I’ve shared with you that I challenged myself to style the same dress twelve different ways, but I haven’t exactly told you why.
Here’s why. I was seven months into capsule wardrobing, and really getting the hang of things. I had my well-thought out, pared down closet that included key pieces that went with everything. But, something inside of me was itching to find out how far I could push the theory of a basic wardrobe necessity. I kid-you-not that I arbitrarily chose the number twelve because of the twelve days of Christmas. (It was December after all.) Once I chose that number, it was game on! And, if you make it to the end of series I’ll share with you everything that I learned. It is guaranteed to surprise you!
Look 5: Mixing patterns, mixing lace with flannel, mixing shades of red. WHAT?!? I can’t believe this outfit worked. But, when I put it on I felt like a rock-star mom. And, let me tell you that I shredded the grocery store that day. Trader Joe’s has never been the same. I have always been a fan of tying a shirt around my waist, even when I don’t ever plan on putting the shirt on. It’s a sneaky way to belt and define your waist. Besides, I totally look like I might wear that flannel later.
Look 6: Trench coat. Classic staple. Must have. You can put a trench over anything and it instantly makes you look and feel important. Everything that I did that day felt important. The booties are back and let me tell you why I love these particular booties. Because, I used to think taupe is boring, but I discovered that taupe goes with everything and THAT makes it very exciting! I should also point out that the light color shoe elongates your legs. How’s that for a tip? That should warrant making it to your shopping list.
Look 7: Monochromatic. Another style tip if you want to elongate your figure is to keep it monochromatic. Not only does it look chic, but it feels great too. I felt very put-together in this look.
Look 8: Leather jacket, vintage necklace, floppy hat, booties, and a tote. Perfect ensemble for some shopping at the local outdoor market. With my sunglasses on, I’m pretty sure nobody recognized me. My covert mission to gather local goodies was a success!
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