I realised that I hadn’t worn leopard print for ages – I don’t know why because it’s one of my favourite prints. Now things are opening up again and we can go out to bars and restaurants it seemed like a good time to try a dressy look. This shirt dress is great for both going out or wearing more casually thanks to the muted colourway. (You can see how I previously styled it for colder weather here). However, I had the perfect excuse to elevate this leopard print dress with a set of fabulous button covers from Goodnight Irene. Some might think blinged up leopard print is a bit over the top, but not me…I’m all for adding sparkle to an outfit!
I love stylish add-ons that can transform an outfit (I have shoe clips too that I’ve featured here and here). These button covers are really easy to use, they simply flip open at the back and you slide them onto the button and snap them shut. You won’t ruin your manicure doing it either, which is always a bonus! I think buttons make a huge difference to the overall look of a garment. These covers are brilliant for elevating your outfit without the commitment or hassle of replacing the existing buttons. I took my cue from them when choosing my jewellery, adding some chandelier earrings (hidden by my hair) and a cocktail ring. My sunglasses match the dress quite well – I bought them from TKMaxx for our holiday in Turkey but I haven’t worn them much since. I’d forgotten how much I like them!
I needed to add a little bit of colour to my outfit, and of course it had to be orange! My matching bag and nails provide the colour hit to finish off the outfit. My nail polish is actually neon although you can’t really tell from the photos. It’s by Revolution and is really good value for money at only £4. I’ve got the neon green shade too – they’re perfect for summer!
SHOP THE LOOK
Mela London shirt dress (old) | Goodnight Irene button covers c/o | Laura Ashley bag (old) | Escada sunglasses | Papaya sandals (old) | ring from a charity shop
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