As a Fashion Lover, I have learned that the easiest way to prevent yourself from having to keep buying clothes everytime you have to find something to wear for an event, is to mix and match what's already in your closet!
You may have that mini dress you bought for an event last year, that you plan to never wear again, or until no one remembers it. Well do not fret! That fear is no more! All you have to do, is wear that dress as a shirt, or add new pieces or accessories to your look! Change your hairstyle! Instead or wearing gold accessories wear silver or pearls! Add a splash of color accessory! All of these things are easy to do!
Here are two different looks, that I tried this technique with... Both times, I got different compliments like the looks were brand new!
The 1st Look was a look I did for the Shriners Ball!
This was a last minute look, because I had no idea, until 5 hours before the event, that I was even going to the event. Lol So I had to think fast! I knew for a fact for various reasons that I couldn't wear a bare dress. I needed to wear something to cover and warm my legs. Stockings were not an option because I hate them, and I couldn't do leggings because this was a formal event. So I needed to go for elegant materials. So I pulled out all the formal dresses I have, and all the formal bottoms I have.
This past summer, I thrifted silk wide leg pants in various colors. So that's when the idea came!
Why not add a silk pant look to one of my formal dresses?!?
So I just tried on the first formal/flashy dress I had that could pass as a top and through on the pants! And I came up with this...!
PERFECTION!!! My jewelry just fed off of all the colors in the dress. The dress was made of multi colored sequins! Navys, golds, silvers and coppers! Colors that can pretty much blend in with any color. I hadn't worn this dress in 2 whole years! Lol So it was a perfect fit!
I added diamond and silver accessories. My necklace and earrings were silver diamond. My rings were old vintage silver. My shoes were gold.
I know all these metallic colors sound overwhelming but believe it or not they all blended together very well! I'm a fan of mixing silvers and golds as long as they are mixed the right way! Every color has to compliment and feed off the other color! #FashionRule
Sometimes you have to see the whole look together, and then add or remove what looks good or what clashes! It won't always work! Just know sometimes less is more!
I also added a nice white Tuxedo Blazer from Forever 21, to finish the look! The dress was from Forever 21. I warmed up with a Hollywood Tan Fur Coat by Jordache.
I fed my look off my red booties, I found my favorite red patterned button down shirt that I hadn't worn since last winter. This shirt was worn in the First Fashion Blog I ever wrote.
The button down is red and purple with gold buttons. It's the perfect patterned blouse to mix and match with other patterns!
I added a green necklace for a color contrast.
I added a dark solid navy color pant from JCPenney just because I wanted a dark pant to complete my look, but any color could have been used. I preferred a black tailored pant, but my navy pant was what I had available at the moment.
I finished the look with a tan Forever 21 tuxedo blazer which finished the look perfectly!
I used the same silver accessories from the night before because they complimented the look best! Plus I just loved the way they looked on me! 😉
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