Feel like you have nothing to wear? When I feel that way I either buy new clothes (lol!) or get creative with what I already own. And, when getting creative seems like a daunting task, I just start, usually by picking one item to build upon. In today’s post, I’m creating an outfit around an accessory, a statement bracelet.
Top c/0 (option) | Jeans (under $30) | Pumps (old, new option) | Bag (option)
Bracelet | Mac “Heroine” lipstick
Building an Outfit Around an Accessory
When I started planning this look, the only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to wear this cobalt blue Peeking Deco Bracelet. The repeating square window design on the bracelet has a very modern flavor. So, I wanted to add pieces that echoed that modern vibe. Furthermore, cobalt blue pairs well with several other rich hues but my preferred pairing is white. So, what do I own that’s white and up-to-the-minute? My cinched sleeve off-the-shoulder top!
Now, I take stock. I have a statement white blouse and a statement blue bracelet. Hmm…completing this outfit should be a breeze because this top can pair well with a variety of bottoms. You’ve seen me wear it with stripe wide-leg pants. It’ll also complement skinny pants. So, I decided to try on my favorite under-$30 skinny jeans. And, since jeans were an appropriate option for where I was headed, they worked.
Top? Check! Bottom? Check! Jewelry? Check! Now, it’s time to bring the look home. I love prints, so I opted for a black and white stripe bag that tied all the pieces together.
For shoes, I decided on my old circle lace pumps. They’re blue, black, and white, just the right colors to blend into this look. They also have an all-over dot print. And, well, dots and stripes make magic when right.
Et Voila! How do you build outfits when you feel like you have nothing to wear?
Location: The Coronado, St. Louis
Great look girl. Literally when I don’t have an outfit in mind I normally go for a a solid foundation, basic t-shirt or solid color pants and then build on that by adding my shoes, bag , jewelry.
Thanks, Janel! That sounds like a perfect approach.