VAMPING UP A DENIM MIDI DRESS WITH FISHNETS

Laura Ashley denim dress and pink cocoon coat

A midi length, long sleeved dress with flat shoes & a wool coat sounds rather tame doesn’t it? However if you add a pair of bright red fishnet tights… well that’s just gone & vamped it right up!

This outfit is warm, comfy & perfect for work or running daily errands but I felt it would be even better with a cheeky little twist. As I was saying in this post last week, fishnet tights have had a revival. In fact I’ve had to reign myself in from wearing them with bloody everything! Every morning I find myself asking which colour fishnets will go with this outfit? Obsessed much? Ack they’ll be over by Summer anyway so I might as well enjoy myself. Though perhaps not this much? That’s way too cheeky… wink

I’m a great fan of the denim dress because of it’s easy styling possibilities & todays design is no exception. I spotted this gorgeous one at the Laura Ashley press show which you may have seen on my Instagram. I was instinctively drawn to the retro vibe of it & of course a dress with pockets is perfection in my book! I imagine it styled with my black biker & knee-high boots but also dressed down paired with my tan boots – here & here. Needless to repeat, a denim dress is just so versatile isn’t it? Along with the dress I also chose this pretty pale pink Cocoon Coat which fits me perfectly in a size 12.

Laura Ashley denim dress and pink cocoon coat

Laura Ashley denim dress and pink cocoon coat

Laura Ashley denim dress and pink cocoon coat

Laura Ashley denim dress and pink cocoon coat

Laura Ashley denim dress and pink cocoon coat

Laura Ashley denim dress and pink cocoon coat

A bargain cartoon face clutch bag

My fabulous face clutch bag is a chance find at Tkmaxx for a whopping £12! I KNOW CRAZY!
I happened to be next door to Tkmaxx buying pet food so I popped my head in for a stealth like scan of the premises, as you do. This fun bag immediately jumped out at me, how could I resist at such a ridiculous price? As always with Tkmaxx it’s a bit of an Aladdin’s Cave where sometimes you get really lucky & go home with a gem. Although saying that I’ve just had a look at what they offer online & I have to tell you the clutch bags are excellent. Quite an impressive range of styles & price – If you’re in the market for a new clutch it’s worth taking a look here.

Todays el-cheapo clutch is reminiscent of the playful cartoonish bags by Anya Hindmarch. Here is a selection I’ve chosen to show you today, any of which I’d happily own including a couple that happen to be greatly reduced! Do you like this type of bag?

Cartoon face clutch bag from Tkmaxx

Cartoon face clutch bag from Tkmaxx

Cartoon face clutch bag from Tkmaxx

red fishnet tights and pink shoes

Shop the Look

My studded pink T-bar flats are from Nordstrom & my red fishnets are from Wolford. Unfortunately the shoes are no longer available. However I have a divine alternative below if you like the look.

Laura Ashley denim dress with pink cocoon coa


By for now, Mx
Dress & Coat c/- Laura Ashley

  • Comments ( 17 )

  • avatar
    Gail Hanlon

    A great way to vamp up your look – and the cute bag too! I used to avoid fish nets like the plague but in different colours I think they’re ace.

    Gail
    http://www.isthismutton.com

    • avatar
      MT

      Thanks for that Gail.
      I know what you mean (assuming you mean black?) about the coloured fishnets being easier to wear.

  • avatar
    robjodiefilogomo

    The only pair of fishnets I have is nude—but I have a feeling that’s going to change now!!
    Love this look!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • avatar
      MT

      Oh nude is a gorgeous colour to have them in Jodie! I’m wondering what you’ll go for next?

  • avatar
    thestylesplash

    Love the fishnets! That clutch bag really was a top find! I can’t walk past a TKMaxx without popping in for a quick look. I’ve found some great things there 🙂

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • avatar
      MT

      Thanks Emma! Yeah it’s funny how Tkmaxx lures, I can’t walk by either 😉

  • avatar
    Suzy Turner

    I’d never have thought that red fishnets could look so cool! I absolutely love the way you’ve styled this outfit – flat shoes too! Genius 😀
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • avatar
      MT

      Pah Genius is a bit strong Suzy…Aw ok I’ll go with it 😉 Teeheehee

  • avatar
    Beckie

    Such a cute look! I love it. Love the red of the tights with the red lipstick on the bag. I always wear fishnet tights they’re my fave!

    Beckie xo || The Pale Tails

    • avatar
      MT

      Hi Beckie! I see on your blog that the fishnets are right up your alley, glad you like my way of styling them xx

  • avatar
    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut

    The clutch – OMG! A show stealer! I want one too 😍 And the fishnets, it’s the first time I see them in red, amazing! Of course you look beautiful as always… xx Abby

    • avatar
      MT

      The bag is a gem of a find isn’t it Abby? Shame there was only one but I suppose that’s why they were selling it so cheaply, perhaps it was the last? xxx

  • avatar
    sequinist

    Love the statement clutch! And the fishnets, of course… That denim dress is so SO pretty; what a gorgeous neck detail. That really elevates it above being Just A Denim Dress.

    You’re having fun racing around town in your red fishnets, aren’t you?! xx

    • avatar
      MT

      Hahaha you know it Lisa! Actually a lady came up to me this day & asked if I was O.K. Hahahaha she didn’t say it in a kind way let me tell you 😉

  • avatar
    Nancy

    Yeah! Fishnet tights! I love them. Always have, as a punk teen, as a trendy thirthy and still love them! And what a stunning clutch.

    • avatar
      MT

      Me too Nancy! Fishnets sound difficult to style but really they aren’t if you don’t over think the outfit xx

      • avatar
        Nancy

        ,you are so right about that!

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