The best part about being a stylist is showing my clients how to make the most of their wardrobe. What I've found is that most of them don't have bad taste in clothes, they just struggle with seeing the potential that's in their own closet. That's why it's my job to help them develop the ability to see their closets full potential, which gives them the kick start they need to begin creating awesome outfits.
When it comes to shopping the first question you should be asking yourself before buying an item is - How many ways can I style this piece? If you can come up with at least 3 ways, then it's a good buy. Take today's look for example. This thrifted marigold dress turned lace shirt didn't have any hanger appeal, yet I knew it had the possibility of being a cute top. Removing the underlining was a game changer.
If you're into keeping up with the latest styles and trends, then you know see-through mesh or sheer is a thing. And while I've dabbled with this trend on a small scale (see HERE) I'm still a little hesitant about people being able to see right through my clothes. So here's what's funny, I knew immediately that I was going to style this top without anything under it - go figure. Now we've seen this look styled with lingerie only or jeans and a tee-shirt beneath it. I opted to wear a distressed denim mini skirt just so that my be-hind wasn't out for all to see.
Last month I hosted another Kläzit Raid shopping party and scored this bight colored marigold blazer that gave this look all kinds of springtime vibes. My shoes are old from ShoeDazzle, but a cute red flat or sandel (or whatever shoe you decide) will work with this look. The icing on the cake for me was the cigar box handbag with the colorful parakeets.
Btw, the first time I wore this top, I styled it with a pair of high-waist wide-legged jeans and platform heels. The next time I wear it, I think maybe to pair it with a dress and sneakers. So there you have it, 3 different ways to wear this ugly dress turned cute top. Before I close, question.... Do you have anything in your closet that you can re-purpose? Or what's your relationship with colors? Do you try new colors or stick with your go-to ones? Talk to me in the comments below.