Haha she was an unbelievably stylish teen!!
I invested in a polka dot pinafore (shorts as opposed to a skirt) from Miss Selfridge and thought I would show a few ways I would wear it.
I decided to opt for this pinafore as firstly I simply cannot resist a polka dot design in any shape or form and I am very partial to the girly/twee style. I absolutely bow down to those who can pull off a 90's dungarees look but that certainly ain't me!! Case in point I think Ashley Madekwe looks amazing in her dungarees:
Even though the polka dots are tiny and not that noticeable I still think they lend themselves nicely to a simpler monochromatic look, whereas I would be tempted to apply more colour blocking to a plain black pinafore.
For this reason the outfits I have chosen are all monochrome based - I much prefer to play with the details of the tops as opposed to the colours. I especially think that high-cut, embellished items are divine for this look. For this reason collared blouses are a fail-safe to put with any pinafore.
For this first look I chose a black and white collared blouse with embellishment detail towards the torso which I think looks cute poking out from the bib area!
Blouse - Ebay, Boots - Topshop
In this vein I would also opt for a plain white/cream collared blouse however I do not currently own one. I would recommend one similar to this Topshop one (I have not bought this particular one as it has had some dodgy online reviews!)
My second outfit is definitely my favourite and I saw Milly Mackintosh wear this a few weeks after taking these photographs so was chuffed as I adore her style! This blouse is one of my favourite pieces in my entire wardrobe (which is quite a feat!). I saw it worn by Mollie King last year (another style inspiration) and searched high and low in every Zara in London for it.
This last look is something a bit more casual/sexual which I would be more akin to wear to the pub on a lovely summers day! Similarly to the last one I think lace is beautiful with this however this top puts more focus on the pinafore itself as you can only see snippets of lace. I like the fact that the lace is sheer because it keeps the look cute but adds an injection of sexy in at the same time! If you were looking to achieve this with another top I would suggest a crop-top as you get that sexiness from a bit of bare skin peeking through the sides also.
Top-Primark, Boots - Topshop
Hope you enjoyed the looks I put together! Have you subscribed into the pinafore/dungaree trend?