KCan we just pretend it’s February 28th? It’s only fair considering how we lose a couple days (or more) every single year!! I’m indignant. It’s February’s fault I didn’t get this post up in February, not mine. Now that that’s settled, let me show you the last piece for February’s “Day to Play” series, what I like to call my “ECGT”…
You might be a bit nerdy like me if you understand that name right away!
I scored this tee a couple weeks ago and had a hard time deciding between it, a vintage cardigan and a Free People floral top. It was a handmade vs vintage vs brand name show down! Ultimately, I decided the Free People top ran the risk of looking maternity – NO NEVER AGAIN SO STOP ASKING AND STOP EVEN THINKING. I DON’T HAVE THE GREATEST POSTURE OKAY! NOW LEAVE ME ALONE – and the vintage piece would be challenging to style. This tee however has gorgeous colours and a unique pattern that means it will be a versatile addition to my wardrobe! Here I am before heading out the door (late) for church…
Top $3.50, Clarks booties $10 VV Boutique
JBrand denim and belt from my closet and She Does Create necklace
When I spotted this top in the racks, I immediately pictured some pattern mixing with my oldest skirt SO before changing into my pajamas
at 6:30pm, I styled it up for a work look…
Skirt via clothing swap 8 YEARS AGO
Banana Republic orange wool blazer $13.30, leather Old Navy belt $4.20, Miz Mooz shoes $7.70 VV Boutique
Accessories from my closet
Matt&Nat bag gifted from my favourite Megan
Something about teal brings out the matchy-matchy in me. I could have styled this with several other perfectly colour-matched pieces from my closet.
In fact, I’m pretty sure that’s going to happen in the near future.
“Just slipping off my blazer as I stride
to the couch to the office.”
The top is practically stripes (with a heartbeat) and the skirt is practically polka dots (with a pupil),
so the pattern mixing should surprise no one.
Throughout a month of styling pieces in multiple ways, I gained an appreciation for versatility. True I have plenty of options for mixing and matching so I can find multiple styles for almost anything, but I still have a sense of the pieces that are going to be easy to work with. Obviously, basic neutrals are going to be versatile, but “secondary” versatile pieces include:
- interesting neutrals like my Theory top and cardi/vest
- those with good patterns and colours like this tee and my leopard-print cardi
- standout pieces that are memorable no matter what you do with them like my comic-book-print skirt
Let me conclude Day to Play with this message: don’t be afraid of pieces with character! They *will* add style to your basics and mileage to your wardrobe!
To whoever handmade this tee: THANK YOU! It has found a happy home in my closet!
Any my last message in case you didn’t get my tee title:
To whoever created this graphic: THANK YOU! It has found a happy home in my perspective!
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