teen vogue wardrobe remix

Updated on Jul 16, 2010
This is an entry to TeenVOGUE Wardrobe Remix sponsored by TeenVOGUE.
shirt - skirt - Zara shorts - H&M pants
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Photographed by: Carolina Ramirez

Remixing is a great way to save money, be creative and imaginative with your wardrobe. As much as I enjoy buying new clothes and expanding my closet, I like to re-wear an item as many different ways as possible. For this contest, I picked this white shirt with black piping on the collar and sleeves. When I saw this shirt at Goodwill, I knew I had to buy it for the piping and it was only $2! Since I knew the contest is to style an item three different ways, I wanted to style three very different outfits, pairing the shirt with a skirt, shorts and trousers.

1. Roman Holiday: The first look is inspired by Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. This shirt has a masculine quality, so I wanted to make it more feminine by wearing the shirt with a mid calf length polka skirt, which was a popular hemline in the ‘50s. To enhance the European flair of my outfit, I wore this straw boater titled on top on my head. Black tights are essential to completing the classic European look. The expected shoes to wear with this outfit would be heels, but I chose loafers for practicality’s sake. If I were on a holiday in Rome, I would explore the streets and alleys of Rome, so I would definitely need to wear a pair of comfortable loafers, instead of heels.

2. Adventure Day: For the second look, I paired the piped shirt with a pair of knitted striped shorts and belted it to create separation between my torso and legs. This look is the perfect Parisian/nautical look for a day in the park or on the beach, so a big floppy hat is necessary for these kinds of excursions on a summer’s day. Since the weather is so unpredictable in San Francisco, it’s always wise to carry a jacket, in my case a draped blazer, around for those unexpected gusts of wind.

3. No Place Like Mode: The third look is inspired by an outfit Ugly Betty wore in the Blackout episode. I noticed that I had all the elements to that outfit, so I created my own version with this piped shirt. This time, I didn’t tuck in the shirt unlike the first two outfits, instead I belted it with a bow belt, which emphasized my waist. I rolled up the cuffs of the pleated trousers to show off my ankles and ruby red suede wedges, which is the unexpected element of the outfit. The expected shoes to wear would be oxfords or loafers, but instead I added the feminine touches to the outfit through the choice of shoes.

Don’t underestimate the versatility of a white shirt, especially if it has unexpected details like piping. The piping makes this shirt special and there are so many looks you can create with this shirt. For future remixing opportunities, try to experiment with layering, accessories and shoes. My favorite accessories are bags and hats, they can really change up the outfit. Wear feminine shoes with menswear inspired outfits and wear menswear inspired shoes with dresses and skirts. I enjoy creating looks that incorporate both masculine and feminine touches and it’s always good to start off with the perfect button down shirt.

Comments (34)

londondude
londondude on August 11
This is so wonderful, OMG! Uterly amazing outfit. Reminds me a lot of the Coco Chanel movie with Audrey Tatou. Beautifully chic, esp love the polka dot skirt and the hat.
myspace4jes
myspace4jes on July 30
hehe adorable!
carizzachua
carizzachua on July 27
very nice mix and match!
albariza
albariza on July 23
love it in everyway!! how useful!
EmbracingStyle
EmbracingStyle on July 19
Stunning Avalonne!
heybonita
heybonita on July 19
love it all!
piecesandcolors
piecesandcolors on July 18
One shirt, 30000 ways! ha. Love this!
laluminata
laluminata on July 18
very chanel the first look
awaveringheart
awaveringheart on July 18
Great outfits! My favorite is the one with the striped shorts! ♥
cecilangelineturla
cecilangelineturla on July 17
cool
jillvogue
jillvogue on July 17
very nice look
anonymours
anonymours on July 17
sooo classy
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on July 17
So fantastic! Love your style:)
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on July 17
awesome skirt!!
cory_josue
cory_josue on July 17
i love your style! and story.. :-)
Monica011
Monica011 on July 17
great outfit!
jaymieoc
jaymieoc on July 17
really are looking chic
halo92
halo92 on July 17
cool outfit
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on July 17
All of your look are so stylish! You're so chic, love your style!
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on July 17
SO CUTE !
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on July 17
damn this is amazing!!!!
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on July 17
AMAZING!!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on July 16
i love the remix! u are marvelous!
fluoronights
fluoronights on July 16
WOW WOW WOW
captains_tales
captains_tales on July 16
It all looks so great :D
AshleyOh
AshleyOh on July 16
I'm just waiting for the day we run into each other at Goodwill, both grabbing the same thing off the rack... ;) You look amazing, fingers crossed for you!
amyy_c
amyy_c on July 16
cute and quirky. love.
lindaluismyname
lindaluismyname on July 16
you're amazing!!! I'm in love with every look! I'm becoming a fan!
kellyshoestrings
kellyshoestrings on July 16
ahhh so classic and cool and fresh - I love your style! I wish it were cold.
vernenciso
vernenciso on July 16
love your skirt!
meggstatus
meggstatus on July 16
Uh-mazing!
libys11
libys11 on July 16
amazing remixes.. i love how you styled each and every look.. :)
urbanista911
urbanista911 on July 16
love the outfits! super gorgeous
missmatchgirrrl
missmatchgirrrl on July 16
Great looks!!! Love it all!
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