Extend Your Closet // Remix

Outfit 1: The artist Degas was my inspiration for this. I made this skirt myself – my 2nd sewing project ever. The gold belt is from my mother; two lions raised up touching front paws. The Pierre Hardy for Gap wedges add to the fun “flouncy-ness” of the outfit with their over-sized bows and also elongate the leg. Hair done up in a high messy bun adds to the theme of the outfit while still being contemporary (by being a bit loose and messy)
Outfit 2: Here I paired the top with a pair of wide legged trouser jeans by Joe jeans. This blue on blue outfit creates a look of being “together” while still kept contemporary with quirky jewelry additions. The earrings I am wearing are large 2 inch gold cicadas and the bracelet is made up of gold bees. The blue blazer (from Forever 21) lends a nice shape to the outfit. The bag (from Anthropologie) and shoes (INC) lend some color, while the jewelry adds some fun interest.
 Outfit 3: For my third outfit I dressed up a black American Apparel tube dress by using my shirt as a layering piece. I cinched in the waist with a skinny black belt, and kept things casual with a black pair of flats. Also, the “necklace” I am wearing is a belt! My blue clutch is a YSL bag, however it was originally a GWP makeup case. I think it looks better as a day clutch, don’t you?

Here are some tips for remixing your outfits:
*Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box! Sometimes a belt doesn’t always have to be worn as such. Wear it as a necklace or a bracelet! Turn a makeup bag into a purse or clutch.

* Cinching in your waist is a great way to create shape; you can change the entire feel of a top or a dress by doing this.

*When trying to remix an item of yours, think of a few things that make that item a favorite of yours. Is it the color? The shape? Choose one, and then go from there. For example: If you love the color, create the outfit using similar colors and add a few highlights for interest. 

*Always have a quirky item on hand! Be it animal belts, or insect jewelry, make sure that there is always an element of yourself!

Oh! PS:
Can one of my dear readers invite me to LOOKBOOK? :)

13 comments

Jill said...

I really like your hair up in the first photo. You look great in those clothes but I don't think I would! lol
have a great weekend

Margaux. said...

Great post, I love the premise!
And good job on the skirt. I like your nail polish in the 3rd photo too.

Miss Emma Kitty said...

Great Post ! I LOVE that top. Also, Great Job on the skirt !! Super Cute. I wish I could sew.

jemina said...

you look fabulous, thanks for the tips, XOXO

notjustmedical said...

Love this post - I like all the ways you styled it, but my favourite has to be the first, that skirt is wonderful!

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

nora said...

really inspiring, thanks :)

bogoosha said...

the first pic looks like a fairy tale- alice in wonderland or soomething... xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this idea; this is exactly what I'm always looking for, new ways of combining the clothes.
And you never looked like you were trying too hard.

Sandy said...

Hey Amber. Great blog! I'm so glad you're continuing. You definitely have talent.
I've been getting a little bored with my wardrobe lately but am on a spending freeze right now. I'll just have to put more thought into it start shaking things up a little. I absolutely LOVE that you used a belt as a necklace ... never would have known. You've definitely got some great ideas. I love the pink dress from several posts again ... you've got a great figure so why not flaunt it???
BTW thanks for your comment on Jill's guest post. It was a blast writing it.
Keep up the great work Amber ... as long as you enjoy it.

vint junky said...

Love this remix! So glad you are back on top form hon xxx

vint junky said...

Ps. if you could send me your e-mail address via link to my e-mail on my blog, i'll send you the invite code ;)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These outfits are FABULOUS!! Omg I'm especially freaking out over the first one. That skirt is just pure loveliness. Sigh.

I have a lookbook but haven't used it in ages. Sigh. I need to get start working on that again asap. xo

Dyanna Pure said...

I love the skinny belt in the last photo. <3

-Dyanna Pure
http://www.thesfstyle.com

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