The Fail-Safe

Buffalo dress, Urban Outfitters clutch, H&M flats, Club Monaco bracelet, vintage necklace c/o Shoppalu
This week, FASHION Magazine asked the Style Panel how we would style an outfit for an event that didn’t have a clearly stated dress code. Though technically the smart thing to do would be to go for neutrals and pack both heels and flats, I’m a big believer in the fact that you could wear just about anything, and as long as you feel most comfortable in it, you’ll look entirely fine. Given that I’m such a skirt, dress and colour person, I would definitely opt for a femme silhouette nine times out of ten in a punchy colour (cue in: this dress). Dressier flats like these sparkly H&M flats would either give the outfit a pared-down chic vibe at a dressier affair or a polished look at a more casual event.
Eek I have been having the worst sleeps all week and I keep waking up later than I should because of it! Must run off to work now, hope you all have an amazing hump day!
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  1. 7.11.12

    such a pretty dress! wow!

  2. 7.11.12

    This is such a gorgeous dress, I love the colours in it and the fit. It would definitely be appropriate for many situations. I love the pop with that clutch too!

  3. 7.11.12

    Love it!! I am so jealous of all these awesome Style Challenges- you knock it out of the ball park every time 🙂

  4. 7.11.12
    Judy said:

    That's actually a really good tip. I think it is true that if you really feel comfortable in what you're wearing it'll work. I mean–minus PJs to a nice dinner :p.


  5. 7.11.12
    Annie said:

    That dress looks gorgeous on you, and I am dying over that clutch – so pretty! Love the color combo too 🙂

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  6. 7.11.12

    I pretty much had to have those H&M shoes when I saw them! They're so cute! And always receive a lot of compliments!


  7. 7.11.12

    I do love the bold and punchy color – it could totally work for a lot of different occasions and the silhouette is uber flattering on you!

    Courtney ~

  8. 7.11.12
    Cee said:

    Oh pally, you have such a different take on this kind of challenge than pretty much anyone else I know – my gut reaction would have been black, black and more black 🙂 I'm loving the pops of turquoise you added to this ensemble to contrast with the purple and red of your dress. And you know how I feel about those sparkly flats. I would own them myself if only H&M had my size! Hope your sleep improves soon, my lovely pal. Missing you!

  9. 7.11.12
    Shannon said:

    You are so gorgeous! I love your necklace.

  10. 7.11.12

    I love it! That's a hard challenge!

  11. 7.11.12
    Well... said:

    Nice, that'd be a tough challenge to come up with something creative, but you did it effortlessly! Love the colors and print of this dress – you look amazing 🙂

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  12. 7.11.12
    Carmen said:

    Cute shoes and bag 🙂

  13. 7.11.12
    two birds said:

    gorgeous! i love the colors of your dress!

  14. 7.11.12
    lisa said:

    Your advice sounds spot on. Hope you get some more sleep!

  15. 7.11.12
    amuseume said:

    Totally agree! If you feel comfortable, then you feel confident. You can pretty much rock anything if you've got the right attitude. Besides, with such a pretty face, why would anyone ever object to how you look?

    Great colour palette! It just oozes summer.

  16. 7.12.12
    Manda said:

    Cute clutch!
    Eat Cake

  17. 7.12.12
    Randa said:

    I agree with wearing just about anything but how you carry yourself makes the outfit. You look beautiful in this dress!


  18. 7.12.12
    Jackie said:

    Your clutch and ring are fab! I am happy to see you're doing well! 🙂

  19. 7.12.12

    I love your clutch! You look beautiful!

  20. 7.12.12
    Leonie said:

    Such a lovely dress, it's definitely fail proof (can a pretty dress ever fail?!) 🙂 The clutch and ring add a great punch of "cooler color" to the look. Gorgeous as always!

    xo Leonie

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  21. 7.12.12

    Such an adorable dress! The colors are beautiful.

  22. 7.12.12
    Danie said:

    I absolutely adore this outfit! I love the pattern and colors of the dress and I like how you added turquoise accessories! Very beautiful!

  23. 7.12.12

    Great post! And I totally agree 🙂 I'm a dress and flats kind of girl- it seems to work for any occasion and I love that you chose a colorful print!

  24. 7.12.12

    Gorgeous – and we have the same shoes! xx

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  25. 7.12.12

    Nice colours!!! Love the Tiffany blue the best though.
    Suzi x

  26. 7.19.12

    I just can't get over how naturally pretty you are. 🙂

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