13 August 2009

Four Ways: Basics

Soooo... I took these photos a few days ago with the intention of writing up a post to go along with them ASAP. Where does the time go?! Usually I take one article of clothing and try to figure out four ways to wear it. Except this time, instead of one piece of clothing I used three. Which, yes, sort of sounds like cheating, but in the process of paring down my closet it was an exercise in combining basics to create different looks. I ended up grabbing three of my go-to pieces; a simple white tank top, a high waisted green pencil skirt and a ribbed camel cardigan.

1
  • A simple summer look: paired with a vintage silk scarf, a simple leather belt, a straw purse and open toe sandals
  • A cold weather look: paired with tights and vintage boots, a vintage silk scarf, a wool beret, a leather gladstone bag and a woven belt
2
  • For those in between days: paired with a vintage silk scarf, a wool beret, a leather Coach satchel, a simple leather belt and Seychelles booties
  • ...or: paired with a wide leather belt, a vintage John Romain bag, 30s peep toe pumps and layered necklaces

31 comments:

AlicePleasance said...

I really like all these four ways! Great choices, the color combo is perfect. Also: A. those shoes from Seychelles were definitely a wonderful buy and B. you look stunning with headbands, you should wear them more often :-)

Laura said...

Love your outfits!! Always perfect!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

When you have one fabulous piece such as the green skirt, all you need are different neutral accessories to make it pop. Excellent styling.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

I the color combinations in your four different outfits. That green skirt is so cute!
Really great outfits, I wish I had as much fashion creativity!

Corinna said...

i should start remixing my clothes, but somehow i'm lacking that talent.
you look great, dear

Isabel said...

The skirt is such a marvelous emerald colour. I love it.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

What awesome belts you have. Love the booties, too.

the art cupboard said...

this is wonderful i think the bottom two are my favorite you are so classy
xx
~bree

Karolayn86 said...

I love every single combination!! You look great!!

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vivian the koneko kitten said...

i love your 4 ways posts. please do more!

clark said...

i really like the fourth outfit!

Andrea said...

I love all the colours together.

Lacey Starr said...

I love these looks, post more like this!

Rachel C. said...

seeing this makes me realy wish autumn would hurry up and get here. that and this sweltering southern summer heat!

xoxo

Audi said...

Just added to my wishlist: green pencil skirt. These looks are all fab!

svenskaussie said...

Yay for the return of the four way post. You are a genius ! I would love to see your take on a simple LBD.

hello birdy said...

I love that colour green. Especially teamed with the camel. Lovely outfits!

caramelizedvintage said...

Mmm great styling. Love that color of green and attention to detail. :}

That last purse is beautiful.

Eyeliah SS said...

Cheating? If anythig you made it harder to use 3 things and still change it up, well done.

Ms. B said...

Lovely colors! All very well done but I love the 1st and the 4th one the best.

Rachel said...

love the way green looks with the camel/beige color.

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CMA said...

gorgeous pieces
love how you focused on showcasing the versatility
beautiful!

-cma
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The Barely Tattoo'd Artist said...

I have just added a green pencil skirt to my 'Must Buy' list...

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Summer said...

I like that high waisted pencil skirt. And i love how you wear it on the second photo on the first set..=D Gorgeous!

Summer
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moto said...

i like the mix n match.. and u've got cool shoes :D

alli said...

oh wow i definitely love all of them, the green is so perfect!! but i guess id have to say i like the last one the best! I really really love these 4 ways posts, keep it up!!

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R. said...

I love these 4 ways posts. And I'm extremely jealous of your purses! I was going to say I loved one of them especially, and then I realized that I actually really love all of them. The combination of the green skirt, white tank, and camel cardigan is wonderful, adn I like how you can wear a belt either over or under the sweater.

Kristen said...

ditto to what everyone has said, i love these four ways posts! I'm linking in my Google Reader Round-up this week!

Ashlee said...

i think look #4 is my favorite.

love the rich green color of that skirt.

Danielle said...

Cute!

Kelley said...

You're so awesome. I think these "Four Ways" posts are my favorite part of your blog, because they always give me ideas.

Keep it up!