The 1970s has never been a favourite style era of mine. Compared to the simple styles of the sixties, I find it to be quite garish with busy patterns and a colour palette that is quite often jarring. However, it has been revisited over the last few seasons and I when I saw this dress, I realised that it pays a quiet homage to the decade but with a modern twist that made it very appealing to my eye. I absolutely love everything about it from the autumnal colour palette, the almost painterly brush-stroke pattern to the tie neckline. The waistline stops it from looking too “wafty” and the dress is floaty but not shapeless, so it manages not to stray into Good Life territory.
The knee high leather boots in matt navy work beautifully with this dress and with a lot more items in my wardrobe too. They’re fabricated from a buttery soft Spanish grainy leather and the black contrasting cuff and tassel add interest and texture. They’re beautifully made and incredibly comfortable with a side zip and a practical mid-height heel. These boots dip a subtle toe into the styles of the 1970s and I have a lot of great plans for them.
Love Liz x
*Tie neck print smock dress, £49, Kaleidoscope
*Contrast leather tassle long boots, £150, Kaleidoscope
Double star ring in silver (also available in matt gold) £25 by Danon at Lizzy O
Silver heart earrings, £19.95 by Danon at Lizzy O
Grey wrap bracelet, £12.50, Lizzy O
Photographs: Poppy Johnston
*Disclosure: These items were gifted as part of my role as the Kaleidoscope blogger expert. All opinions are 100% honest and all content is my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support What Lizzy Loves.