Do you ever buy something, after you’ve fallen in love with it but not know exactly what how you’ll be wearing it? Well I fell in love with a H&M beach cover-up dress when I was in Copenhagen and just knew I had to have it. It was only £14.99 so not a huge investment and I figured I’d work out how to style it later.
Well, here we are a few months later and I haven’t worn it yet and its breaking my heart! I decided to come up with a plan asap and luckily it coincided with a spell of very warm weather (well for the UK anyway).
The main problem was it was totally see through. While doing my food shopping I noticed George at Asda were selling very basic jersey mini dresses for £3 – basically long vests. I grabbed a black one (in a size 12 so it wasnt skin tight) and made it into an underslip for the dress. Voila, my dress was now wearable away from the beach!
The dress itself is from the ‘H&M loves Coachella’ range. I am wearing a size small which would fit UK 10/12 but it is sized from size XS to XL so UK 6/8 – UK 16/18. It is absolutely lovely and the crochet is beautifully done. This is from a new capsule range bought out to coincide with the Coachella festival in California which H&M has sponsored for the last 6 years. It has a bohemian, laid back, festival vibe to it, perfect for summer.
Make-up was all about a bright coral red lip colour with low key eyes and my hair was just its natural wavy self – I’ve been a bit lazy with the straighteners lately as my hair has been so dry in the sunny weather.
On my feet, gladiator style sandals in the same bright colour plus red painted toenails.
And if bare legs are a bit too much (and lets be honest bare legs and mini dresses are only going to work on a very hot UK day) , just throw on a pair of leggings – here I’m wearing my cropped black ones from Matalan. All of a sudden a dress becones a tunic top.
Dress – H&M Loves Coachella @ H&M
Vest dress – George at Asda
Necklace – Forever21
Leggings – Matalan
Sandals – Evans