Floral With An Edge :: floral dress + black leather jacket

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Black Leather Jacket Over Dress
Floral dresses need to be given more credit. They're extremely versatile and can EASILY be styled in a rebellious, no-frills way. Just because you're wearing floral, doesn't mean you have to look overly girly and preppy - no, SIR! Welcome to the wonderful world of floral dressing 2.0: styling a floral dress to satisfy your inner badass. Intrigued yet? 
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Silhouette is important. If you want to look as edgy as possible, opt for a leaner, more body-skimming frock. While fit-and-flares are fabulous, they're also majorly feminine. Try and find a floral pattern that has some contrast to it as well. For example, the black paneling on mine is unexpected and definitely adds an edge. And a high-low hemline? It doesn't get much more posh than that. 
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high low hemline dress
 A black leather jacket is the key to pulling off this look. Rebels ALWAYS wear leather and it's ALWAYS black. I like to think of my leather jacket as a blazer with an attitude - don't be afraid to team it with your nicest dresses. There's truly no limit to what you can pair a leather jacket with. And if you really want to style a floral dress in a downtown way, a leather jacket is almost always required. 
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 Typical black pumps are way too basic for a true badass. Choose an equally versatile pair, but one that offers a bit more spirit. These pointed-toe, ankle-strap Sam Edelmans are fierce and fresh, but chic nonetheless (ha, I just made a rhyme)! 
black Sam Edelman heels
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Stick with a streamlined, simple bag to match your jacket and heels. Let your floral dress do the talking! My crossbody has a fringey tassel attached to it too, which gives it a little more flare. And don't forget about your nails - my bright purple polish is its own kind of accessory!
purple spring nail polish
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I'm not into hoop earrings (totally nothing wrong with them, it's just a personal taste thing), so when I want to make a statement with my ear jewels, I turn to these guys - pretty much every time. They're loud but not obnoxious. And let's be real, pearls or dainty diamond studs don't exactly scream "edgy." Use your accessories to offset the sweet femininity of your floral dress. 
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Using one of my very favorite eyeshadow palettes (you can find it here), I gave myself a deep bronzey look. A black smokey eye would have been way overkill in addition to my look-at-me lips. And a poppy pink lipstick was just too fun to pass up for this rockstar look! 
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Case in point: a sleek dress with slightly edgy accents comes full circle when a leather jacket gets thrown into the mix. Add matching black accessories that posses a "wow" factor, and polish it off with an electric lip. BAM - a floral frock with a major 'tude. And in fashion, attitude is something we STRIVE for. 
floral high low dress
crystal dangle earrings
[dress: Ann Taylor (old, but I also like this one) // jacket: Guess (similar here) // heels: Sam Edelman // clutch: Ann Taylor (similar here) // earrings: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // eyeshadow: Innerstellar palette by Kat Von D // lipstick: CK One (similar choice here

Since spring is THE season for florals, I thought it was only appropriate to showcase one of my favorite, unexpected ways to sport a traditionally one-dimensional type of dress. It's super easy to give yourself a badass makeover, and from personal experience I can also say it's pretty empowering! I wore this look to the Women's Transformative Leadership Forum dinner here in NYC, and it gave me all the confidence I needed to strut into a room full of women professionals. 

When it comes to fashion, the glorious thing is, you don't HAVE to choose between edgy and girly in one day, with one look. A floral dress can effortlessly give you the best of BOTH worlds. 
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  1. you look gorgeous!


  2. Lovely look,that dress is really spring inspired and look super edgy with that leather jacket :)


  3. nice floral,

  4. Beautiful leather jacket!


  5. I'm not into feminine looks in general, but I love the idea of taking something as feminine as a floral dress and giving it some edge!

    Christina | www.cuddlepill.com

  6. beautiful,you look so so stunning and very girly in that dress

  7. Lovely post:)
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  8. lovely dress !


  9. I love floral dresses with moto jackets! Pretty much any time I wear floral, I pair it with a moto jacket to toughen it up :) Needless to say, I'm obsessed with this outfit!


  10. Such a great pairing with the leather jacket. Love it!


  11. This outfit is the perfect combination of edgy and girly. So pretty! Looking great as always, girl! <3

    Something About That

  12. I am agree with you, a leather jacket is basic and necessary in the closet, and look great with flower dress, love it!


  13. Great combo, always works!!!! I love your dress!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  14. Love the leather/floral combo! Such a great look.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. What an edgy and stunning combination! Such a great new way to wear florals for spring!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  16. Perfect mix of feminine and edgy! I love seeing a floral dress paired with leather. There is something so rebellious about it
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

  17. You look fabulous! This dress is so perfect for spring and I love how you added a moto jacket for a bit of edge!

  18. I love the shape of the dress. The leather jacket paired with florals is really fun.

  19. Yes so true and throwing on a leather moto jacket is the perfect way to do this, and love the high low effect.

    Allie of

  20. Love this look - so perfect for spring! And I love your pastel nails.
    Have a great day,
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

  21. Loving the floral dresses!
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  22. Love how looks dresses with leather jackets!!!


  23. Totally love your look - especially the floral dress! <3 Can't wait for spring to finally arrive in Germany!! :)


    Dana from www.howimetmyoutfit.de

  24. Great oufit! Love this dress + jacket combo!


  25. This pair is looking best. Floral dress with black leather jackets looking stylish for spring.Black is always nice but it would also look good in brown color. Great outfit.
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