ola March 24, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    “Dressing down” properly is definitely an art. Some people – like yourself – can pull it off and look like a million bucks. Great explanation on how to get that look. And great hair!

    • March 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      aww, thank you so much for the lovely comment!

  • Nellwyn March 24, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I love flexible outfits like this that can easily go from day to night. Adding a red lipstick is one of my favourite ways of dressing up a look.

    • March 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      same here

  • Natasha March 25, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Love the thought behind this look for dressing down. I’ve been wanting to add more tees to my wardrobe for the sole purpose of dressing down.

  • Lakisha March 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I love this outfit. I’ve been slowly revamping my closet to be able to mox and match my pieces together and just look GREAT!!


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