There’s a trick behind making your wardrobe seem much bigger than it actually is – you guessed it – it’s being able to wear one item different ways for different occasions. Giving that one piece a totally new look and feel to it so that most people don’t even realise that you’ve ever worn that particular item before.
Given stripes are such a hot item this Spring / Summer I decided to base my looks on a cute striped skirt found in a brilliant secret second season shop, Mary Jane in Zurich..
1. First Look is based on turning the skirt into something you can wear in the office:
OK, i’ll let you into a secret – I won’t be dancing round like this in an office – smile – but taking that away the striped skirt is perfect for the office once teamed up with blazer and blue pumps.
2. Stripes with Stripes for a trend statement.
We used to think wearing patterns with patterns was all a bit much and to be avoided but recently this changed which is great as putting the two pieces together makes the skirt look more like a dress that skirt and top. The skirt is made of super fine cotton so it’s perfect for hot summer days and at the same time can also be worn now.
3. The Funky Look – breaking all the rules.
My personal most favourite way to wear anything (much to my husbands dismay) is to break all the rules. Mix casual with dressy and create a super individual look of it’s own. I love teaming up almost anything with these orange sling backs – my utmost favourite pair of shoes, extremely vintage and NEVER to be thrown out – smile!
4. Added Bonus.
Decided to give the shirt a new look too:
Admit it – you’d never guess it was the same shirt as worn with the skirt above right?
Why not give it a try with your own wardrobe – get out a skirt and make up three combinations you haven’t tried before – have fun!
Thanks so much to
A super cute shop located in Zurich’s old town, Neumarkt 21 – selling designer items at reduced prices!
In case you like the skirt and top there is still one available 😉
All photos in this post from blackrabbit photography check out her brilliant site!
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