6.04.2014

Mandarin

It's time to spring into color. Like a girl to stilettos, I gravitate towards clothing in vibrant palettes, prints, or unconventional silhouettes. It can be the perfect accent in a monochromatic look or make a statement as the centerpiece of the outfit. Leave it to Helmut Lang to deliver a juicy splash of springtime color.

(Helmut Lang dress; Zara coat, shoes; Christian Dior bracelet)



There was definitely an oriental inspiration behind my Helmut Lang dress. Even the silhouette itself is reminiscent of a Chinese qipao, except modernized. Other than the mesmerizing print, I love the strips of black patent fabric that are placed strategically throughout the dress. I kept my shoes and outerwear simple to create a balance for the look.

What do you think about my outfit and how would you style a colorful print dress? Thank you so much for reading!

78 comments:

  1. Amazing doll! So tylish and futurist
    Love the colors so bright on you and the coat give a touch of chic :)
    Kisses dear

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  2. you look absolutely beautiful!

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  3. love the outfit, you look so chic and perfect!

    Lu | The Ankalli Style

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  4. Wow absolutely stunning as usual Jessica! I can only dream of wearing such gorgeous pieces as you do (my budget is sadly far, far below the requirements) but I can be extremely inspired by your use of vibrant colours and prints in such structured, striking pieces! I love the dress and the lovely coat-- also loving the strappy heels. As well, your bright lips top off the outfit just brilliantly!

    xx Debbie

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  5. Lovely as ever! So pretty! I love your look :)


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  6. I too tend to gravitate towards colors especially in dresses and speaking of dresses, this one is beautiful. Love the styling with the strappy sandals too. You look beautiful!!
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  7. Love that coat! So pretty!

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  8. Stunning photos and that dress is beautiful!

    Lauren,
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  9. This is a lovely outfit and I am loving that coat! Have a great night and thank you so much for your comment earlier dear!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  10. wow this outfit looks so lovely on the black backdrop you chose! the detail on your dress is fabulous

    Colour Me Classic

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  11. nice dress!! ; >>

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  12. thanks a bunch for dropping by my blog and for the lovely comment . just followed you on GFC , hope you follow back
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  13. That Helmut Lang dress is just gorgeous, and you wear it so well:)

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  14. Loving this sophisticated appearance <3 You look fantastic baby ;)) This beautiful dress comes to the fore with lovely black and white coat! The black wall is a great position for taking photos!

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  15. This look is so gorgeous ! Love the prints and the shoes !
    Sara,
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  16. I think a colourful print dress doesn't need much to shine. just a nice pair of shoes and maybe some rather delicate accessories. just like you've done here. it's a very pretty dress, Jess, plus I really like orange!

    Maiken,
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  17. So gorgeous, I totally navigate towards colorful prints as well!

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  18. love the touch of oriental in your outfit with this gorgeously printed dress! great to let it stand out by keeping the rest in monochromatic hues too! classy and nice done <3

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  19. Stunning! Love this outfit, that dress is amazing


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  20. This outfit is so gorgeous and classic! And I absolutely loooove that jacket!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  21. gorgeous dress! and your coat is so chic!

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  22. Wow you look absolutely stunning ! this dress is amazing on you and from the hair, make-up to the coat, it's chic and elegant
    Lauren x
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  23. Gorgeous!! You look so classy and put together! Love the dress!
    ~Sara

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  24. such a classic dress to own , U look so pretty in this !
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  25. What a beautiful dress!! I love the print and the color! Gorgeous.

    xo,
    Angela

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  26. you look stunning Jess .

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  27. This color of the dress looks stunning on you, beautiful dress, beautiful coat! xo

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  28. You are dressed simply but faultlessly, that outfit looks original and very chic. That dress fits you perfectly well, indeed! Those photographs turned out so great;)
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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  29. I can't get over how beautiful the print of your dress is! Wow!! And the cut is so flattering and stunning on you! This is one of my favorite outfits from you!

    xo Deborah
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  30. I love love love those heels! I've been hunting for a pair of strappy heels for so long and I STILL haven't gotten one! Great outfit Jess!
    x
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  31. the colour in that dress! absolutely love and the way you styled the whole outfit. If only I can actually wear heels then I would be hunting for a pair like yours!

    Mandy
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  32. Wow what a gorgeous dress and you look stunning dear.
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  33. Lovely outfit! The dress is pure perfection!

    x
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  34. great post! ; )
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  35. oooh that dress looks great, I absolutely love the print on it!!

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  36. Love this outfit. So simple so chic
    kisses
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  37. omgosh your helmut lang dress is AMAZING!! you look absolutely beautiful hon!!

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  38. Your dress is stunning dear :D

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  39. I am madd about your dress srsly!! Have a wonderful Spring dear

    xx
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  40. You look amazing! This dress is wonderful and I love the way that you mixed!
    :)

    Great style!
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  41. Absolutely loving to see that coat in this outfit.

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  42. What a beautiful dress & so well styled! I love this outfit! xx

    Mia
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  43. Amazing pictures! X

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  44. I think I'd keep it minimal and I rarely wear a colorful dress myself. You look great, btw. And your skin is like a porcelain!

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  45. You are such an elegant lady! I love you in this wonderful dress - the coat fits perfectly <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  46. Nice post!

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  47. You look like a porcelain doll. :*

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  48. So very elegant! Absolutely fabulous! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  49. So elegant and gorgeous!

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  50. absolutely gorgeous!
    xo,
    nancy

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  51. stopping by wish you a happy weekstart :)
    Kisses

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  52. Amazing. This whole outfit is so gorgeous :)

    xo Jules
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  53. The pattern and colours on this dress look amazing, looks great on you!

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  54. Stunning look! Always like your post
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  55. That lip color suits you like no body's business!!

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  56. wow you look so chic! that dress is absolutely gorgeous! and the coat is fantastic! love this look so much :D

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  57. You look STUNNING! so beautiful... your dress is sooo pretty! love everything...
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  58. Stunning look, loving your style! xx
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  59. woman you look smashing. every bit of detail in this outfit is perfection.

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  60. Very original!! X

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  61. Definitely a delicate and beautiful print chosen for this dress. A relax cut yet such sharp colors. I wouldn't style it otherwise =)

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  62. This is an amazing dress. You look absolutely stunning!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  63. you are so super gorgeous. love this outfit, so elegant <3
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    stay pretty xxxx

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  64. pretty !!= ]

    xoox

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  65. Once again, lovely look! X

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  66. I love this dress! It's absolutely beautiful! You look amazing! The coat is everything!

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  67. lovely outfit! X

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  68. so elegant :)
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  69. this dress is absolutely gorgeous! You look amazing as always and these pictures are stunning.
    XO, Gina
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  70. I love the pattern of this dress, so pretty!

    xx Kelly
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  71. That print is memorizing and the cut looks very modern and sharp!

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  72. very stylish!
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