INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
HOW TO WEAR DRESSES OVER JEANS
By Maybelle Morgan, 8 February 2018
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…
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.