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I’ve always loved the slightly 80’s combination of pleather and lace, and how one compliments the other despite being at different ends of the ‘edginess’ spectrum. This Halloween, I’ve been getting into the spirit of the season by picking out outfit combinations that are more than a little influenced by my inner goth: and whilst she’d probably recoil at the bright yellow dress, I think she’d approve of the rest.
I have had this yellow lace overlay dress for a good while, and I’ve been meaning to wear it all summer, but even though I love the colour I’ve just not been feeling it for an outfit. Because I’m quite tall, dresses in this style tend to come up short and I think I was waiting for opaques weather to come round again before wearing it.
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I’m so glad I finally gave it a chance though, it’s such a comfy relaxed fit; I bought my usual size and there is plenty of room to spare. The body is lined, which really does help in the chillier weather too.
The dress is a pull on type, but the high neck has a button at the nape to fasten it. It lends itself really well to the addition of a bow, so I got another chance to use up some more of the acres of black ribbon I picked up from eBay for an earlier post.
I’m also wearing a really comfortable pair of faux suede creeper trainers, because of course I am… it’s Halloween! The trainers are from New Look, and they aren’t wide fit. I find that with lace ups I don’t need wide fit as often because you can lace them as loosely as you like.
My fave Missguided Plus pleather jacket got another outing, and this is the item that made the outfit for me. I have seen lots of pleather jackets this season with the faux fur underneath the collar rather than on top, so I just took this jacket I already have with a removable faux fur collar and tucked the faux fur underneath. I’m pleased it worked out, because in my head it sounded like way too simple of a trick to actually work, and it means my pins are visible too!
It’s defintiely my pin collection’s time to shine, as pins and patches are having a big revival just now. To complement the outfit I chose my flamingo pin (which was a gift so I’m not sure where it came from), my Oscar Wilde from Thread Famous, my ‘dump him’ drippy heart from Black Heart Creatives and the daffodils / Smiths lyrics pin from La La Land.
This was a really nice outfit to mooch about in for the day, I know I’ve used this word multiple times in the post but the dress and trainers are incredibly comfy, and the pleather jacket is such a good contrast to the lace overlay of the dress. I think I did my inner goth proud, despite the yellow, but an outfit of mine just wouldn’t feel right without a splash of colour!