I’ll take any excuse for a shopping trip. Seriously. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had a conversation very much like this:
“I need a black dress for [insert occasion].”
“Okay, that’s fine, you have amillion black dresses.”
“No, I don’t have the RIGHT black dress.”
I can pretty much hear my boyfriend rolling his eyes as he reads this, because most of those conversations happen with him. I’m the kind of person who 1000% will agree that you need a new black dress because the one you have needs to be one inch longer than it is for whatever occasion you’re going to. Sadly, I was not blessed with unlimited funding.
But having to budget isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it just forces you to get creative, like in my last DIY trends post. When I decided to shoot photos the other day, I really wanted to wear this shirt (bringing out my inner hipster yo), but I couldn’t find any trousers in my wardrobe that looked cool with it. That was when I spied this sparkly jumpsuit. So I threw my t-shirt on over it, knotted it at the waist, and completely re-purposed a slightly impractical statement piece.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of styling the same pieces the same way all the time. Not only will it get boring for you, but it becomes fatal if you’re a fashion blogger. Finding new ways to style your clothes keeps things fresh, and gives you at least double the amount of wear out of them. Instead of buying the exact item you need all the time, see if anything in your existing wardrobe would work. Can you throw a jumper over that jumpsuit and make it look like trousers? Pop the buttons on that shirt and turn it into a light jacket? Get creative and you’ll be amazed how much you can do with your wardrobe.
It probably sounds silly, but this one little outfit reminded me of why I love doing this. Finding new, interesting ways to style clothes and encouraging others to do the same is why I love blogging. I’ve always been inspired by bloggers who wear things in ways I would never think of. I’m so glad I’m growing into that, and hopefully I can inspire you to do the same!
Shirt: Cotton On
Shoes: originally Mr Price boots, that I DIY’d into loafers