Friday, November 12, 2010

Fashion Tip Friday: Same Idea, Different Look

I posted a while back on something to do with a necklace and a different way to wear it than what would normally, usually occur to people.

Here's the outfit that I wore:

Now, here's an outfit I wore last week:

Well, look at that!
They're pretty much the same outfit, now aren't they?
Except, the only thing that really stayed the same was the oversized white sweater.

In that first outfit, the foundation was black and gray tones, with a necklace that popped.
(If you read that fast, it looks like "pooped." That would be funny. And gross.)
In the second, I just layered a brown tee and leggings with the cognac boots.
The green scarf was the pop, and the red necklace that you can't quite see adds more interest.
Same outfit idea, just different outfit.

So often we wear something, and then we wear it the same way again and again and again and again and...
But, what are the basics to your outfit?
What about switching those up?
It's still the same idea that you love,
but it has a different feel... a different edge.

Now, I do have to say that a few days after I took these pics I was in a hurry and threw on the same outfit again.
Except this time I didn't love it and felt blah all day until I finally decided to change into something else.
(During that break between the daytime schedule and the evening schedule.)

So, there's also much to be said about dressing to your mood.
But that's a whole different blog post. *wink*

pulling it all together...
(For the second outfit. You can see details of the first outfit here.)
Sweater: Thrifted (Old Navy)
 Brown Tee: Goodwill
Brown Leggings: American Apparel
Boots: God gave them to me. Seriously. He did.
Scarf: Bought on the streets of New York.
Red Paper-bead necklace: Bought at Yobel. Made by women in Ugandan refugee camps.
Earrings: Cheap gold hoops
Leather bracelets: GodChicks & Epcot
(One says "Brave," the other says "grace.")

So, are you in an outfit rut?
What basic pieces can you change up to maintain the idea of the outfit, but give it a different feel?

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