I wanted to wear my coral summer dress, but to tone it down and bundle it up for winter. I layered it over my striped sweater and white sweater tights. I wore my real leather snow boots that Ma gifted me for Christmas. All that was left were accessories, which happens to be my favorite part. I added a cream-colored flower hairclip. Do you think florals are okay for winter? I think I love them to much to put them away for a whole season. Beyond this, I needed a necklace. I wanted a long one to break up the solid colored-dress. My first though was this peacock feather necklace.
But the colors kind of clashed.
Then, I noticed the back of the necklace. I thought it was kind of cool too. It looks bronzey and vintage. I thought to myself, "Why am I letting the man hold me down? I don't have to follow the rules!" Perhaps those angsty teenagers I hang out with during student teaching are influencing me. So, I wore my necklace backwards!
This is how I'm trying to rethink my wardrobe options. I'm trying to think of creative ways to get more outfits out of my clothing. Sometimes it means layering, or pairing colors I wouldn't normally pair together. Sometimes it means bundling up my summer and spring clothes to make them work for winter too. Sometimes it means tweaking something small like the way I'd usually wear a necklace.
How do you get the most wear out of what you have?