One thing following style blogs has inspired me to do is to start mixing and matching unexpected pieces together. I noticed that Miss Blair (among others) will wear dresses as skirts with a different top over it, or a dress worn as a top and tucked into a skirt or pants. A lot of times I think that I need more clothes to have cuter outfits, but the truth is, sometimes the more options I have, the more difficult it is to get dressed every morning. So I've started to think outside the box and see how I can mix up my clothes instead of feel the need to go out and buy something new. Here are a few looks I've come up with recently:
Gray T over my chiffon-layered white dress
Navy shirt dress tied up and worn over white tank dress I've had forever
Black T and lace top layered over same white dress as above
Ok, so they're not THAT different from one another, and apparently I am in need of a white skirt, but it's still a way for me to extend the life of a piece in my closet, and get my mind thinking about all the different combinations that are hanging in my closet just waiting to be discovered.
Do you mix up your clothes or keep things pretty basic?