One of the cardinal rules that I
always sometimes try to adhere by when I shop, is to visualize whether I can wear an item in enough ways to justify it as a purchase. As a rule of thumb, if I can wear something 3 different ways, then it's a valid purchase to make. After all, haven't we all bought items that we have no idea how to wear, or can only wear in 1 or 2 circumstances? In this new series, 1 Item 3 Ways, I'll show you how you can learn to think of creative ways to wear items and get more use out of your existing items while learning how to be more critical of future purchases!
In this first installment, I'm featuring this pretty floral blouse I found awhile ago on Pinterest:
In a light pink-cream color, this blouse from Emma Stine is perfect for spring and summer. I love its slightly vintage vibe with its red-orange blossoms and asymmetrical hemline which is just on the right side of the high-low trend.
Here are the 3 ways you can wear this or other floral blouses in your closet:
Look #1: Classic & Chic
Pants: Babaton Black pant, $130
I was inspired to create something a little Parisian for this outfit. I like the easy-going mix of comfort and style with these loose-fit trousers and gladiator heels. Of course, black always makes an outfit look fancier.
Look #2: Fun and funky
Cardigan: Forever 21, $33.80
Bracelet: Olive + Piper Jaguar chain bracelet, $26
This next look is more casual with some comfortable, yet sexy, skinny jeans from Rag & Bone. I recently purchased a pair of Rag & Bone jeans and I can attest to their great fit straight from day 1. While some jeans disappointingly start to sag after a few wears, I am happy to say that these are as fitted as they were in the change room.
Next, I always enjoy a little pattern-mixing and florals and polka-dots always are a win for me. Then, when I saw this chunky gold chain bracelet from Olive + Piper, I knew it was the perfect piece to ground this look and give it a little edge.
Look #3: Date night
Bracelets: J Crew Gold bangle set, $47.50
Heels: Aldo Aserri sandals, $69.98
For the last look, I knew I just had to create the perfect summer date night look. The inspiration? Warm evenings spent strolling the city streets, sitting at a street side cafe, or sipping wine on a rooftop patio.
Which look is your favourite?