savvy styling by Annie Probert

Monday, August 29, 2016


If you're not familiar with the term, batwing is not some sort of superhero lovechild. 
Batwing is your new "hide all multitude of sins" bestie for the season ahead. 
Allow me to introduce you...

I love oversized style, it's so comfy and easy to wear. The vast majority of my clothes are oversized or baggy but the batwing style (which technically means the sides are attached to the sleeves much like a batwing, hence the name) is such a striking silhouette. If you're a regular reader you'll know I rant on about the importance of picking clean and simple shapes when you're buying, but this really couldn't be any more obvious than by looking at this dress. 
If you break it down there's not much to this dress at all. The small tailoring elements like the curved hem, high neck and three-quarter sleeves subtly make the garment appear far more expensive. Tie in the fact that it's textured in a crepe-style fabric and a silver zip detail and suddenly this dress has an understated confidence, exactly what I look for and not often found on the high street. 

This style is working wonders for me in this so-called Indian summer we're experiencing. The fit means I can actually move and breathe in the heat. However, it's also going to be perfect with a pair of opaques and some ankle boots when Autumn truly hits and most importantly, when the "who ate all the mince pies" food baby arrives come Christmas time. 

I chose to keep the colour palette as neutral as possible, sticking to a metallic silver and white theme. As always, focusing the attention on one piece, the batwing bestie.

links are added where possible for you, just click.

Oversized Zip Front Dress Nude - Missguided £25
Silver Leather Platform Espadrille Brogues - River Island £45
Isabel Sunglasses - Quay Australia £36 SOLD OUT
Topshop Mesh Shopper - Free with swimwear purchase

I hope you befriended the batwing after this post! Please tag me if you purchase any of these pieces @probez 

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