Every so often, the natural world order undergoes a reshuffle, and previously unappealing things all of a sudden develop a glittering allure. Dresses over trousers, for example. Said out loud, it sounds wrong, but currently IRL it's a cold-weather layering force to be reckoned with. ASOS Insider Jana has it down. See how she styles the look three ways…
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
HOW TO WEAR DRESSES OVER JEANS
By Maybelle Morgan, 8 February 2018
Down to the knitty-gritty
In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s painfully cold right now. Which means no patch of skin is to be left exposed and no wrist uncovered. The fashion-forward response? Bundle up in style with the warmth of a knit and the surface area of a midi dress. And this chartreuse ribbed roll-neck is a February fail-safe, layered over raw-edge straight-leg jeans. Again, no naked skin... So, tuck your hair into the collar (e.g. a make-shift scarf) and step out in ankle-hugging sock boots.
Let’s admit it: a dress over jeans is a much cooler look than any hosiery you’d throw into the equation. Jana nails the aesthetic by pairing the fancy of a red ruffle midi dress with the casual element of mid-washed mom jeans. Stripy socks add some neat 80s-style track vibes, while white chunky technical trainers keep the look fresh and daytime ready.
Smock on top
There’s something about oversized everything that adds a quintessentially Scandi (e.g. cool-girl) feel to your outfits. Take notes from Jana and adopt clean, minimal lines in menswear skater fits: think a black smock longline jumper over a white roll-neck. However, add subtle texture with sand-coloured tie-cuff trousers and blocky monochrome sneaks for a street-style feel.