Hey everyone! So, now that I’ve started this blog I am finding I’m pushing myself more to have outfits that I consider “blog-worthy” but without buying new clothes every week. In fact, I need to do a post on my closet so you can see I really don’t have that many clothes, just that I combine them in different ways. Anyway, one way I’ve found of expanding my outfits is to look at old items in a new way. The more I’ve learned about dressing my shape, the more I want to try different and exciting combinations. Take this jacket for example.
I’ve had it for a couple of years. I’ve always worn it open but because the fabric is thin and linen it hangs weird so it’s been sitting unworn for over two years. I pulled it out after I commented on an earlier post that I don’t have much olive-colored clothes (not true I’m finding!) and put it on again, determined to make it work with all my new knowledge. This time I buttoned it up and appreciated the boxy look that I’m finding works for my shape.
Old jacket from Dress Barn, I think. Pants from JJill here and shoes are old from Sam Edelman
One problem was gaping at the bust in between the snaps. Since I don’t want that one detail to ruin a look or make me give up on a complete outfit I pulled out my double-sided tape and let it do it’s job! Voila! Summery, cool, flattering and I didn’t have to buy one new thing!
I’m now looking at other items that I have in my closet that I haven’t worn for a while, to see what I can do to make them work again. Free, new outfits that this blog is pushing me to try! Thanks ladies!