My Wardrobe Remix

Updated on Jul 13, 2010
This is an entry to TeenVOGUE Wardrobe Remix sponsored by TeenVOGUE.
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I’ve been really excited about this wardrobe remix contest. I suppose I’m posting my ensembles so late in the game because I really wanted to think about what I chose to remix, and how I chose to remix it. So, I put on my thinking cap and came up with some great ways to remix one item of clothing from my closet. I opted for a dress I’ve only worn once in the last six months. It’s got a crazy print, and I felt that it would be a definite challenge to remix it! I have four ensembles for you!

Look One: Safari-Chic
I love this rough and tumble look! This is definitely not my usual style, so I love that this remix made me discover some new looks I wouldn’t otherwise have thought to try.

Look Two: School Girl-Chic
This is one of the softer looks of the bunch. I wanted to do something geeky, as I often do, and what better opportunity? This dress doesn’t really scream “schoolgirl,” so I thought it was a great way to challenge myself.

Look Three: Boho-Chic
I really loved playing up the brown and orange tones of the dress with this look. And a blog remix cannot exist without a belted scarf, in my opinion!

Look Four: Retro-Chic
I’m not sure if this was the most successful of the bunch (it’s pretty hard to style this dress in a 1940s/1950s way), but it was still fun to try! And, I’m always a sucker for a beaded peter pan collar. I had to fit one in this remix somewhere.

And now here are some tips for your own remix:
One. Experiment with layers. Try blouses or scarves both over and underneath your dress.
Two. It’s all about the accessories. A change in eyewear, hats, shoes, and legwear can go a long way.
Three. If you’re remixing an item of clothing that is patterned and has multiple colors, try to accentuate or play up a different color from the garment in each of the remixes you create.
Four. Try to incorporate some of your favorite garments from your wardrobe. You might surprise yourself by your ability to style it in a whole new way!*
Five. Try different hair styles. Your different do’s might give you some great inspiration for ways in which to remix your garment.
Six. Come up with fun themes and just play from there!

There are more photos of my remix on my blog Time Enough For Drums.

Comments (104)

myfashion
myfashion on February 17
love ur bag and ur boots so pretty
PixieSolanas
PixieSolanas on January 05
I'm not moved. it looks a bit overstyled.
pikaapikachuu
pikaapikachuu on December 30
This is just adorable! I'm in love with the skirt & bag you have there. xx
The_error
The_error on December 17
Love the shirt. :))
Xenada
Xenada on December 14
The skirt is very very nice ! fits perfect with all the colors <3
IreneGreen
IreneGreen on October 19
nice skirt!
MacKenzie_xo
MacKenzie_xo on August 26
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE SKIRT!!!!
katay
katay on July 30
Yon know,this photo very nice and you very cute :)))
SemiramisCcz
SemiramisCcz on July 19
Your boots r AWESOMEE
katay
katay on July 16
cute
pastmeetpresent
pastmeetpresent on July 13
great job you made four completely unique outfits and all are fabulous! my favorite is the geeky school-girl one!
aouicabrera
aouicabrera on July 13
gorgeous skirt=)
iamrara
iamrara on July 01
ohmy gosh. u are so pretty. nice look
angeemanhands
angeemanhands on May 29
i love the colors! great way to mix it up <3
nadhiraxoxo
nadhiraxoxo on May 24
that's so pretty ! <3
feekaane
feekaane on May 17
Love!
cllorea
cllorea on April 24
cool skirt
DeeALAMode
DeeALAMode on January 06
beautiful colours
theyellowpolkadots
theyellowpolkadots on January 05
love the bag!
conversequeen4life
conversequeen4life on December 20
love the skirt in all of them
calliope080691
calliope080691 on December 03
this is so pretty!
zelicious
zelicious on November 20
ah vintage! love the patterns
thelittlestpolly
thelittlestpolly on November 13
great hat!
tammmmy
tammmmy on October 12
super cute!!!
jojojomarieyap
jojojomarieyap on October 10
i love this! <3333333
mjnoona
mjnoona on October 09
very cute!
kamalsmom
kamalsmom on September 28
the boots :)
modgeisha
modgeisha on September 09
Amazing talent you have!
untidiness
untidiness on September 03
cute skirt!
fruti
fruti on August 30
Amazing bag!
derdera
derdera on August 27
chic!! :)
calliope080691
calliope080691 on August 24
I absolutely LOVE those boots!
mizmay
mizmay on August 23
Super amazing boots..Love the colors! you look simply fab`, dear!
awesomevegan
awesomevegan on August 19
Love this remix!
pony35
pony35 on August 16
i love the way you mix your dress with accessorise :X
Sugarette
Sugarette on August 06
I love them all !
OhSoZineb
OhSoZineb on August 05
the bag is so cultural. the outfit feels like you're traveling around the world
kaelahbee
kaelahbee on July 26
love these colors
fashionluva2795
fashionluva2795 on July 26
luv all the looks especially 3 and 4
xlittlewingx
xlittlewingx on July 25
love the whole ensemble!
lifestyle
lifestyle on July 20
Awesome colors! :)
Lady_B
Lady_B on July 20
i love this outfit!
crayola4kids
crayola4kids on July 19
this whole look is awesome. really love the bag.
Annebeth
Annebeth on July 19
all these remixes are amazing, you should totally win;
ukiuki88
ukiuki88 on July 18
love all the looks! great tribal skirt. and great different perspectives on how to style it in different ways. you have excellent taste in accessories, especially adore all the shoes.
awaveringheart
awaveringheart on July 18
Great! Love look two and four! &hearts;
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on July 18
the last outfit is so chic! i think you succeeded in getting it retro chic, the gloves and hat are perfect! also, the little schoolgirl tie is so cute :D
vivaamanda
vivaamanda on July 17
Love everything!
RoCkHouSeVintaGe
RoCkHouSeVintaGe on July 16
the Ethnic print dress is fab!!! i love the brown thrifted purse too.
kaylynrae
kaylynrae on July 15
i love the look!love the outfit with the scarf added!
likeariott
likeariott on July 15
i love the way you styled the dress, especially in the third photo!
Asiah
Asiah on July 15
Love the skirt very bold..
JamieRose
JamieRose on July 15
This outfit is adorable. Love the one with the socks and the cutout shoes
walkthelaine
walkthelaine on July 15
amazing outfit !
hcrusader891
hcrusader891 on July 14
love the skirt :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on July 14
love the tribal skirt!
MyOwnWonder
MyOwnWonder on July 14
I totally love them all !!! so british :D
fille
fille on July 14
Love the one with scarf!
Allhailthequeen
Allhailthequeen on July 14
Gorgeous remixes...I love them all. Especially the first photo
Tea_Loving_Noemie
Tea_Loving_Noemie on July 14
all these are so cool! I love how you made the dress look vintage! very inspirational! <3
GlossyCheshireCat
GlossyCheshireCat on July 14
wow, this is a really nice dress :) love the combo!
xoxopaige
xoxopaige on July 14
love that dress!
paxie_aiza
paxie_aiza on July 14
loooove the skirt. the print is too lovely! and you styled this so well!:)
bibiking
bibiking on July 14
oh i like it!
KMHassan
KMHassan on July 14
What an amazing post! I LOVE the belted scarf.
cphillis07
cphillis07 on July 14
Love the way you styled this awesome dress. Favorited.
cocoandvera
cocoandvera on July 14
Love the colour in all of these looks. That skirt is just amazing!
raretreasure
raretreasure on July 14
all three of these looks are awesome! good work!!
Annachiara
Annachiara on July 14
FAVOLOUS OUTFITs :D
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on July 14
this is perfect for fall!
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on July 14
really great post, love all those looks, great remix!
ludvina
ludvina on July 14
great remix! love the skirt btw
lolapalloosa
lolapalloosa on July 14
i love your bags..
GirlWithTheRedShoes
GirlWithTheRedShoes on July 14
Love this remix! Def my fav one so far! Great job! Very creative
_r_h_i_
_r_h_i_ on July 14
love the first and second looks, agree that the dress doesn’t really scream “schoolgirl,” but looks good :)
crazyirishlass16
crazyirishlass16 on July 14
this skirt is so cute!!
jillvogue
jillvogue on July 14
I love this entire look especially the skirt
Jolenevuong
Jolenevuong on July 14
an amazing skirt!
maliamazing
maliamazing on July 14
cool skirt
carizzachua
carizzachua on July 14
cute skirt!
superniknok
superniknok on July 14
awesome!!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on July 14
the 3rd photo is my fave!!!!! incredible styling!!
seaottery
seaottery on July 13
love that dress!
azyabutterfly
azyabutterfly on July 13
love that yellow top!
Lewi
Lewi on July 13
you hit ALL of the looks right of the nail. honestly you blew me away. i wish i could be as creative as you, great job girl. you deserve to win.
nicolethedressupdoll
cute skirt!
vernenciso
vernenciso on July 13
lovely skirt :)
ephemeraliyana
ephemeraliyana on July 13
That's a gorgeous skirt! Love its striking colour :)
HollyAshley
HollyAshley on July 13
NIce work hun, amazing job with the styling and accessorizing<333
ACO
ACO on July 13
LOVE that skirt!
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on July 13
NICE!
libys11
libys11 on July 13
so cool!!! that dress is gorgeous! :D
Bernadeth
Bernadeth on July 13
absolutely adore this!
KnowItAllGrrrl
KnowItAllGrrrl on July 13
great mix - love the colors & that dress is fun yet versatile
JeraLee
JeraLee on July 13
I love the color scheme!!!! Everything is great
luckycharm
luckycharm on July 13
Great outfit. I lovve those color and remix!
GlammcouturE
GlammcouturE on July 13
great remix! :D
XavieraA
XavieraA on July 13
Beautiful!!!
headbandit
headbandit on July 13
Chic looks! Love the skirt!
missbuyagan
missbuyagan on July 13
thats so prettyy
lilyob1989
lilyob1989 on July 13
Adore your skirt my dear, the print is really unique and wonderful. Love the tribal vibe x
lilmeg
lilmeg on July 13
Love love love.
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on July 13
Great remix! Love all the looks!
xivy
xivy on July 13
freaking loooove this!! all your looks are so different, but not at the same time :D you'll for sure be a winner!
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