If you want to know, here are some details on the capsule pieces I chose and my rationale for them.
- 16-looks with the magenta skirt
- 19-looks with the dark charcoal wool pants
- 15-looks with the navy blue tipped wool dress
- 21-looks with the navy blue skinny slim fit trousers
- 15-looks with the striped trench dress
- 9-looks with the draped green skirt
All of these looks below are based around one piece in the original capsule list with 18 pieces!
….& 3 pairs of shoes
…featuring this custom printed skirt from Erdem that was originally a dress but the owner had it sized down from a US 4 up top to a US 2 and there was no way in hell I would fit into it.
So I had it cut into an open topper and made a pencil skirt out of it.
Open topper I made, and worn in an outfit here:
This is the back, it is truly open at the back and a cool cropped shrug:
It goes perfectly with my thrifted maxi dress in a similar blue print:
And this is the skirt I got out of it!
Shown below: 15 looks
But I could have added another 8 more looks with some simple tops mixed with toppers:
|Outfit 1||Outfit 2||Outfit 3|
|Outfit 4||Outfit 5||Outfit 6|
|Outfit 7||Outfit 8||Outfit 9|
|Outfit 10||Outfit 11||Outfit 12|
|Outfit 13||Outfit 14||Outfit 15|
Layered skirts are surprisingly interesting
I just thought of it as an idea and I kind of love the look (plus it feels divine, as it is double-faced silk underneath), and the split underneath looks interesting when you sit down and walk.
Belts can be styled too
Either tie the sash around the back, or leave the sashes to drape down the front, or move it to the side.
Belt the topper!
Leave it open, or belt it…
(P.S. I don’t love the second outfit as much because the button-up shirt is a marble print and it is too much for me.)
Hold the skirt in place/ground the look with a belt or leave it unbelted
Keep it simple with a solid obi belt, or leave it unbelted to keep the look simple.
Play with proportions
The first one makes my torso look longer, but if I tuck it in, my waist looks more defined (a belt can also help with that)
Wrap the shirt in front
For modesty, I buttoned the top but I could have also (instead of a belt), used a brooch to keep it wrapped in place.
Liked this? Let me know! I can do more if there is an interest.
P.S. All of my other capsule wardrobes (but none with real-life shots like this yet), are here.