Irene Papadopoulou (25) lives in Thessaloniki, Greece and runs her own accounting office. She blogs about personal style over at The Daily Lace. Our 5’4″ blogger’s style is girly and polished. She loves floral prints, adores colour, and likes to have fun with footwear. Irene often sports full skirts and dresses, and her radiant smile and dark hair are an integral part of the overall stylish picture.
“I think that as the years pass by, I’m learning what I want and what looks good on me. I have to say my style has changed over the years. I try to risk more and try more trends to the extend I feel comfortable. I try to be more open-minded and to see how every trend can be adjusted for me. I would say that my style is classic and a bit over the top (sometimes). I like to mix modern and classic. But to answer in one phrase I would say classic and feminine.”
The two-toned pleated midi skirt is the star of the show in this elegant Summer outfit. Irene has paired it with a white sleeveless blouse with asymmetrical ruffles that echo the colour curves on the skirt. Tucking the blouse and sporting nude-for-her strappy stiletto sandals elongates the leg line when wearing a mid-calf-length skirt. The flowy materials and soft pastels amp up the girly factor, while the ruffles and pleats create textural interest. An eye-catching colourful floral necklace, light blue nail polish and ivory clutch with tassel detail finish off the look.
A very fun interpretation of the classic red, white and blue combo. Our blogger has layered a navy and white striped T-shirt dress over cuffed skinny jeans. Opting for dark wash skinnies creates a tonal effect with the blue dress. Adding pointy toe slingback flats in a sassy red and blue stripe is an unexpected touch. Repeating the striped pattern provides extra visual interest. Choosing a different colour for the footwear prevents it from becoming too matchy-matchy. The cognac tote brings a fourth colour into the mix. A bright red lip, oversized pearls and Irene’s dark locks add glamour.
Irene has a soft spot for floral prints and wears them often. She also looks amazing in full skirts and frocks. Here she’s sporting a simple white tee tucked into a pleated midi skirt with vivid floral pattern. Throwing on a black leather biker jacket over the T-shirt creates an irregular outfit juxtaposition: hard edge meets feminine flair. The slightly cropped style that hits Irene on the natural waistline works well with the flared skirt silhouette. This outfit also shows that Irene has tons of fun with footwear. The block-heeled ankle strap sandals in black, brown and gold add a retro touch, while the turquoise inside makes the entire look pop even more. Finally, the leopard print clutch acts as a neutral and adds some pattern mixing fun.
This look with classic black dress is all about good fit and a great support act. Irene’s fit-and-flare frock with scoop neck skims her curves and accentuates the waist. The pockets are a nice design detail. Flat lace-up espadrilles casualize the look. The thin laces, showcasing plenty of skin, help elongate the leg line. The black and white pattern adds playful graphic crispness, showing us, once again, that Irene has a knack for finding unique and interesting footwear. A black floppy hat, cat-eye sunnies and bright red lipstick add French Riviera glam. The pink leather tote complements the black beautifully.
Wearing lightweight pieces in Fall colours is a great way to Autumnize your look in warmer climates. Irene is sporting a voluminous orange tunic with big floral print and ruched sleeve detail. A dramatic piece with its eye-catching flowers and billowy high-low hemline. Pairing the tunic with rolled skinny jeans tempers the volume and adds structure to this modern boho look. The cognac booties and leather tote are neutrals that fit the Autumn colour palette well. Two necklaces, a big arty pendant with turquoise stones and a long leaf pendant, pick up the colours in the tunic. Deep raspberry lippie and Irene’s dandy fedora make this maximal look complete.
Irene’s bound to stand out in this retro floral number. She is wearing a two-piece dress consisting of a sleeveless frock with black bodice and a cropped short-sleeved jacket in matching print. The bold romantic flowers remind me of 19th-century paintings. Keeping the jacket cropped emphasizes Irene’s waist and showcases the length of the full skirt. The short sleeves add structure to the look, as does the full-length silver zipper running down the back — an unexpected design detail. Black sandals with wide straps and the leopard print clutch add modern soft edge. The moody purple lipstick is a bold touch. When our blogger wears the dress sans jacket she likes to add a multi-strand pearl necklace to create some lightness near her face.