Classic button-down? Check. Ugly-chic circle skirt? Check. Strappy black heels? Triple Check. Our Fashionista this week models the perfect “day” part of a “day to night” look. While not exactly work appropriate, the contrast between the stripes on top and the camouflage is eye-catching. Because she stuck to a muted palette, her outfit is less a statement and more a dialogue between the prints.
She accentuated her waist with a skinny belt and, because it was too long, twisted it in on itself. Normally a belt, particularly a black one, separates your body in half, but with the twist it has a less severe effect. This is a great way to make items that have been sitting in the back of your closet feel new again.
In that vein, here are a few tips to revamp your wardrobe. For summery pieces like a romper or a sundress, just add some black opaque tights to transition them to fall. Button-down shirts can also easily be transformed into skirts with no sewing or cutting involved. Lastly, embellishments can make all the difference. Add studs to the shoulders of your oldest jacket, sew beads on the bottom of your leggings or just spend an afternoon making some cut-off shorts.
One Simple Change: Swap out the skirt, which has a predictable A-line silhouette, for a more flattering and edgier leather circle skirt. Add some pumps for height. I like these white ones because they’re sexy without trying too hard.