Maximize your wardrobe: How to wear your favourite piece multiple ways
Stylists will tell you never buy a piece of clothing unless you can think of more than one way to wear it. However, sometimes you just fall in love with something which practicality flies right out of the window again. In fashion, there’s nothing wrong with getting carried away and letting love take over from logic. But once that item is in your closet, it’s time to actually figure out how to style it.
I fell in love with Hamburg-based Anni Carlsson’s hot pink silk blouse the moment it came on the site and even though it’s such a statement-maker, I wanted to find out how many looks I could make with it. Hopefully these easy styling tricks will inspire you to shop your closet and make the most out of your favourite piece…
Work in a print
Pull out one colour in your item and find that same shade or a similar one in a printed piece. Even if both items are bold (meaning a bright colour or a large print), the combination works as long as they have one hue in common.
Add a blazer
A black blazer, whether in a classic cut or military-inspired, can pull together any look. Drape the blazer over your shoulders or slip it on come evening. It makes the outfit look purposeful and not just thrown together.
Wear under a dress
One way to make a lightweight top or dress winter-ready is to layer. This strategy maximizes the lifespan of two pieces, which earns bonus points in our book! Again, finding a common shade is key and ensuring that the pieces rest seamlessly together (no fabric lumps or bumps please!) is a must.
Mix your prints
It’s not always easy to pull off two prints in one look but when it works, it’s a dream come true. The reason this look is a triple threat is simply because its brave, bold and unbelievably versatile.
While not every piece needs to have the same common shade, there should be at least one colour that ties one item back to another. As far as prints go, it’s always a good idea to work with one bolder print paired with one softer or smaller print.