My friend Amber saw me in this outfit and said I looked “very Anine Bing”. I’ll take it. I was going for that sort of rocker-cowgirl vibe. I even tried tying a little bandana around my neck, but that was very decidedly too much. Like a bolero tie or giant western belt buckle, the bandana, I suppose, must be used with caution.
Actually, that’s not the best example. I would argue that the bolero tie must never be used at all, but I might be in the minority on that one.
But this slip dress? THIS I’ll wear with wild abandon. I wear it in the summer with sexy sandals, and in the winter with tights and boots and turtlenecks underneath. It’s one of my husband’s favorites, too. Even when, I’ve learned, it’s all covered up with t-shirts and denim jackets and things. It’s the silky stuff, I think.
How I’m Wearing Slip Dresses & Western Boots
dress: Fleur du Mal Cowl Neck Slip Dress (xs for reference) – This is pricey, but is so versatile (and gorgeous) that it’s met my cost-per-wear several times over. I’m a 90’s girl, though, so a slip dress is something I really will wear forever. My dress is available in a few different colors (or a shorter length) — see shopping widget below. I also rounded up other gorgeous slip dresses at the bottom of this article (this Cuyana one is probably the most similar to mine).
jacket: Free People Denim Jacket (size xs for reference) – this thing is quickly becoming my fav. Not only does it work over dresses, but I’ve been wearing the heck out of it with jeans, too. (Blue ones.)
boots: Paige Willa Chelsea Bootie – walkable heel, super comfortable. I love these. But if they aren’t your exact thing, I’ve rounded up more options at the end…
bag: Clare V Chou Chou – bought this in the Black Friday Shopbop sale…and have been using it ever since. My fav.
The Best Slip Dresses I’ve Found Right Now
In Real Silk…
Snakeskin Boots We’re Loving
photo credits: Peaberry Photo (mwah!!)