What I love about cleaning out and overhauling my wardrobe is that I always end up throwing a few things together I'd never previously thought of! I was about to put away this parisian-pink sleeveless blouse on Saturday, as I was cleaning: but before I put any summer item away, I always try to think if there's a way to wear it for winter. The item that happened to be underneath it was this blue scalloped knit, and suddenly something clicked in my head...
I love the look of a collared shirt underneath knits, so why not this? It's a little different, and that's exactly what I love about it. I'm finding that the simplest way to quickly elevate your look from simple to thoughtful is by using layers.
...and speaking of layers, I also decided to layer a delicate necklace under one of my favorite neckties. A lot going on? Maybe. To keep the look from being too confusing to the eye, I wore simple skinny jeans, leather loafers and a classic black crossbody.
Contrasting hemlines are a trend I've been wanting to try, so this pairing made me especially pleased! (I'm still not brave enough to wear socks with open shoes yet though...)
Blush pink sleeveless collared shirt: Thrifted// similar
Bandana neck-tie: Vintage, hand-me-down// similar
Light wash high-waist skinny jeans: Old Navy
Camel leather loafers: Crown Vintage via DSW
Black crossbody: Juicy Couture, old// updated
And in case you didn't notice, yes, I'm still wearing short sleeves. Yes, November is in less than a week. #southerngirlperks
What light layers do you like to wear to switch up your style?