Super versatile pieces.
Multitaskers of Herculean proportions.
A little while ago, I talked about pieces with versatile properties. You know, those things which can be styled in a multitude of ways. Take on different personas with each reincarnation. Mainly this shirt dress. I also asked if you’d be interested to witness its interchangeable properties. And taking encouragement from your responses, I’ve since worn it twice more.
In completely different styles.
Here’s how I first wore it.
In its original button-down form. I was in a rush to get a post out, and didn’t even think how else I could’ve presented the piece. Those of bits of red really helped to infuse some personality and spunk.
And then the second time around.
I wore it as a shirt.
That occasion, I had a temporary spot of genius, choosing to wear it as you see. Loosely tied around the waist as part of a 3-piece outfit. I really liked this one. The super cool graphic grid wall helped.
Today, I’ll show you the third way I’m wearing this truly wonder-of-a-pinstriped button-down shirt dress. As a duster cardigan (no duh, Sheela) which, in retrospect, is probably how most people would’ve begun their journey into gaining as much mileage out of this garment as possible, I dare say.
I doubt I’ve stopped. Thinking of different ways to use this, I mean.
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The approach was to create something effortless. Light. Easy. Carefree enough for a spot of informal lunch. Sufficiently sharp to take on an unscheduled meeting. Or two. Take one comfortably through bumping into that mean high school girl (whose roots are now clearly showing coal black through that peroxide) and and/or the ex (who’s so bowled over by how amazeballs I look, he splashes coffee all over those genuine leather shoes).
I hardly ever wear varying shades of a colour in the one same outfit but it just appeared to work out quite aesthetically here. And I don’t mind it all too much. I feel that the contrast in fabrics used (including that of my heels) went a long way towards creating visual interest.
My main challenge was to change things up without the use of a belt. No belt. Sheela does not like
most belts. I always feel so restrained and confined while wearing one, as though I’m caught in the unrelenting, vice-like grip clutches of a girdle, or worse, period corset.
I’ve always wondered how women stand those contraptions.
Walking around with them, seemingly effortlessly. Still possessing of the ability to breathe, to speak (and not squeak). Maintaining skin in its natural colour (and not having turned blue for lack of oxygen), and continuing to appear poised. Chic.
That would not be me, my friends.
So tell me, how else would you style this particular piece of fabric? I’m thinking I’d try it over a long sleeved turtleneck, either dress or top, with culottes. Or perhaps a longer pencil skirt. Then I might have a go wearing it tucked-in like a regular button-down, with a jacket. And something for the bottom, of course. I just don’t know what yet. I’d love to hear your suggestions 🙂
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trove Aladdin’s cave, all full size). All you need do is vote and let me know which of these three outfits here is your absolute favourite.
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