Utilitarian Upgrade

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When my mom gifted me a few vests for Christmas, I was a bit stuck on how to style them, especially this long linen number. I immediately thought all black would be a good choice, but didn't want the outfit to end up looking too basic. Enter my favorite vintage velvet dress. If you would have told me a few months ago that I would wear this baby to school I would have thought you were crazy. However, in Copenhagen body con skirts are the norm because the style is a bit dressier here. So I tried it out and I think it worked pretty well! The vest is long enough to cover most of the dress, and the utilitarian details contrast the softer velvet texture.

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I've become such a neutrals girl lately, so I'm really happy I snagged these glasses a few weeks ago. Without the pop of color they add, I think this outfit could have been quite boring. You guys are probably sick of seeing them at this point because I've been wearing them so much. Maybe a little? I'm on the hunt for another mirrored pair, but maybe in a pink/orange tint, just so I can mix it up a little! What's your favorite piece in your wardrobe right now? x, Paige. 

Velvet dress // Retrofit Vintage [similar]

Vest // Urban Outfitters [similar]

Boots // Doc Martens [similar]

Sunglasses // Monki

Bag // Next UK [similar]

Photos by Elsa Brown