Each season I tend to find an outfit that quickly becomes a “go-to” of mine for the next three or four months. A look so on point that it’s easily fun to wear and simply quite hard to let go of once whatever season ends :( that was particularly true this past spring WHICH got me to thinking . . . how could I start bringing an adored ensemble from one season into the next? Thus, enter today’s new #stylecrazed post, where I take an outfit from the spring and convert it into not only one but FIVE new looks for the fall!
Here it is [right below] THEE outfit of my spring in all its garden-tastic splendor; made up of a light-weight, sleeveless top, an equally-comfortable pair of shorts and cute, leather wedges. I then completed the ensemble with hue-matching glasses [of course] a quirky statement necklace, and that adorable, snail purse. Now do you see WHY I loved this look so much?
Besides creating new ensembles for this wardrobe challenge, I also had a personal goal to use almost every article from the original outfit itself. A task I am happy to report that I ACTUALLY accomplished! I did this by using either the top or bottoms in each look with all of the same accessories. So without further adieu, here are my five new looks for fall:
Since cooler temperatures usually equals sweater weather, I admit the first ensemble was an easy one to put together ;) I just pulled from one of the colors in the shorts’ floral print, and voila, a new fall look was formed!
Outfit #3 was where I started to get a bit more creative AND I don’t know about you but I am ECSTATIC that overalls are trending again. Thus, I wore them with the original top and then threw a denim button-up over the ensemble to create a nice layered-look. Man, I felt like such an artiste in this get-up! Maybe . . . because I am ;)
For one last ensemble with the original bottoms, I decided to use the denim button-up once again, but this time cover it with a pastel, gingham print sweater, and then flipped its sleeves up for a finished “cuff” look. Now I know wearing shorts for fall is a bit unconventional. HOWEVER, I live in Southern California and it honestly never gets THAT cold. Not to mention, the “fall” we’re experiencing seems to be going through menopause [cough, cough, global warming] PLUS, I am one of those people who honestly doesn’t mind having their legs a bit chilly but can’t stand to have my upper half cold. Yes, I know I am weird. Thank you :)
The final look I created for this blog post was by far my favorite. It embodies everything a lady could possibly want in a fall ensemble = a simple layer with a preppy cardigan and a charming skirt that takes you straight back to your college days. This might in fact be my new “go-to” for this season!
“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” — George Santayana
Altogether, this was a pretty rewarding experience. It left me with many options for this fall, using items I already owned, and gave me new perspective when creating an outfit. I think my girlfriend, the Savvynista, is having a very positive effect on my wardrobe AND my wallet. Did you know she shopped her own closet for an entire year?! Yeah, so in closing, I hope this inspires you as well! Take another look at a beloved ensemble and try to see how you can breathe more life into it. You would be amazed with what you could come up with! Seriously, I had no idea.