About a month or so ago, I had shared an outfit with you that consisted of layering pieces. This was the look where I showed you how I styled my burgundy moto jacket with my turtleneck sweater vest. That particular day I had paired those pieces with jeans and over-the-knee boots for more of a casual look. Here’s what it looked like in case you missed it:
You can refer to that article here for all the details and where to purchase each piece. I wanted to show you how you can use the same pieces to create a totally different look, so I used the sweater vest and white blouse to create something more dressy, sophisticated & sexy:
The key to creating versatile looks is starting with basic wardrobe pieces. I didn’t have to run out and buy anything new for this look, because the base of my wardrobe consists of plain pieces like button down blouses, skirts, plain sweaters, etc. that can be mixed and matched.
In this case all I had to do to transition my look was swap out my jeans and moto jacket for a faux leather mini skirt and cropped pea coat. The over-the-knee boots you see in the first look are my faux suede pair that I only wear over jeans due to them becoming so stretched out that they’re too big up top for me. I picked up the faux leather pair you see in the photos of the second outfit a while back just to wear with skirts so I don’t stretch those out as well.
When it comes to accessorizing I keep my jewelry, purses, sunglasses and things like that for as long as I can. My statement necklace is probably a couple years old now, but you can find them anywhere. Forever 21 usually has them for very reasonable prices. My sunglasses are from Aldo, but I don’t see any online that I can link to. It’s ok, you can find a nice pair of sunglasses literally anywhere. Some of my favorite stores to find them are Sunglass Hut, Guess, Express, or anywhere online. As far as my bag goes, it’s a satchel style from Aldo from last year, but they have some really chic looking ones now too.
I hope this was helpful to those of you who want to start building your wardrobe and have the convenience of creating new looks from the same pieces. You don’t have to use the exact pieces that I used. For example, if you don’t have a cropped pea coat, just use a long one instead, and so forth. Use what you have and put your own spin on it. If you have any questions, or need any fashion advice, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be more than happy to help. Happy styling!