As I stated in my first post, part of my reason for starting this blog was to challenge myself to really explore all that my closet has to offer and wear my pieces in new, unexpected ways (rather than buying new things just because I’m bored with what I’ve got.)
To do this, I’m going to attempt a series where I style one piece in three different ways. This is based on the Rule of Three, which I picked up from Oprah’s stylist while producing some online fashion videos with her. The rule is simple and has stuck with me: Never buy something unless you can think of at least three different ways to wear it.
So I’m starting with a basic plaid flannel shirt I’ve had for two years made by RVCA, a Christmas gift from my sister. Here it is, three ways:
A sequin top can be a little flashy for my typical Chicago nightlife scene, which is more of the red solo cup variety than the red wine glasses kind. But sometimes, a girl’s just gotta wear sequins and this is a fun way to dress them down.
Sequin top by The Addison Story at Nordstrom, skinny jeans by Mossimo at Target, boots by Frye, bracelet by Ann Taylor, ring by Noir.
This look says: I’m so rich, I can even make plaid look sophisticated. Tuck in any shirt, add a chunky glam necklace, open up the collar and BAM. J.Crew-ed.
This is my attempt at transitioning a summer dress into fall/winter. I like the idea of layering a shirt over a dress as opposed to the same cardigan over and over. I lived in this dress this past summer. I bought it at my friend Dee’s store, Camden Boutique, in downtown Elmhurst. A large (and growing) percentage of my wardrobe is from this store because Dee has great style and picks out amazing things!
Dress by Bella Dahl from Camden Boutique. That belt is so old I can’t remember where I got it. I buy belts whenever/wherever I see them on sale. You can never have enough.
Please note the THREE kinda different poses I managed to come up with here, which did not come naturally. Thanks to Todd for taking these pictures!
Sidenote, I hope someone is really looking at his blog during their lunch break at work. Fashion show, fashion show, fashion show at lunch!