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September 7, 2022

I’ve had such a great response to my new series – thank you!  It’s been so lovely to read your comments and emails, I’m chuffed to hear that you want to see more and love that a couple of you have even suggested items for me to work with…keep them coming!

This week I thought I’d work with a floral vintage dress that I bought at the Bath Flea market when I was home last year.  I don’t own many secondhand pieces as I often struggle to find things I like, that I can see working with my other clothes but as soon as I spotted this dress I knew it would be a good ‘un and I was right; it’s proven itself to be a versatile piece that can be dressed up and down really easily.

I find that adding a tailored jacket to almost any outfit can take it effortlessly to the office.   It’s a sharper more polished version of a cardigan, and there’s something about putting on a jacket that screams ‘I’m ready for work’!

Layering sweaters over dresses is something I’ve done for years, not only does it change the whole look of the dress but it’s so much warmer than layering tops underneath – there’s a limit as to how much you can fit under a dress!  

This look is my favorite way to wear the dress, I like the contrast between the studded belt and the feminine floral print, and it’s also the simplest of the three looks.

Do you buy many vintage items?  Maybe you could share some tips on how to find the right piece?!

Hi, I'm Niki

author and personal stylist

Over the past 18 years I’ve freed thousands of women from the frustration of disappointing outfits, by showing them how to dress to make the most of their shape, and helping them build a closet that's easy to use and fun to wear.  My blog shares the tried and true tips and knowledge I've developed, to help you stop wasting money on disappointing clothes, and build a closet you enjoy wearing.

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