Do you ever think, “Man, this 1970s dress would look great with a pair of ripped up jeans…”?
No? Just me?
Well, maybe I can convince you with this boho dress + Levi’s ensemble.
I feel the most comfortable in outfits that have a healthy balance between masculine and feminine. Sometimes I go through phases where I wear super masculine grunge looks and then uber feminine 1950s ones. But I truly feel like myself when I’m blending those two forces of masculinity and femininity together.
Practically speaking, to make these two contrary items work together — I went for a soft color palette. For example, if I wore black jeans with this light colored dress, it’d be way too contrasting, The light distressed denim creates a pastel hue that works with the pastel peach/orange in the dress. Also, in terms of fashion history, black jeans wouldn’t complement the laid back 1970s bohemian vibe of the dress. Black jeans would harken back to the 1950s/1960s British Invasion fashion. So I picked a roughed up, yet soft pair of Levi’s to match the color tone and decade of the gauze hippie dress.
And of course, my converse go with everything because they are
1. Timeless in terms of fashion history (worn throughout 50s, 60s, 70s,80s, 90s, & 2000s)
2. Versatile because they are cream
3. Unisex and sleek in shape so they go with both dresses and pants.