I was just discussing with a PR, recently, how & Other Stories do the best midi dresses. Fact. Especially as both of us were wearing them to our lunch meeting.
And as it’s seemingly what I wear most days, I decided to update my wardrobe with a new version.
I am usually seen dashing around town in a midi dress, coat and trainers. Since having a baby, I have definitely felt more comfortable in a dress than a pair of tight jeans I struggle to get over my hips. Last week, on a styling shoot the makeup artist, Art director and myself all had a midi dress with battered trainers and we cringily accepted it was the ‘new mum’ uniform – comfort, ease and style.
So I decided to break out of my comfort zone and try it with the boots of the season – white cowboy boots.
Yes, I vowed never to do the ‘cowboy boot’ thing again. I went fully ‘in’ on that trend in 2004 with a pair of pointy Dune ones and can never go back there. But that was until I realised I could do a cuban heel version, which are such an easy nod to the trend without going full throttle. And in fact, its a great way to do a heel without the uncomfort, I could walk all day in these without carrying my trainers in an extra bag.
And white boots are the hero of the season, and I’m definitely moving towards it. They just add another point of difference to an outfit (and anything that detracts attention away from my tired face right now is a yes in my book!).
The thing about a midi dress is that it’s a perennial item, my And Other Stories one from last summer is still in my closet this winter and will be worn under a chunky knit with tights and boots and then even to smarter evening events. And this is the perfect new addition – the tiny heart print with the subtle ruffle front is a winner for me – the dress screams Alex but the boots help keep it less obvious. For me, these will be the new red boots in my wardrobe – helping to lift my otherwise plainer pieces.