Turning Heads Linkup- Soft Surroundings Dress - Patterned and Textured Outfit - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish -Fashion Over 50
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Turning Heads Linkup- Soft Surroundings Dress – Patterned and Textured Outfit

 

Morning! By now, you know I am a fan of Soft Surroundings. I love the fact that I can order the same size consistently and it fits. Today my outfit is all about pattern and texture for Fall. I am also sharing this as a dress I can wear mostly year-round as well.

My Outfit

When I saw this chiffon dress on Soft Surroundings the double animal print caught my eye! Why wear one when you can wear two or more together! The ombre coloring is very modern as well, and the top portion of the bodice is a leopard print, with the snakeskin print in a lighter brown in between. What really makes the dress, is the snakeskin slip under the light, flowy midi, as you can see a peek of lace at the tp with a few buttons left open, and the lace with a button open at the bottom of the dress. It is those details that really catch my eye. Since it is a sheerer dress, you want this slip for practicality, so why not a more fashionable one? I am wearing an XS in this style, as I do with all of Soft Surroundings.

If they made the slip more solid, I would have worn it underneath a thicker, knit sweater, but it is seethrough as well. So, if you want to continue to wear this dress in the Fall, I added a moto jacket in a suede chestnut color. Again, it is one of those dresses, Like Last week’s Mango dress post) I can wear alone in the Spring and Summer, and by adding layers to it, I can extend it to Fall. How?

  1. Add a rich moto jacket in a Fall shade. 2. Add the 3rd layer of color with a long cardigan  3. Wear a  cozy thick knit sweater over top, acting like a top and long skirt. I love this one!

Outfit

To continue, I added another rich color – a deep burgundy with my Zara croc booties. One thing I love about Fall is the fact you can mix textures and patterns to create an eye-catching outfit. Textures here are the leather Rebecca Minkoff cognac bag, the croc booties, the lace in the slip, and patterns are the leopard and snakeskin.

Lately, I have been wearing some longer dresses and loving it with boots or booties. See last week’s post- Green Long Dress and Croc booties. I love the versatility and the ability to wear them for multiple seasons.

Soft Surroundings’ quality is wonderful. l have worked with them for several years and love their clothing. Check out their Fall Collection!

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44 Comments
  • Luxe TouTou
    Posted at 07:30h, 24 October Reply

    really nice !
    kisses, Kat,
    https://www.luxetoutou.com

  • Beth M.
    Posted at 16:27h, 19 October Reply

    I read this post while wearing a leopard scarf, with a silk snakeskin blazer on a chair beside me, unsure if doing two animal prints was a good idea (the colors look great together) — so it was reassuring to hear you agree! How great you look in this dress!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:22h, 21 October Reply

      Hi Beth,
      Absolutely! I love mixing animal prints! It is fun and looks visually interesting. Thanks so much!

  • sparksfit
    Posted at 17:01h, 18 October Reply

    Gorgeous. laurensparks.net

  • nschristine
    Posted at 15:55h, 18 October Reply

    I love the lace detail on this dress. It would also look great with a wide belt.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:59h, 18 October Reply

      Thank you for the reminder! I was going to write that about wearing a wide belt and forgot! Yes, I have a brown leather belt I would wear with this if I wasn’t wearing the moto jacket. I love the lace too!

  • Anna Shirley
    Posted at 09:24h, 18 October Reply

    This dress has such a romantic vibes. It looks great with these boots. Lovely look, Jess.

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    Posted at 08:01h, 18 October Reply

    Love the romantic feel fo this dress Jess. I didn’t even realize it was one piece and thought you were just pattern mixing like boss. Haha . Happy friday!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 16:13h, 17 October Reply

    Really like this chiffon dress and the way you have styled it with autumnal neutral hues. I love to mix textures
    with patterns at this time of year. A beautiful woollen would look gorgeous with the dress too.
    Alison x

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 14:30h, 17 October Reply

    Such a pretty dress! I love the two prints together. Fabulous ankle boots too!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 11:50h, 17 October Reply

    Beautiful dress and it looks gorgeous on you!

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 23:51h, 16 October Reply

    This is such a beautiful dress, especially for fall. You have such a great eye for colors and patterns!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:28h, 16 October Reply

    You look gorgeous as always! This dress is so pretty! Perfect for fall <3

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  • aditi
    Posted at 11:48h, 16 October Reply

    What a gorgeous dress hon! You look so stunning in this attire!!
    Adi xx | http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 07:54h, 16 October Reply

    what a stunning dress, I may have to go on and order one. Happy Wednesday Jess

  • La ilusión de Nina (@lailusiondeNina)
    Posted at 06:52h, 16 October Reply

    Nice dress dear!! Have a wonderful day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina – https://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com/

  • stinedurfdl
    Posted at 06:04h, 16 October Reply

    Jess,
    This dress is beyond fabulous…I love every single thing about it!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 21:03h, 15 October Reply

    Another lovely fall outfit. The colors and backdrop are perfect. As for the boots, I love the red/burgundy color, which added such a nice pop for the fabulous neutrals and textures you have going on! Have a great week Jessica. 🙂

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 19:55h, 15 October Reply

    Jess, those Soft Surroundings dresses seem made for you! The mix of brown animal prints is yummy! As always, you’ve accessorized it beautifully. The boots are gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend,
    xx Darlene

  • grownupglamour1
    Posted at 17:42h, 15 October Reply

    Lovely dress Jess , you wear those Fall tones beautifully. I always enjoy your Fall choices as we head into Spring . Many thanks for hosting Jess.

  • Tea
    Posted at 16:50h, 15 October Reply

    This is stunning on you! The different textures make for such a rich look.
    xo, Tea
    http://www.whatmamawear.blgospot.ca

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 16:09h, 15 October Reply

    I love everything about this dress! The pattern mixing and ombre effect is gorgeous!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Neti*
    Posted at 15:41h, 15 October Reply

    Fantastic Lewk!! This dress will be a popular item in your closet for sure because it fits you perfectly. Enjoy

  • Meagan Brandon
    Posted at 15:22h, 15 October Reply

    What a gorgeous dress! I can’t get enough of snakeskin print and I love how the subtle leopard spots are mixed in.

    Meagan
    http://www.meagansmoda.com

  • Jodie
    Posted at 14:56h, 15 October Reply

    The booties with this dress is amazing Jess!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 14:43h, 15 October Reply

    I’m loving the monotone brown outfit that you switched up with all these different patterns and textures! That dress is gorgeous!

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 14:19h, 15 October Reply

    I love the 2 tone and that hem!! So pretty!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 12:32h, 15 October Reply

    Beautiful dress, the colors make me think of fall and they look good on you! I really like all of the textures and it looks comfortable. I think Soft Surroundings is HQ’ed in my town (St. Louis).

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:25h, 15 October Reply

    Another beautiful dress on you Jess, love the pattern combo and the color scheme.
    Nora

  • fiercefashion
    Posted at 10:21h, 15 October Reply

    Beautiful outfit, Jess. I love the mix of prints and subtle color variation.

  • Ellibelle
    Posted at 09:27h, 15 October Reply

    Thank you so much for featuring my look as the most clicked!
    Love your dress, such perfect fall colors and the burgundy boots look fantastic paired with the dress. Also beautiful earrings!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

  • Amy Johnson
    Posted at 09:03h, 15 October Reply

    How great to see my friend Ellie as “Most clicked”. Love your dress Jess! So romantic! And those boots look great with it.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 08:26h, 15 October Reply

    Jess, what a beautiful dress! I love the rich shades of brown for Fall and the pattern mix is so soft and pretty. And every time I see your burgundy croc booties, I want them even more!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  • Mica
    Posted at 07:27h, 15 October Reply

    That is a beautiful dress! I love the mix of print and texture and the shades of brown are so nice on you! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:51h, 15 October Reply

      Thank you Mica! I will be pairing this with other jacket and mixing patterns this Fall.

  • This Main Line Life
    Posted at 06:52h, 15 October Reply

    I really love those boots. I’m really into the embossed crocodile prints and the color is great.

  • Laurie
    Posted at 05:44h, 15 October Reply

    Beautiful dress and I love the boots too Jess. I remember you talking about this brand before and they have so many beautiful pieces xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:47h, 15 October Reply

      Thank you Laurie! The boots were a few years ago from Zara, and I liked the croc style then. They have a low heel which I like too. Soft Surroundings has so many great pieces!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 04:44h, 15 October Reply

    Jess, this dress is so beautiful on you! I love the two animal prints and the lace detail at the hem and neckline – so special. Your boots, moto jacket, and bag are perfect completer pieces! You are a fall goddess my friend!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • mummabstylish
    Posted at 02:55h, 15 October Reply

    Another striking outfit Jess – well done for sharing. Jacqui x

  • isthismutton
    Posted at 02:48h, 15 October Reply

    Beautiful chiffon dress! Love the textures and tonal shades.

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 02:23h, 15 October Reply

    What a fabulous dress! This is such a dress that you wear to pieces! Perfect color and prints! And I defenitely need some brown ankle boots too!

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