Friday, July 19, 2013

get creative with your closet

shorts: Target // shirt: Francesca's Boutique // bandeau: Free People // shoes: Steve Madden // watch: MK // lips: Rimmel London

I get asked plenty the same question, "How do you not wear the same outfit twice? You must have a huge closet full of clothes!" As flattered as I am that anyone could think I don't wear the same outfit twice, that is completely not true! For those who know me, know if I find an outfit I love, I will wear it almost daily as if maybe it should be washed once in a while! However I am a fashionista on a budget, I mean of course I would love to be Miss Julia, however my bank account can not afford that caliber  but I will keep reading her blog + fantasize about someday having a clothes as fabulous as hers. Until then, it is all about buying pieces that can be worn different ways, different levels of dressy, and appear as though it is the first time you have worn the item! I only brought one, yes ONE suitcase full of clothes with me to Canada for the summer (ok and one full of shoes too!) + shopping in this town... well that is almost non existent! I am starting to pride myself + also challenge myself for that matter to be as creative as possible with the clothes I have to work with. I tend to sit + stare for hours at my clothes until bam, something pops out at me. 

So, on my budget friendly mission for the summer I want to show you how you can style many pieces different to make them appear new! 

+ See how I styled these leather Target shorts differently HERE & HERE

+ See how I styled this Francesca's crochet top HERE & HERE

It is ok to wear the same item multiple times, it is even better when you get creative + start to style it differently each time. A little brain work for ya! For all those on a spending freeze, actually for all those in general, I challenge you to get creative with the items you already have + see what new fabulous outfits you can come up with! Happy Friday Blogging Beauties, enjoy your weekend!


Eloise and things said...

If i had legs like yours, i would totally rock leather shorts! I also agree, i have a tiny wardrobe but am always wearing different combinations.
x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

Georgi said...

Super cute crochet top :)

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Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

LOVING those leather shorts on you! I can't believe you found them at Target!

Fizz and Frosting

Because of Jackie said...

I always feel like traveling and having limited options forces me to think outside the box, and for the better:) You look great, adore the shorts!

Unknown said...

I gave up shopping for a while and I thought it would be a lot harder, but I haven't had an 'I have nothing to wear' moments! I've just been forcing myself to be more creative and look at my closet different! I love this post, everything is so true!! And those leather shorts are great!!

Sarah said...

I have a love/hate relationship with making the things work in my closet but you are rocking it!

Love Sparkle Pretty said...

These pieces look so cute together! Loving those shorts from Target! I just may need to snag me a pair. ;)
Thanks so much for sharing and have a beautiful day!
Love Sparkle Pretty

Unknown said...

I love the leather shorts, and the many different ways you have styled them! It always helps to see how other style their items in hope of being able to get a little more creative with mine ;)

Happy Friday!

xx, Shimmer Me Pretty

Ladies in Navy said...

this is a fantastic post and love the remix options!
kw ladies in navy

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I'm really bad about changing up my clothes, I always buy stuff in outfits and then don't bother to change things up. I need to be better about that!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Love this top paired with the leather shorts, it is so pretty!

Faith said...

Such a fabulous outfit! Gorgeous legs!

I'm often told the same thing. I've just gotten good at wearing the same pieces in completely different ways.

Unknown said...

I love mixing up my clothes and creating new outfits but they pretty much stay in my brain / home haha. I only ever wear dresses / skirts out as I'm a little self concious of my legs, and if i had legs like yours I'd be wearing cute shorts like that too ;)

Jen said...

Love love love your lace top, it's gorgeous!

xo jen
Pearls & Lace