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Dress like Cara Delevingne: But look like you

How to dress like Cara Delevingne

Recently we are seeing more and more in the news about British supermodel Cara Delevingne and how she is quitting modeling…again. But why? Cara has always been outspoken about her dislike for the industry and her honestly ironically has made her even more wanted by designers and those pulling the strings in the industry itself. 

But what is we love so much about her? Her care free, give a s*** attitude and her style. So we thought it only right that we introduce a little Cara style to you and your wardrobe. The key though here is, that although Cara’s personal style is something to be admired and definitely worth taking inspiration from, it is not to be copied. Why? Well, in an ironic twist, what Cara stands for is individuality. She was quoted as saying “Everyone has the right to be whoever they want to be”. So whilst taking inspiration and following a few simple style rules is fine, you should stay true to your own style and be yourself.

Cara Delevingne Street Style in a Nutshell

Choose pretty dresses, that are strappy and elegant but in prints such as tartan. Think about textures and layering. Layer a T-Shirt over if it is a little colder out or just for a different look. There are so many t-shirts out there with slogans and messages on, there is pretty much something to suit every mood and express what you are feeling.

Cara Delevinge Street Style Tartan

Adidas Originals Stripe Beanie £15.00 Finders Keepers Dress Now £32.50 Eleven Paris T-Shirt £45.00

Consider adding even more tartan to your look and head to a vintage shop to find a big baggy tartan shirt. A tartan shirt is multi-functional, if it’s big enough, wear it as a dress teamed with biker boots or your white converse OR just wear it around your waist to create more layers to your look.

Cara's Street Style

A.S98 Boots£105.00, Quay Australia Sunglasses £27.00, Tartan Oversized Scarf £20.00

The Wish List

– Tartan in ANY form

– Black angle boots, awesome trainers or converse

– Beanie and statement sunnies

– Strappy little dress

– Basic T-Shirt with something magical, awesome or rude on it

If you are after a more glossy look for a special event but again with a little Cara attitude then check out some of our fav dresses and draw a little inspiration from there…

Cara’s Best Dresses

1. The Dark Side

We all have a dark side and why not show that off in a sultry black number. Here is a good example of  a classic black dress with attitude. Cara somehow makes it look cool with a rock nobility edge. Get your hands on a black dress here.

The secret to this is;

– plunging neckline

– studs

– lace (for a subtle gothic feel)

– lots of smoky eye make-up and of course grab that red lippy!

2. The Gold Edition

Cara manages to make a glitzy number look cute but with a rock edgy feel. How?

– leather biker boots

– a big chunky belt

– statement accessories

Also fancy getting your hands on a gold dress? Then click here or maybe try out our silver dresses too

3. Lets Get Tarted Up…AGAIN

So remember, clash your prints like Cara to keep your style individual. Sling a tartan shirt around your waist for a “I just threw this on” look.

The secret to this look is;

– a beanie

– oh yeah…and those black angle boots again! They tie the whole outfit together, keeping it understated and laid-back.

The secret is ladies, just do like Cara does and don’t give a s***, have fun and yeah…that’s it! The most important fashion accessory is ATTITUDE and don’t forget it!

Categories: Shopping inspiration

Why we love a bit of Tartan

Get Tart-ed up with a gorgeous Tartan dress

Lets talk about Tartan! Come rain or shine, this is why Tartan can be worn all year round. Here at MyDress we are loving that at the moment Tartan is even easier to get our hands on. You can walk into most high-street shops and find a bit of cheeky Tartan just ready to be nabbed. 

What’s the deal with Tartan? Well, just a snippet of history for you all…Once upon a time in the highland hills, Tartan was worn by the Gaelic clans. Each pattern and colour was exclusively for a particular clan (so pick your Tartan!!). But then in 1746 it was banned, in an attempt to bring all the clans under government control. Booooooo!

The Royal Look

For years and years Tartan has been associated with the Royals, well actually, all aristocracy and military and so ladies you guessed it…it became kinda fancy. Some patterns of Tartans were even reserved just for the “creme de la creme” of society.

BUT THEN…(and this is the part we love) it became an anti-establishment symbol. A symbol of anarchy, an expression, a voice. Tartan was embraced into the Punk movement in the 70s and continues to inspire us in fashion today. For example, The Burberry Check is a Tartan that’s been going strong since the 20s and is known all over the world. Happily the Tartan check has become more available and yep…affordable. With so many options, brands (high-street brands too) recreating this great print.

The Queen of Tartan


Who? Vivienne Westwood. This famous Brit has been challenging and pushing fashion boundaries since we can all remember. A true fashion anarchist. She is known for combining (with great flare) all that does not conform with a sense of tradition. This feisty red head as been busy voicing her opinions and saving the world since opening her boutique on Kings Road back in the 70s.

Get your Tartan on!

Now, there are tons of options when it comes to getting “tart-ed up!”, go full-out Punk, think the Sex Pistols, Sid and Nancy, X-Ray Specs, maybe even a little bit of Debbie Harry (Blondie!). Get inspired and click this link.

Take it to the MAX!

Take it to the Max - Tartan Dresses

There are some great options for Maxi Tartan dresses. We are loving this flowing Tartan number but if that’s a little out of your budget, then “check out” (pun intended) this one from Urban Outfitters.

SKIMP on it!

Shorter Tartan Dresses

This Noisy May Tartan Dress (and it also comes in black) is perfect to see you for the summer, but if you team it up with tights, biker boots and a leather jacket it is transformed into the perfect daytime winter outfit.

And…if you’re after something a bit well…skimpier, then this Missguided number is where it’s at! Skimpier in length and price, but not in style. 

So, that being said, let’s keep the tartan tradition going ladies!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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