fashion . Styling Tips

Trend Alert: Dress Over Pants

When you need that extra layer

Monsoon season is upon us and the breeze is evidently cooler these days. But forget knit sweaters and heavy cardigans. There's a new, creative way to layer clothes without looking frumpy. What we're talking about is the dress over pants fashion trend that's been seen sported by fashionistas on Instagram. 

Let's take a cue from them on how to style this unconventional look.

Vertical Stripes + Denim Pants

Clozette Ambassador Sharnie Hung chose a shirt dress with vertical stripes to help streamline the look. This style is a great choice for petite ladies, as it helps elongate the silhouette. For the pants, we can see a little bit of tattered texture going on, which adds more character and edge to the whole outfit.

Kimono Style Dress + Skinny Jeans

Another foolproof styling for the dress over pants trend is pairing flowy dresses with skinny jeans. It adheres to the common rule of having a tight-loose ratio for your top and bottom. If you're a beginner when it comes to layering, start with this easy look.

Mesh + Denim

A mesh dress is always a little challenging to work with because you'll have to be very meticulous with the pieces that you'll wear underneath it. One wrong piece and you'll end up looking trashy. However, you can never go wrong by pairing it with a camisole or bralette and skinny jeans for a unique and chic vibe. 

Prints Over Prints

Pairing prints together without looking silly can be hard to achieve. Here's a tip: find prints that are more or less of the same colour but with slightly different shades. Remember, if the outfit already looks busy, don't push it. Just experiment with pieces until everything looks right.

(Cover photo from: sorayabakhtiar)

Take it to the next level and try the mismatched shoe trend, too!