Like a Classy Three-Tiered Cake of Ruffles
AT A GOTHIC INSPIRED WEDDING
I don't have many occasions to get fancy, but when I do it's usually in the middle of the day at places where it's probably illegal to loiter. What better place to break the law than at the Capitol Building. Stick it to the man, I tell you. Wearing all black has some deeming effects that make people assume automatically that you are either mourning someone/something or mourning the idea of life. The people of street style work in the between to make all black more of a high fashion statement.
What makes this all black look is a tiered midi skirt that has a very Victorian-Gothic vibe to it. Think more pillar like with a bit of flaring. Most people's go-to European style is Parisian. Tiered layers and high necks aren't technically attributed to Paris, but more older English days. I believe the Brits have more of a knack to bringing the style to colorless looks.
Adding a hat makes this look more casual, but aside from that this is a quick way to turn an outfit of ruffles that convey bohemian into a minimalistic high style look. For a more high style look, a high neck or a mock neck top tends to convey a more structured or tailored style opposed to a crew neck tee. High style means taller right?
Adding some grey heels give a quick punch of color. Though keep it subtle.
Asos Mock Neck Top (Sold Out) // Asos Zacro Tiered Midi Skirt (Sold Out) // Sole Society Grey Boater Hat (Sold Out) // Dorothy Perkins Grey Minimal Heels (Sold Out) // Spitfire Warp Sunglasses