One Slip Dress, Two Pairs of Boots


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If there is one clothing item I have fully embraced in my thirties, it’s the slip dress. It is the most minimal item of clothing I have in my closet and a true blank canvas. I bought this slip dress/sweater combination from AllSaints and was immediately drawn to the neutral tones and the fact that it came with a sweater. Finally, a slip dress and sweater combination that you know will be perfect together without needing to worry about coordinating length, shape, or color. I loved this dress so much I ordered it in the dark green color too. It’s called the Tierney 2-in-1 dress and the roll neck sweater version is currently on sale (see below). I included a few store links because it is often sold out so keep an eye out.

Although not a pregnancy outfit, it is one of my most worn pieces during pregnancy. The slip dress doesn’t feel too tight and provides breathing (and expanding) room. The sweater allows me to not have to wear a bra, which is always a good thing. I also wear the sweater separately with denim. It’s the perfect maternity outfit. There are two different boots that complement this slip dress really well – combat and suede booties. I’ll go into my thought process for each one below but one thing to keep in mind is that there are so many different ways to style a slip dress.

I’ve worn it with a cropped t-shirt and sneakers, a sweater underneath and a leather jacket or just the slip dress with long structured coat. It’s funny but looking back on these photos, you can almost see a shift in my mood between the outfits. The combat boot images seem tougher with more teenage angst while the photos with the suede boots seem sweater. I may be imagining things. You be the judge!

Below, check out how two pairs of boots created two very different vibes.

Look 1: Slip dress and combat boots 

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My style is typically classic and leaning towards the minimal side but I love adding something unexpected, whether that’s with accessories, a unique cutout, or shoes. When I saw this AllSaints slip dress and sweater combination, I knew immediately that I wanted to wear it with combat boots. The slip dress is feminine and delicate and the sweater is so soft that the outfit practically begs for something heavy.

It creates this nice tension between the pieces and brings a layer of unpredictability, a combination required for any great outfit. While the outfit is pretty, combat boots make the look cool. The fact that I’m saying this probably proves how uncool I really am. Regardless, they add a badass factor to the look that wouldn’t otherwise exist.

Look 2: Slip dress and suede pointed boots

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The slip dress is the same but the heels create a drastically different look. With suede, heeled pointed boots, this looks like a more dressed up version of the outfit. I love this outfit for a date or drinks with friends. I would also wear it to work with a large black tots in a more casual setting.

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