So I get asked often how I arrive at a certain ensemble usually in the question “How did you think to put that with that?”
I simply answer “It just happened,” lol. Truthfully, that’s really how it goes. I believe in dress up! Adding and subtracting to see what works and what doesn’t. During this try-on process you discover new ways to wear certain items that you’ve owned seemingly forever. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts I’m trying to work with what I have! Being a student, keeping the cost down is essential. However, from taking a 5 year break and entering into the working world with freedom to shop, this transition has been a bit difficult.
One way I like to re-wear items is to stack them, or layer as many call it.
By taking a dress and a wrap skirt I created a stacked ensemble that has dimension. One thing to know about me is, I like to show some skin but not toooo much, lol. I’m a firm believer in maintaining the mystery. Wrap skirts are PERFECT for achieving this!
This particular skirt has two different wrap points. A loose button closure as well as a hook and eye closure further in on the waistband to close in the split. Skirts of this nature are ideal for stacking a dress underneath.
Stacking different pieces in your wardrobe enables them to be transformed over and over again. I’ve worn the grey dress so much and washed it one too many times that it has now decreased in size. Stacking a fun, printed wrap skirt over it allows me to still get wear out of it.
With help of some thigh-high boots the look is complete. Having different dimensions and textures. This look is also perfect for in-between seasons.
Give it a try, and don’t forget to have FUN!
Dress:Zara, Skirt: Thrifted (69 Vintage Toronto), Boots:Steve Madden, Bag:Tee Territory (Bermuda)