A Chic Way To Toughen Up Your Favorite Flirty Dress

By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine

New York Fashion Week may be over, but with the London collections in full swing and Milan and Paris starting soon, we couldn't stop ourselves from style-stalking the girls who make all these clothes look so darn good--the models! See what we caught the gorgeous Joan Smalls wearing after the jump, and tell us if you'd wear it too!

With heels, Joan's printed dress would look entirely different, but she gave it a downtown edge by pairing it with these flat, combat-inspired boots. I love that she added a boyfriend blazer instead of a cardigan, and her quilted bag and orange-y red lips just amp up the chic-factor. If you're going to re-create her look yourself, the possibilities are endless with a dress like this: wear it the way she did, add tights, or lose the blazer and try a black turtleneck underneath.

Does Joan's look make you want to shop? Take a peek at these versions of her outfit.

Are you guys into Joan's look? Would you wear it? What about wearing your combat-inspired boots with dresses? Love the look, or not so much? Tell us what you think!

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Photo Credit: Mark Leibowitz