Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How to Maximize Your Closet: 1 Skirt, 7 Ways

Today's post is about maximizing your closet.  Regardless of budget, I think most people want to get as much versatility as they can from their clothing.  This year, I won't be adding much to my current wardrobe (see why here), so I wanted to play dress up practice making my clothing more versatile.  Here's a simple accordion-pleated navy and cream polka dot skirt (thrifted in Japan for 300 yen~$4) worn 7 different ways.  I probably could have made 20 looks with this simple skirt, but my photographer (Moneyman AKA my hubby) got tired after 7.  :)

 **A similar style navy skirt can be found here, here, here, and here.

Spring/ Summer Looks

Casual Look
T-Shirt & Bracelet (F21), Necklace (Max & Chloe), Bag (Mango), Shoes (Tory Burch), Pin (made by me)
Teacher Look (I am a teacher, after all.)
Cardigan (Target), T-Shirt (thrifted in Japan), Jewelry (Francesca's), Belt (thrifted in Korea), Shoes (Style&co),
Bag (emilie m. from T.J. Maxx)
Frenchy Look
Ascot, Shirt, Belt (thrifted in Japan), Shoes (Naturalizers from T.J. Maxx)
Date Night / Girls' Night Out Look
(I just hiked up the skirt a little higher to make it look like a one piece dress!)
Top (), Bag (Mango), Shoes (Style&co)
 Fall/ Winter Looks

Stripes, Polka Dots, and Mustard Yellow
Cardigan (Rope Picnic), Top & Boots (thrifted in Japan), Belt (Burberry), Bag (Coach), Head Scarf (gift from my sister)
Simple Navy and Tan Look
Shirt (Rope Picnic), Belt (F21), Boots (Zara), Bag (Coach)
A little spin on the classic red, white, and blue look
Shirt & Boots (Zara), Bag (Coach), Necklace (thrifted in Japan)
*Today I'm linked up with We are THAT Family 
**So, what do you think of these looks?  Have you been restyling any favorite pieces or just playing dress up at home? 
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1 comment:

  1. I just stumbled across your blog Ariel and I love the concept! Will be following along, watching what you come up with. I love 're-doing' and playing dress-up and since my hubby is uber-frugal..well I need to be creative! LOL