Friday, April 12, 2019

Having a Flashdance Moment

Black off-the-shoulder sweat dress with faux horn buttons on the sleeve
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I'll never forget the first time I saw Flashdance... I was a little girl and watched it with my sister who was 10 years older. I didn't understand that she was a stripper or any of the things that were inappropriate for a kid in that movie. I only understood that she was a fierce dancer who worked really hard and had the most amazing outfits, not to mention her fabulous brown, curly hair. It was only a matter of time before I started cutting the necks of my t-shirts to wear them off-the-shoulder and dancing around my living room. At one point when I was a teenager, I spent several snow days rewinding the audition scene over and over again, teaching myself the choreography. 

I never stopped loving Flashdance or the style of the tomboy welder who wanted to be a dancer. That film inspired me in so many ways, but it's had an especially profound impact on my personal style. Off-the-shoulder is my all-time favourite, I love a mini-skirt and tomboy in heels pretty accurately describes my favourite look. When I saw this little off-the-shoulder sweat dress on ASOS I knew I had to have it. It's not as organic as cutting the neck out of an old sweatshirt and wearing it with a denim mini skirt and red heels like Alex does in the film, but it hits all the right notes and I know I'm going to be wearing this little number pretty much every time I get the chance. It's sexy with a strapless bra showing off a totally bare shoulder, but I don't mind a little bra strap sticking out either. With tights or without, over leggings, with sneakers or high heels, paired with flip flops or boots... There are so many ways to wear this dress and I fully intend on trying every possible combination.

What films have inspired your personal style? Leave a comment below or head on over to Instagram and let me know...

Dress: ASOS (on sale for £10) / Shoes: ASOS (sold out) / Bag: Dune (old)

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