A lot of you ask me for ideas on how to get more mileage from your wardrobe, and I’m glad you do. I love finding versatile pieces that you can dress up or dress down and wear in multiple ways. I did that recently with a cute red cuff jacket I bought. You can see the dressy version here and the more casual version here.
To help you get the hang of two-way styling, I’m kicking off a week-long series called: 2 Ways/7 Days. Each day for the next seven days I’ll be showing you one piece styled two different ways.
First up is this beautiful blouse with the peek-a-boo cutouts at the shoulders. The soft draping and the sexy slits are so feminine!
Wrap Blouse – Dressy Look
Most times when we talk about versatile pieces we think of neutral basics. While that’s definitely a great way to go, a steady diet of basics can be be boring. That’s why I chose this electric blue crepe blouse to show you that even pieces with a little more personality can mix well with what you’ve got. This is a great blouse that looks fantastic on most body types.
For this look, I’ve paired it with a black pencil skirt and pumps, two things that most of us have in our wardrobes. Add a gold chain tote, and this is a great office look. Now, because this particular skirt is velvet, which is often thought of as a dressier fabric, you can easily switch out the pumps for silver sandals and the tote for a glittery clutch, and you have an upscale evening look.
Wrap Blouse – Causal Look
This time I’ve taken the same blue blouse and combined it with skinny jeans and booties for a casual look. I chose warm brown booties, but black would work just as well. You can wear the jeans and top on their own or, you can add a jacket or sweater for a little extra warmth for yet another look.
If you’re not a jeans gal, you can also swap the jeans for black pants. Or white pants in the early summer. Finally, don’t forget accessories! Adding a scarf or changing accessories is another way to get even more looks.
Drop by again tomorrow and see what I’m styling in my weeklong series 2 Ways/7 Days!
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