I’m trying to cut back on spending these days, and as a result I don’t shop for clothes the way I used to (i.e. all the time). My wardrobe feels boring. I need to start being creative. Somewhere in 2012 I lost my knack for style. That can happen you know. I have good stuff, but I find myself pulling on the same pieces and wearing them the same way…over and over again. My excuse is that I can’t buy new things. This is not acceptable. Frugal girls can look good too. Can we be fun again please?I am vowing to take interest in my wardrobe again. I tried something different today. It’s really not a big deal, but it’s given me some hope that I have it in me to have fun with the clothes that I have. Going from shopper to non-shopper is quite a transition. I know, I know…FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. But whatever. Make do with what you have. Shake it up. Today I did stripes on stripes.
I hadn’t paired these two together before. Both the top and cardigan are from Jacob, which is pretty much where 80% of my wardrobe comes from. If you follow me on Instagram you may remember the top from these shots:
The silk top is a one-shoulder piece that also comes in a black/blue combo and plain black as well. I have all three.
Want one? They are still available online. Check them out here. Oh look! The black one is only $19.50.
So far the only two things I’ve done with these blouses are wearing them with a high-waisted skirt and cardigan for work, and then over jeans with a blazer for going out. Now that I am being creative again I am curious to see if there are other ways I can pull this off.
How would YOU wear these tops? I’m curious. And I need ideas.