If you have followed me for any length of time, or you are a client of mine, you know I really love versatility in a wardrobe. I love knowing you can start with 2 pieces, say a top and a pant, and create many different looks with those pieces as the "base". At this time of year when temperatures are still all over the place, layering remains the key to dressing. Last week I started with this adorable sleeveless top from Loft and then paired it with khakis or distressed denim and discovered all sorts of outfits. Read on to find out about some of what I did.
I started with a sleeveless top and simple pair of khakis...
I started with the top. It's a great print and it's sleeveless. What I love: all the colors in the print give me a ton of options for the layering pieces, bottoms and accessories. Because it's sleeveless I have many more options for layering, but also for wearing alone if temperatures are warmer because it's not just a camisole.
Layering options shown here are a great jean jacket on the left for when it may be a bit cooler or the short sleeve cardigan on the right for a bit warmer. In addition, the jean jacket gives a more casual vibe while the cardi makes it a bit more dressy without trying too hard. The shoes could easily be swapped - maybe sneakers on the left and a flat sandal on the right? Options....
Switching out the khakis for denim...either blue or white.
This top is a great way to dress the denim up a bit. In the outfit on the left I've added my favorite Jeffrey Campbell slides. I might also pair this look with my bright green heels or espadrilles as well. The colors in the top give me so many options!
The outfit on the left I've added a khaki jacket (no longer available but here's a similar one (http://shopstyle.it/l/KcLr) along with black strappy sandals to dress up my jeans a bit. In the center I am trying the top with the white denim again, keeping it casual with flip flops. On the far right I've layered a 3/4 sleeve cardi for the extra layer. Because this cardi is a true black I could easily change my shoes the black mules I've shown in the look above for another option. Another easy look would be to layer with a white blouse left unbuttoned and tied at the waist with any of the pants shown for even more options.
Once again, the key is versatility and making your wardrobe work for you. Here, I started with a top and a pair of pants and created many options and looks from just a few pieces. What do you have in your wardrobe you can do the same thing with? I'd love to see what you come up with...post in the comments below! Let me see how you #ownyourstyle !
The exact pieces I have are sold out but I've listed some similar pieces below. Check it out!