Last night, I went shopping with one of my best friends, Alyssa. She’s 39 weeks pregnant and miserable, so we tried to walk in hopes that it would encourage Baby Peyton to vacate. No such luck:( But I did find an awesome pair of purple crop pants at JCP that I’m in love with! Here’s 2 ways to style these pants, or any other brightly-colored pants:
OUTFIT 1- Work Flow
I also picked up this new shirt from NY&C last night. I love the lace detail on the front. I had actually picked up this shirt to buy before but put it down before I checked out. When I saw it was $3 cheaper, I decided to go ahead and get it.
I know that some people tend to think of colored pants as being a more off-the-clock piece of clothing, but it’s all in how you style the outfit. Here, I paired the pants with a short-sleeved button-up shirt tucked in with a belt–instantly work-ready! You can go even further and pop on a black blazer with the sleeves turned up to kick up the dressiness another notch.
OUTFIT 2- Family Dinner Date
After work, Chauncey, Kane, and I headed out to Old Chicago to eat some yummy food (see here
for tips on how to dine out on a budget!). To take my outfit from work to night, I simple changed into a more fun shirt and left it untucked. Once again, I picked a neutral, but added in a little shine to change up the overall look. You could also toss on a white tee with a bright scarf or a neutral tee with color-coordinating graphics on the front.
|Shirt: Maurices, old (from last year’s end-of-summer clearance) |
Slides: Nine West Outlet, old (Similar: Target, $14.99, more colors in store)
|Earrings: J. Crew Factory, $9.50 |
Bracelet: J. Crew Factory, $14.50 (I scored this for less than $6 at the actual outlet store!)
Shew, I hate stray pieces of hair. . . .
By coming up with new and different ways to mix and match your wardrobe, you ensure that your closet’s possibilities are nearly endless. I really like both of these looks, and I’m loving the purple color of the pants! Do you have any colored pants in your wardrobe? Yes, black/gray/khaki/blue(jeans) are all colors but don’t count for purposes of this question:)
Confession-time: I am a clothes hoarder. I get such great deals with clothes that I hate to part with them! Especially since I’m always thinking of ways to re-style pieces. Every time I go to get rid of a piece of clothing, I automatically start listing the reasons in my head I should keep it–always at the top of the list is that it would be more expensive to buy again if I needed something similar in the future.
Anyways, on Friday, I mentioned a blog that I’ve really been enjoying lately by Katie over at Cup of Tea. She has been doing a 30 day outfit challenge, where you take 30 pieces from your wardrobe and make 30 different outfits over 30 days. I’m way too nervous to limit myself to just 30 pieces of clothes, but it has definitely got me thinking about the best ways to re-wear certain pieces.
So I think I’m going to start doing a Wardrobe Re-wear post every so often, and share with you 2 different looks that both feature the same piece of clothing. By re-wearing your clothes, you’re getting more of your money’s worth out of them! If you think outside your usual outfit pairings, you may not feel the urge to buy new clothing pieces all the time.
Outfit 1 – Work Flow
If you follow me on Instagram
, then you know I wore this outfit to work today. I really like the brightness of the shirt paired with the cream-colored skirt. The shirt is a size too big, but it was the only size I could get my hands on.
Outfit 2 – Out with Friends
After work, I headed over to my friend Brittany’s house for craft night! I always have so much fun, and it’s nice to catch up:) I needed a fast outfit change, and was going for something more relaxed. Pairing the popover with a pair of khaki-print shorts was quick and easy!
|Shirt- Old Navy, details here. |
Skirt- Maurices, clearance from last summer.
Shorts- Old Navy, similar.
PS- the fluff ball photobombing in the bottom left corner is Gizmo, one of our kitties.
I’m really liking both of these looks, and I’m really excited I found some new ways to wear this shirt. I challenge each of you to try the same, and let me know how it goes–even better if you try to find new ways to wear a piece of clothing you used to hate!
Don’t forget the Coach wristlet giveaway–enter to win here!