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.