Black to me is more for going out in the evening but that is just me. Flat ballerinas make the outfit a bit more casual and the legs slightly shorter, but the overall silhouette still works for my body type.
But this makes me think that maybe I could…. Most people feel the opposite. Definitely give it a try. A white blouse with dark jeans or trousers is always very chic. I have not tried the dress over leggings or pants, but just may give this a shot for spring… I love your combination here including the hat!
The green bag gives a perfect pop of colour against the black and white. I very occasionally wear leggings, but tend to use them as part of very casual laying round the house outfits. As usual you have styled it very well. A minor taste detail to me, please bear that in mind: I am wondering whether it would even be better to do without either the hat or the necklace in the combination with the fun Heleen van der Meer bag.
I love that dress, and I think the outfit is perfect with the flats! I love this silhouette, Sylvia. And the simple color palette too — so chic. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!
The model is simple but very classy and you can combine it in so many ways. I am sure this is going to be the next musthave in our closets. This is such a wonderful outfit, I totally love this look.
Now I need a white dress like this… Fabulous, Sylvia!! Annette Lady of Style. You look great in this outfit, Sylvia. The look you have here is similar to your trousers under a dress concept, and I think I like it better since the leggings are so slim. I love the leggings with the flats…so Audrey Hepburn. I agree with everyone above, the look is lovely and it suits you so well.
I am on the lookout for a summer dress without pattern or too many frills and shaping. This one is perfect. Looks great on you! I like the dress-over-leggings look a lot. Recently I bought a thicker pair of leggings to wear under my shorter dresses but unfortunately they are a bit loose. I think in the future I will stick to opaque hose! I like this outfit with flats a lot. The leggings make you casual light, safe and youthful.
I like and always follow Coco Shanel advice: But, some people can afford a lot of them and stiil look great! Thanks for the feedback Lara. I agree with you, especially when combined with the green bag. I appreciate your reluctance about leggings, but have to admit you look pretty good in them, this is a very flattering outfit, and being seemingly tall, you carry it very well!
What a charming outfit, very chic!!! The black-tights question is the million-dollar question because it is not just about what you wear.
It is about how you order the priorities of how you look and what you get done. It is about your postcode and your mindset, your taxi bill and your holiday schedule. The black-tights question is code for: This is why the only acceptable answer is the one I borrowed from the oysters. Zero-tolerance of tights is only not annoying if you are a diehard fashionista, the type that wears strange trouser shapes and weird shoes and goofball jewellery.
The black-tights issue is fundamental because it separates fashion as actually lived by actual human beings from fashion as seen on models. I wear black tights, when it gets really cold. It is also a matter of cold, hard cash. It is an age issue, too, because bare legs are a youthful look.
To create a softer contrast between dress and tights it is easier to go for more transparent black tights like this lady below or like miss Pandora If you wanna go for really opaque black tights, it is safer to choose a dress in a thicker fabric like below. Black tights are expertly paired with shorts to extend their wear past the summer season. They’re thrown on casually with sneakers and a flared dress for the ultimate sporty, feminine look. Black and white is always chic even when you wear it with a few cheap leggings. The dress make the leggings a bit dressier. I wore it with the hat as I had a bad hair day, and it suits this outfit really well.