Lately I have really been into light layers. I’ve basically been wearing my summer clothes and adding enough things on top until I feel warm enough. I love super soft, super thin fabrics and pieces that drape nicely and I’m having lots of fun coming up with new ways to wear them. This look is a perfect example. I love cool, casual maxi dresses but I’m not a fan of bare shoulders unless it’s crazy hot outside. So I added this thin tunic top over one and created a layered maxi dress that was perfect for wearing around town last weekend.
I’m a huge fan of tunics for two reasons: mostly because super low rise jeans were popular during my formative years and it was nearly impossible to find tops that were long enough to wear with them and also because most mini dresses end up being long tops on me. I try to work with what I’ve got. This gray tunic is one I find myself reaching for all of the time (you can see another look here). It’s super thin so it’s perfect for layering and it can be worn multiple ways.
I thought it was perfect for this layered maxi dress look. I started with a fun black and white striped maxi dress and added the gray tunic on top. I love how the oversized fit and sharkbite hem look over the dress. I added some cute bow sneakers in gray suede for a bit of a monochromatic look.
Since I can never have enough sparkle, I also added this statement necklace from Happiness Boutique. I like how the geometric shapes look with the striped dress, and I really like how the tunic is thin enough to see the dress print underneath. Side note- I once saw a girl wearing a thin floral top over a striped dress and surprisingly it looked so good together. I instantly thought about that when I put on this outfit.
I love how this ended up looking like a light top over a maxi skirt but if you got close you could tell it was a dress. It’s making me wonder what other tops I can layer over dresses!
Striped Maxi Dress: Moa Moa, similar here and here // Tunic: Tobi Rachel Grey Tunic Top c/o last seen here, similar here // Statement Necklace: Happiness Boutique Be Beautiful Statement Necklace c/o // Grey Suede Sneakers: J Slides Beauty // Sunglasses: The Row, similar here and here // Lipstick: Rimmel You’re All Mine
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