In terms of styling the dress, I wanted to create more of a modern-vintage look, to stop the outfit being too ‘fancy dress’-like. I wore my Vivienne Westwood x Cambridge Satchel Company mini bag, which I got in Brighton last year. I love the contrast of the feminine lace and dark navy of the bag as well as Westwood’s famous ‘squiggle print’, it adds a more grungy, edgy vibe to the outfit.
As the weather has been pretty warm lately (we are due a lot of rain now, apparently, which isn’t great) my hair has been going slightly crazy. I fell out of love with straightening it a couple of months back, so plait it wet before I go to bed, to get wavy hair, but the humidity (and the fact that I am probably due a haircut soon) has been making it go slightly bushy. To combat this, I pinned the sides of my hair back with some vintage 60s hairpins that I got on Depop. They are little sunflowers and the yellow of them works oh-so-well with the yellow tones in my bag, they have definite retro-vibes, which isn’t fully in keeping with the modern elements I wanted to add to this outfit in terms of accessories, but they are so small that I think it still works as a modern-vintage outfit.