Lately I’ve been thinking about how true style is well, personal. Style is not going into a store a recreating an outfit from the mannequin piece by piece. But instead it is being able to create your own complete look that is neither forced nor careless. It is the idea that you can take one piece and re-imagine it in several different forms. And that there are countless possibilities for what the results will look like.
This is the notion that’s behind today’s post. First, let me say, I LOVE a maxi dress. I think they are so perfect for warm weather, because they are both easy and versatile. And this one is no exception. It is a simple piece that you can throw on with a pair of flips-flops and go.
However, this post is not about a grey dress paired with flip flops. If it was, well then there would be nothing else to say! Instead, what I’ve done below is taken the same simple grey maxi dress and styled it with two different looks. Now of course the irony is, both looks will in some way share my aesthetic- after all, I styled them. But they are nonetheless individual looks.
In your own life, are you conscious to rework your clothing, not simply relying on the same outfits over and over again? Do you value your accessories? What steps can you take to get out of your box (we’re all in one- they just look different!)?
And if all these questions are more than you want to deal with, then please, feel free to simply check out the wares…
- D&G Gold on Gold Aviator Sunglasses ($134.95), SunglassHut.com
- J.Crew Featherweight Cashmere Short-Sleeve Cardigan ($158), JCrew.com
- Marc By Marc Jacobs Tangramarama Rock bag ($478), MarcJacobs.com
- Ali NY Coated Agate Necklace ($65), Cusp.com
- Tory Burch Contrast Espadrille Wedge ($175), Cusp.com
- Tasha What A Jem Head Wrap ($38), Nordstrom.com
- Michael Stars Fiesta Silk Scarf ($54), Cusp.com
- NineWest MintCream Sandal (sale $47.40), NineWest.com
- Lucid New York Frog Cocktail Ring ($40), LucidNewYork.com (Pssst! I am hosting a giveaway of this ring RIGHT NOW! Enter it here)
- Zara Knotted Handbag ($79.90), Zara.com
P.S. Did you notice??? While I am a fan of both looks, they are at completely different price points… Just goes to show, you can’t put a pricetag on style!