By the time I got to see these two outfits, I had already given in, provided that I follow my own fashion rules as to avoid wasting my money on another trend.
First of all, I am not going to shell out a lot on printed clothing because, as I said, they're trendy pieces (and printed, at that!) which I'll eventually get tired of wearing.
Second, I am going to plan how I can wear printed mini dresses in different ways first. See the two photos above? Take note of these:
- We should all make the most out of leggings while they're still around. If you don't have a pair yet, don't shell out too much on those, either, because you can get a pair for as low as 100Php at a tiangge these days. That's even cheaper than the ones at department stores.
- A good vest in a solid color -- especially in black -- is a great mix-and-match piece. You can wear it over a dress, a shirt, an oxford or even a tube top. It looks very funky on that printed dress. It gives it a whole new look, which is exactly the point.
- Keep the accessories minimal. A pair of earrings will do. The print on the dress is already very eye-catching, so piling on the bling is just going to give you a very fussy, over-the-top look.
I hope that was helpful. I also need to keep those in mind because I tend to get carried away sometimes. I know that fashion shouldn't have any rules, but I do stick to the ones I've created (or learned from others) to avoid becoming a fashion victim.