I recently attended the Jet Set: Travel in Style event (see my recap on The Little Style File for more info on some amazing brands and a great bash) and didn’t have enough time (or room in my budget) to grab a new outfit. So what did I do? Shopped my closet! I am getting more savvy at combining pieces that have been relegated to the top shelf or bottom rack, resurrecting them in a way that suits my style. I settled on this:
Tank top: Old Navy- $7 online (cheaper in store)
Skirt: Forever 21- $17.80 (similar here)
Shoes: Calvin Klein @ DSW clearance- $20 (similar here)
Bag: Coach- gift (similar here)
Earrings: My own design; similar here
Necklace and ring: my push presents 🙂 I adore vintage-style jewelry!
I have had this skirt in my closet for almost 3 years and never worn it. I just couldn’t figure out a top to go with it that wasn’t basic black! I do love midi skirts or just below the knee types, but in my book- they have to be worn with high heels. I don’t typically make or follow fashion rules, but a skirt that hits you mid-calf can take you from towering to tiny without the right shoes. Also, high-waisted skirts work better with my long waist- something I am just figuring out after all these years. If you watch Suits, Rachel (Meghan Markle) always wears high waist skirts for a similar reason.
I had a pair of patent leather Mary Janes picked out but you know what I realized? With my pasty pale legs, hematite looked better than the stark contrast of black on ivory. I think it is time for a spray tan since I can’t even post the close up pics my new friend took of my shoes. A huge thanks to Lisa and Kaitlyn of SistersMarie for taking pics! Oh, and I am posing in front of my dream brownstone…some day!
What ways have you shopped your closet so far this summer?