For anyone who consistently reads my blog, you'll know that I love a good transitional piece and when it comes to clothing, I want them, where possible, to work for me and see me through to next season. I love garments that can be transformed through layering or switching up accessories and Ark's selection of dungarees and pinafores do exactly that.
I find pinafores to be the perfect preppy, off-duty ensemble. They are a versatile building block for a seriously customizable look and they omit a sense of youth and playfulness that I think every girl should have in her closet. In Spring/Summer, pair them with a breton tee or crop or dress them up with floral shirts, white shirts, lumberjack shirts, the possibilities are endless (and evidently, so are the shirt options!) In Autumn/Winter, layer with oversized cardigans, textured jumpers, leather jackets or just pop on a trilby or fedora and you're good to go.
The merge of the pinafore with the denim dungaree gives an ultimate throwback to the 90s and paired with cutout boots, the Vintage Mid Blue Dungarees catapults the 90's staple to a modern classic.
These two velvet pinafores have to be my favourites from Ark's selection. Velvet is one of those materials that exudes connotations of opulence and always feels like a dream to wear because of the soft, flowing fabric. I would pair the Black Cliff pinafore dress with a crisp, collared white shirt, a pair of monochrome patent, pointed brogues and a red Cambridge Satchel.
What are your favourites from Ark's Dungaree and Pinafore edit?