Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to: Double Your Closet Options

When it comes to confessions of shop-a-holics (or "fashionistas", whichever you prefer), we can sincerely relate. There are definitely times of each month where we go to each other and say, "Okay, we're not going to buy anything else!" (It never works). Fortunately for us all, we have the cure to such problems... you can double your closet without spending a dime! We know, this sounds nearly impossible, but the truth is, there are so many items in your closet with the potential of creating endless outfits with just a little imagination. For example...
Bralets and Bustiers

You normally wear them with a pair of high-waisted shorts and some gladiator sandals to festivals or running around town in the summer heat.

Try wearing them over a blouse or tee shirt. When paired with a boyfriend jean and a great strappy heel, this layered look can create a beautiful mash-up up of masculinity and femininity. Wear it to a casual cocktail party or even out on a date! Your bralet just went from a cool and skimpy summer piece to a polished and put together show-stopper. You'll even be able to take it into fall!

Button-down Tunics

You normally wear them on their own with polished heels and a felt hat for lunch dates and concerts in the park.

Try wearing them open with a basic tee underneath. Add a slouchy leather short and some sneakers, and your look instantly becomes more relaxed. You are now ready to take on the entire mall with your girls or even have some fun at an amusement park. Your new-found vest is a great piece for summertime adventures and can be introduced to your fall wardrobe as well! Versatility is amazing, isn't it?!

Maxi Skirts 

You normally wear them with a basic tank and sandals for an easy breezy summer look.

Try wearing them under dresses that contain similar colors. Peeping pleats are a HUGE trend for fall! Your accordion pleat maxi will look amazing under a boxy tunic, maintaining the original relaxed feel while adding a bit of edge. Wear this combo to a day party... you'll be sure to stand out.

Sleeveless Chambrays

You normally wear them with contrasting denim and a bootie to class.

Try wearing them with a bralet and a midi skirt. Your d'orsay pumps will make this look brunch-ready in no time! If you're into the skirt, but want to make the look more casual, try tying the front of your chambray vest and replacing your pumps with converse for an all-American feel.

Beach Cover Ups

You normally wear them with your suit and sliders to the beach or pool.

Try wearing them layered over a crop top and pants for an instant cool. The sheer element of your cover-up goes from functional to fashionable with just a little bit of convincing. Add a funky slip-on shoe and your bohemian self is ready for a daytime movie date or running errands.

Are your bank accounts thanking you yet? Try out these tips and tricks to create versatility for even the trickiest of pieces in your closet. Get creative, try things together that you'd never expect to work, and trust your aesthetic eye! 

Truly Yours,
P.S. "When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.” — Carrie Bradshaw

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