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Precious pinafores
August 2, 2015, 1:24 pm

Pinafores are one of those blast-from-the-past pieces that are receiving modern twists to make it oh- so- chic for today’s generation. Pinafores have an innate flirty, feminine flair, but if that doesn’t work with your everyday style, don’t let it stop you from rockin’ one of these bad boys on the regular. From sleek work-week staple to off-duty essential, you can start enjoying the thrill of wearing these super sweet frocks with a few tips.  

Flowery bloom: Prints are always a good approach for a summer outfit. Keeping on trend, a pinafore in a decorative flower design gives off a fun vibrancy.  Maintain the pinafore’s youthful appeal with a shift dress structure and team it with bright accessories, like colourful chains and eye-catching platform heels.

Striking prints:  Nowadays, pinafores are adorned in a variety of new and electrifying prints like aztec designs. Speak volumes on your adventurous nature with an unusual pinafore dress that you can dress up to be boho chic.  

However, keep this all-important tip in mind; don’t distract from the busyness of the print, use simple accessories to anchor the multi-coloured pattern. Another suggestion for this trend, emphasize certain tones on the pinafore with accessories.

Bold choices:  Pinafores make for prime layering pieces when you want to add a twist to your favourite blouse. For added excitement for either your striped, polka dot or graphic blouses, rock a bold pinafore frock and pair it up with of-the-moment mules and polished jewellery. You can even pull the look all together with a trendy jacket that boasts your style.

Match made in heaven: Collared shirts and pinafores are basically a match made in sartorial heaven. They just work, so it is not a bad place to start when piecing together your weekend ensemble.  Another sure-fire way to wear a pinafore is in a denim material as denim ensures an on-trend, yet laid-back look, while a pair of contemporary steppers and funky shades keep things feeling fresh.

Moreover, a denim pinafore can be easily styled as per your mood to look amazing. Be warned that you can’t simply pick any denim from a pile, a cute denim pinafore that is tailored to your figure and has all the trimmings for a chic look is the smart choice. One of the hottest examples of a fashionable denim pinafore is one with wide straps, large symmetrical pockets and stitching design. The piece can be complemented with a pair of ankle-strap wedge shoes in as well as chic fringe handbags, trendy sunglasses and ethnic necklaces.

Leather fever: A leather pinafore dress is a very versatile piece and can be styled in so many different ways. The leather pinafore beckons a modish style, with a slouchy bright pink or ruffle festooned inner blouse to counterpoint the sharpness of the leather. Play with different textures or even complementary tones of black and brown to show you are hard edged yet girlish. Select a bright red colour if you want a sharper, eye-catching look, or go for a deeper brown if you like giving out a sophisticated vibe. Usually a leather pinafore will compel you to style with add-ons of rocker girl details—chrome, studs, spikes.  Sure, it is flattering to your image, but colorful refined accessories like gold jewellery work as well, and equally bright pumps can soften the leather up. 

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