NYC-based photographer and fashion & lifestyle blogger Rose documents her outfits on Instagram, and her blog, Dadou~Chic. Her style is romantically polished with flamboyant touches. Rose loves a tonal look as much as she loves vibrant colours and patterns. She often sports midi dresses, likes a wide-leg trouser, and a good ruffle. Finally, bright red lipstick and dramatic hats are signature to her style.
A knit skirt set is an easy way to create your own two-piece dress look. Rose is sporting a relaxed pencil skirt in midaxi length paired with an oversized sweater in the same knit fabric. The V-neckline and semi-tuck balance out the volume of the batwing sleeves. The vertical ribbing on both pieces draws the eye up and down, thus creating vertical integrity. Dainty pointy-toed kitten heel mules in white dress up the look, and make the vibrant sky blue skirt set pop even more. A croc-embossed top handle bag with romantic white and blue toile motif repeats both colours. Rose’s flamboyant Panama hat bookends the footwear. Dangly pearl earrings and pendant, white nail polish, and bright red lippy are the polished finishing touches.
Rose dresses up a pair of ecru pleated linen shorts with a boho-lite peasant-style blouse in crisp white. Tucking the blouse lengthens the legline, and tempers the volume of the dramatic poufy sleeves. The ruffle collar and lace detailing create a romantic vibe that is trademark Rose. Our blogger’s high-heeled strappy mules match the colour of the shorts. A cute straw bag and matching hat fit right into the neutral tonal colour palette. The black band matches Rose’s dark hair. Statement drop earrings add to the Summery vibe.
Saturated sunny yellow with white is such a delicious combo for a Summer outfit. Rose is wearing a relaxed-fit linen camp shirt with on-trend high-waisted wide-legged trousers. Semi-tucking the shirt lengthens the leg line from the waist up. Sporting sandals with a high block heel also adds height. Rose’s straw bag makes a second appearance, this time paired with a straw hat with fun floral ribbon. Pearl earrings and pendant, a dainty bracelet and rings, and gold watch add subtle bling and lots of polish. Our blogger’s trademark bright red lip is the vibrant finishing touch.
This is a great example of how combining different textures can create a visually interesting, luxe look. Rose has tucked a white blouse into faux leather camel culottes. The soft romantic vibe of the open-work details and lace panels on the blouse creates a fun juxtaposition against the soft-edge vibe of the culottes. Tucking the top fully showcases the waistband and pleats of the bottoms, which lengthens the leg line. Pairing the just-below-the-knee culottes with tall suede boots in a similar colour, and no gap between bottoms and footwear, also creates vertical integrity. Rose’s wool-blend coat continues the camel colour palette, and adds extra textural interest. Her unique cognac bag adds some playful quirkiness. Soft rose lippy, a refined pearl necklace and earrings, and a sweet leaf-detailed headband are the accessories of choice.
Rose’s striking midi dress with large-scale floral pattern is the star of the show in this elegant dressy outfit. The vibrant yellow, white and blues combo is very striking, while the swoosh factor of the fit-and-flare silhouette also adds fun flair. The puff sleeves and volume of the bottom part are balanced out by the tailored fit on the shoulders, the sleeve cuff, and V-neckline, that bring in structure. Rose’s chambray linen ankle strap sandals with block heel don’t match the blues in the dress but go with it perfectly. Her straw box bag and oversized tortoise-rimmed sunnies complete the Summery vibe.
This chic equestrian look could come straight out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue. Rose is wearing a cream top tucked into tweed pleated pants in a marvelous rich brown. She’s tucked the trousers into tall cognac boots which creates a jodhpur effect. As a topper, our blogger has picked a relaxed-fit long-line blazer with subtle puff shoulder in brown and cream plaid. I love how the browns in the outfit don’t match but play wonderfully well together. The tucked top and the blazer’s tailored shoulder fit create structure. Rose’s wavy locks, bright red lip, and nonchalantly tied silky patterned scarf are the perfect romantic finishing touches.