I recently wrote the post Playing with Proportion: Avenue Patchwork Ruana where I featured a fall outfit using pieces from Avenue. Being a big believer in remixing what I have in my closet, I wanted to write another post using that outfit I already featured and showing three new looks using the same pieces. Since it is still pretty warm here in Southern California, my Style Remix is going to show some early fall outfits for this still transitional period for me.
The look from my previous post is most definitely for full on fall weather with the multitude of layers. I am looking forward to actually wearing this when the temperatures drop more. The three major pieces in this outfit are the Merlot Ponte Knit Jeggings, the Patchwork Ruana, and the Denim Tunic, so those are what my Style Remix outfits are going to be based upon.
REMIX ONE: MERLOT PONTE KNIT JEGGINGS
These Merlot Ponte Knit Jeggings work perfectly into any fall wardrobe with their rich hue and great fit. I decided to go in a complimentary color scheme and pair them with green. A floral peplum top and green cardigan make for a great transitional look from summer to fall. By late afternoon, I had to ditch the sweater, but it still looked great, especially with my green statement necklace.
REMIX TWO: PATCHWORK RUANA
The Patchwork Ruana has to be one of my favorite pieces for this fall. I adore the pattern and sweater texture. In my previous post I belted this beauty and this time I wore it open over a light blue t-shirt dress. An obi belt gives my ultra casual and comfy dress a more sophisticated feel. Ankle height cowboy boots that are beyond easy on my feet make for a very fun finishing touch.
REMIX THREE: DENIM TUNIC
When I first showed this Denim Tunic, I mentioned how I wanted to wear it as a dress, but felt that it may be too short. I put it back on, rolled up the sleeves with the tabs in place, sans pants and knew it was just not going to cut it. After all, it really is a long tunic shirt, and not a dress, but I thought because I was so short I could get away with it. Instead of giving up completely, I found a creative way to “extend” the tunic into an appropriate dress length by slipping on a knee length printed skirt. It gives a lovely border to the tunic while still giving me the coolness of a dress, which is much needed at the moment. I wore my obi belt again for this look, but this time I knotted it on one side and let the pieces hang long.
Remixing my wardrobe is a way for me to get the most out of the items I have and it also gives me a way to push myself creatively. Being able to wear these three items in totally different ways reassures me they were great selections for me.
Do you enjoy remixing your wardrobe?
Today’s Postivity Note
Do not give your past the power to define your future.