A couple of months ago, I shared my first Remix Exchange post. While I expected to like it, I ended up enjoying the comments even more than I anticipated. I’ve decided to make this a recurring series, and today I’m back with Edition 2.
How to Play
For the full details, you can check out the original post. But the general gist goes a little something like this:
Surely most of us have an item or two in our closets that we just can’t figure out how to remix. We rely on one really amazing way to wear it, but then end up at a loss for ideas to breathe a second life into it, wear it for a different occasion, or usher it into a new season. So today, I’m encouraging everyone to share in the comments about one of these finicky pieces that just doesn’t want to play nice with everything else in your closet.
In the comments, describe or share a link to the article of clothing in your closet plaguing your remixing efforts. Don’t forget you don’t have to be a blogger to have a link. The photo could be on Facebook, Instagram, Google+… whatever. And you don’t even need a link, it’s completely optional!
When describing this piece, we’d love to hear as many details as possible (the color, silhouette, fabric, length, pattern, what you love or hate about it, why it plagues you, etc… whatever helps us to envision this item to the fullest). After sharing about this item, check out all the other comments and see if you have any suggestions for others. How great would it feel to make someone’s style day by personally inspiring them to stretch their style in a new and exciting direction?As for all of you who leave a request for suggestions showing your “impossible to remix” piece, I’ll do my best to offer a new styling option to try for each of you.
Update from Prior Edition
In Edition 1, I asked for help restyling this chevron dress. I got so many great suggestions including links to Polyvore sets created just for me. How cool is that?!
Since that discussion, I tried layering the dress over a black turtleneck and adding a belt. I achieved lackluster results. Today, I am trying one of the suggestions I received in the comments. Maricel and Christine both suggested I pair the dress with a yellow or mustard cardigan. With one already in my closet, I gave it a shot, and I really like how it turned out. It’s a great look for work and will help keep me warm in the stupid Chicago winter. (It’s getting “warmer” but it’s still not “warm.”)
What’s Your Piece?
For today’s edition, take a peek into your closet and tell us about another piece that you love but just can’t rework often enough. I chose my green floral thrifted Boden dress. I absolutely LOVE the print and feel like an A-line dress should be flattering on everyone. But it’s a shade too low-cut for work, and I really don’t like how it makes my arms look. My arms are normal – nothing amazing, nothing terrible – but there’s something about this dress that doesn’t quite seem to flatter them. Hmmm.
I’ve tried wearing the dress a few different ways including as a skirt, layered over a thin turtleneck and with a brown cardigan. I like the brown cardigan look. Wearing it as a skirt works as long as I don’t plan on being super active during the day given how it’s styled with the turtleneck and belt. And the white turtleneck underneath the dress left something to be desired, at least in my opinion.
So let’s hear it! See you in the comments.