I'm out having crazy rockstar party fun with Chase and my brother (the one who just got back from a two-year Mormon mission in Spain) so I scheduled this post for Ellen who sent me an email asking how to wear these three items she had sitting in her closet:
I have come to you for help with an ugly piece of clothing I own! Actually, I have three. I was wondering what I can wear with these pieces and I know you must have some creative ideas. Please make me not regret buying the grey top. I have absolutely no idea what to wear with it because it's just so ugly. I've also attached a picture of a green vintage vest. That was hand-made by by mom. And the last one is another vest. That's my mom's.
For the gray top... I actually had the pink version of that shirt and wore it once on the blog here...and I never wore it again. It had CAP SLEEVES and was too short to be a tunic but too long to be a shirt...which is why I chose skirts here (and a pair of black skinny jeans, just in case). I did a monochromatic look with a pop of color from the red heels or glittery/white shoes.
- If you're a shorty like me, always tuck the shirt in...or shorten it.
- This shirt is a light material and it makes you think "cute and feminine" and I went with that theme with the look here. BUT you can also pair the shirt with tough accessories to offset it! ..think motorcycle jacket, boots, whatever tough means..
For the green vest... This is such a fun vest. Certainly not my style but fun nonetheless - even better that your mom made it! For this look I wanted the vest to be the focus so I went with a white base. Then added brown (not black) clogs and bag with some gold jewelry!
- My motto with color is you can let one color piece shine by pairing it with neutrals or compete with it using more color! I went with the first option for this look.
- When I first saw the vest I instantly thought "punk" like Hot Topic. If you don't want your style to go that route, pair the vest with more feminine pieces...like a frilly dress or skirt or cute accessories like bows.
For the pinstriped vest... This is such a great vest because it's a neutral AND striped. So I went for MORE stripes! And then this ethnic/tribe vibe just happened.
- There's so much you can do with a neutral vest. For starters you can pair it with other neutrals (like I did here) and mix and match with other prints (like florals).
What do you think of my selections?
What tips do you have for Ellen in styling these three pieces?