THE SLIP DRESS

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

CAPSULE WARDROBE ARCHIVE

I don’t have an Instagram wardrobe.

My little capsule collection is cohesive and timeless. Minimalism runs in my blood: It’s what I’ve been drawn to my whole life. I get a rush of adrenaline when I find the perfect missing piece, because I’ve been probably looking for it for years and years refusing to compromise, reserving an empty hanger for it, in my closet, as I knew I would finally find it.

This “Less but Better” philosophy of mine, may seem a bit restrictive to some but it’s really not. Sure, you don’t get to go to the shops every other day and impulsively get whatever is on sale, but to me this isn’t the meaning of fashion.

ESSENTIALISM

…is the word I was looking for.

I had an empty hanger in my closet waiting to welcome a bright, simple slip dress next to my white, black and nude ones.

I rarely ever wear colour but when I do I like to keep the silhouettes simple, the fabrics luxuriously unadorned and the shades slightly muted and moody.

When Koogal offered me this dress I heard the empty hanger whispering “yes”.

I nodded in agreement.

VERSATILITY

Slip dresses are the epitome of versatility.

They can be as casual or as formal as you need them to be in order to work for a variety of occasions.

DRESS IT DOWN: A biker jacket, a pair of Doc Martens (they even make vegan ones now) a messy ponytail. A boxy oversized cable knit sweater stolen from the boyfriend (or the men’s department) if it’s cold enough.

HELIOS

is the name of the dress. The Greek word for sun.

DRESS IT UP: A pair of barely there sandals in either black or nude. Jewellery. Red lips. A vintage clutch to finish the look. You don’t need much to look glam. It’s a state of mind, after all.

LAYERS

I’m going to wear mine over a pair of (v) leather skinny trousers and under a metal band tee. Or paired with a sequined top in a blush pink shade and a massive knit, long cardie to cuddle in. My biker jacket and doc Martins go without saying. And when the weather gets a bit sunnier I can’t wait to wear it on its own, perhaps with sandals or a pair of converse and my hair up in a bun.

YOU

How are you going to wear yours?

SHOP MY LOOK

THE DRESS

This post is sponsored by KOOGAL
However, all opinions are my own, y’all know I’m too opinionated when it comes to my capsule wardrobe to support something that I don’t truly believe in.

Until the next one,

31 thoughts on “THE SLIP DRESS

  1. Anonymous says:

    Marry me

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I thought you’d never ask!

  2. Mariah says:

    She’s finally wearing colours!

    • Darkthoughts says:

      I think she does wear colors for photoshoots and so on. It’s just her capsule wardrobe that’s black and white.

  3. Deanna Pair says:

    It’s too cold where I live to wear lovely silk dresses like this one. I’m so jealous, you look fantastic!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Layer on the fabrics then Deanna!Heavy knits and silk dresses are soooo zexyyy

  4. That dress is truly lovely- and layering it with the blush sequin top is just genius! I also really resonated with your concept of essentialism, it really embodies how I feel towards fashion right now.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Essentialism as an aspect or tool of minimalism, yes! Less but better to simplify our lives, right?

  5. Ft shari1 says:

    Perfection. The dress, the hair, the make-up, her…

  6. Anna Mann says:

    Chelf, I love your capsule wardrobe aesthetic and mindset. I appreciate how everything is well curated and your determination to work with brands you really like shows.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      * touched * Thank you so much for saying that! Integrity is something that I value and I always wonder if that comes off here. Thank you!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Yay! It will change the way you dress! They are so convenient!

  7. Very nice but I don’t think it would work on me because I’m so curvy.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      The curvier the better baby!

  8. OK, yes, FOR YOU I love that dress/it looks great on you (I’m with Jen, it just would not work on my frame.) BUT, what I love as much if not more is how you *write about it* – so sensually, truly beautiful. Thanks for the best post about a little mustard dress that I have read in a long time! 🙂

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Hey Flossie! Thank you so, so much for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 Slip dresses are surpisingly flattering, just try a flowy one next time you’re browsing the shops. Keep away from cheap synthetic fabrics that cling on the body and go for either vegan silk with a mix of polyester or even a cotton/linen dress <3

  9. You look fabulous and now I am convinced I NEED one for myself

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      you do 😉

  10. I really like the style of this dress, I would just want a different color. Maybe in a bold red because yellow just doesn’t work for me. But I like that it can be dressed up or down.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      You would look fantastic in a red slip dress! Please tell me that you own one!

  11. Linda says:

    What’s a lovely slip dress! I am for a smaller wardrobe. It’s just so much easier to look at when making decisions. And it forces me to think more about the essentials.

  12. Ria says:

    I loved how you styled such a classic piece in various ways. I especially loved how you layered the slip dress with different textures! Also, this color really works as we transition into spring soon.

  13. Marjie Mare says:

    This is such a pretty dress. I haven’t worn yellow for a while. I think I can definitely try this one.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you!

  14. Wow you are looking on fire, you really suit the dress. Love the colour on you xx

  15. What a nice style guide for casual outfits. I am not much of a dress person as I don’t go out much and I don’t wear dresses at work (as I am a teahcer).

  16. I love silky fabrics! they are so luxurious to the touch! I really like all the possibilities of styling this slip dress!

  17. That color looks so beautiful and bright, just like the sun! I love wearing slip dresses and during winter I love matching it with a light knitwear.

  18. Elizabeth O says:

    Slip dresses are truly versatile and they look great on all body types. Perfect dress to take on a trip.

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