I pick one piece I really want to wear, and build an outfit around it.
Let’s say I am going to the playground and I know I need to wear pants that will get dirty. I pick out a pair that I don’t mind getting ruined, and then I find a top and all the other accompaniments to match.
Now let’s say I am going to work. I haven’t worn this amazing high-waisted navy wrap skirt in a while and I really want to, plus show off a belt I have been dying to pair with this skirt, so I pick those two items out and find complementary pieces.
That’s how this came about:
Then let’s say I REALLY wanted to wear this pinstriped, gorgeous cotton bustier with this particular blazer to mix menswear with feminine details.
Then I really wanted to pair this blazer with this necklace of mine and showcase it, so this outfit materialized.
(Plus I was dying to wear my neutral shoes)
I really REALLY wanted to wear my cord zip pants, but to channel a French fisherman, so this is what happened:
I had this idea to wear my bright DIY silk magenta shell that I cut the bottom off to give my casual, flowy tank top some style, and then the rest followed.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
The entire series can be found here: Women in Clothes Style & Fashion Survey