How to wear fancy clothes for daytime: see how a group of international fashion bloggers - including me - wear elegant party wear in the day !
Today's post is a little more special than usual ! I had the honor to be invited to take part in The fab 40's, a group of international bloggers aiming to show how different women style a different theme, that changes every month. This time the theme was how to style elegant/evening/fancy wear in the daytime. I chose to go almost monochrome with this blue outfit I built around this jacquard golden rose print midi skirt I had bought on Asos a while ago, to attend a party. The fabric of this skirt features an elegant golden rose pattern on a royal blue background. I wore with a golden top back in the day, and to wear it again in the daytime I added a Yumi lace t-shirt with a bit of see through effect. The mixture of textures and prints turn this feminine outfit with a classic vibe into a more modern one. I admit this outfit it's still quite elegant, as I kept my heels on with these gorgeous made in Italy pumps and added a simple blue Zara clutch. My look can turn into a more casual one in a blink of an eye just adding a pair of white sneakers instead of the heels and tossing my clutch into a larger tote bag !.
Yumi lace t-shirt
Sergio Levantesi pumps
My look with a see-through lace blouse and jacquard midi skirtReaders of my fashion blog know about my love for midi skirts, I have quite a collection of such skirts and I just love how versatile they are: they can be elegant and also perfect for daytime. I have never been a fan of see-through clothing even tho it's a big trend, and with this t-shirt I went a bit out of my comfort zone, but managed to keep it easy and classy thanks to a matching bra. Well, this was my pick for this theme, a classy daytime look that is something in between evening wear and day wear and that can be quickly turned into something more casual. Now, are you ready to see what my fellow bloggers wore ? Let me introduce you to them and their looks !
Samantha from Fake fabulous
I love the mix of stripes and polka dots of this look and I think the pencil skirt is very flattering on Samantha! I love Sam's style, she is also a lover of colors even tho this outfit is in black and white ! She lives in Scotland and her outfit details are below:
T-shirt: Me&EM | Scarf: A gift | Earrings: H&M | Dress: Maggy London | Belt: Warehouse | Bag: Topshop | Shoes: Puma
Sheela from Sheela writes
Sheela (from Houston, Texas) went for an edgy look and it works so well ! The touch of red drives me crazy, those heels are so beautiful and love how they look under the sequin pants ! Sheela's outfit details:
Sequin Joggers - Free People | Top - Thrifted | Heels - Ami Club Wear | Fitbit & Rings - Gifted Suede Choker - courtesy of Ettika X Revolve | Sunnies - Poshmark | Lipstick - I’m Nude from Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Mary from Curlybyrdie chirps
This bodycon skirt looks so well on Mary ! I love how she added a belt to define her waistline. She is a blogger from the Midwest and her outfit details are:
Skirt - Carson's | Top - H&M | Shoes - Jessica Simpson | Bag -Call It Spring Jcpenney | Choker - NY and Company
Jennie from A pocketful of polka dots
I love Jennie's style ! Never boring and always fun. Her look is totally something I'd wear, love the blazer, the sequin top and those slip-ons (that are also named just like my hubby, LOL). See Jennie's outfit details below:
Jacket - Liz Claiborne, JCPenney | Sequined Tank - NY&Co. | Jeans - jcp, JCPenney |Sneakers - Steve Madden "Eros" | Necklace - Charming Charlie
Anne from Kremb de la Kremb
Anne's look is totally inspiring, with that sequin skirt paired with a graphic tee, and the bomber jacket - one of this season's must haves. This must also be perfect for Hong Kong weather, I suppose ! Anne lives there and I just love her attitude and her fierce style. Her outfit details:
Sunnies and Waistbelt from ASOS | Rose Earrings from a colleague way back from my time in El Salvador | Zara Bomber | Graphic Tee from Nordstrom Rack | Forever 21 Sequin Skirt | Teva Flatform Sandals
Diane from Fashion on the 4th floor
The combo sequins/denim shorts is so adorable, and Diane can surely wear them ! She has killer legs - she is an athlete and it shows ! - and also a lovely, modern style. The details of this look can be found below:
Sequin Top: Express | Denim Shorts: H&M | Sneakers: Bebe |Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Express | Crossbody Bag: Mofe inc.
And...that's me, of course ;)
I hope you enjoyed this post, I was all excited to join my friends, it was fun and hope we can do it again soon ! Actually, I hope my fellow bloggers will understand that since it was my first time with them and I was all excited about it, I couldn't help to keep my fancy clothes for daytime still quite elegant. Ladies, after seeing your looks, I had thousands of other ideas on my mind - and this means that you are all inspiring women, and the real purpose of blogging is to share and also to get inspired by the others, so thank you for this opportunity ! To my readers, please check out these other bloggers' blogs for more inspiration because they are all outstanding and don't forget to share the love ! Thanks everyone for reading and commenting Fashion and Cookies fashion blog and thanks to my blogger friends for inviting me into this lovely group of smart and stylish women !
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Lettori italiani: Il post di oggi è un post in collaborazione con un gruppo internazionale di blogger e, per questa volta, è solo in inglese. Si tratta di post a tema e quello di questo mese era "indossare abbigliamento elegante/da festa durante il giorno". Ho scelto una gonna midi Sister Jane presa su Asos per una festa e ho abbinato una t-shirt in pizzo di Yumi con un effetto vedo-non vedo. Che ne pensate di questo outfit nel mio colore preferito ? A presto !