For this last installment of One Outfit, Two Ways I wanted to share with you two items that work seamlessly in transitioning from summer to fall. This Anthropolgie sundress has been on full rotation this summer and I am just not ready to say goodgbye to it. By adding two small items I can stretch the life of this dress just a feeeew more weeks. These two items everyone can have in their wardrobe and rock in a GAZILLION different ways. I'm talking about a white button down and a black hat.
If you follow me on Instagram (and you really should ;)) then you have probably noticed my love for button downs. While they are a classic piece, they can be used in many different ways to spice it up and it can be anything but basic. In the first few weeks of fall, it can still be quite warm. It's not quite jacket weather but a light layer is required. That's where a button down can come in handy! It also feels a little like I'm channeling Baby from Dirty Dancing (which is clearly my goal in life).
By now you have seen me wear this black floppy hat a plethora of ways. When I first started this project I wanted to show you how the same accessories can be worn in different ways and this hat has certainly served us well for that hasn't it? It's a great way to add some extra fabulousness to any outfit. And I'm convinced it makes me strut more when I walk. What? Hats don't make you strut? You should try a floppy one, stat!
So, I'd like you to try an excercise this weekend. Head to your closet and pick a favorite summer item. Now, think about how you can make it last an extra few weeks. Whether it's adding an extra layer like a crisp white button down or a fun accessory, sometimes all it takes is a new perspective to change your outlook on your clothes. It's about the overall look so remember to consider layering and switching it up. In the comments section below, I'd love to hear about what you've learned by doing this exercise!
One Outfit: Two Ways has been a really fun project for me and I hope it has inspired you to look at your accessories and clothes in a broader way. I have lots of new fun goodies on the horizon and I can not wait to share them with you!
Photography: MELANIE DUERKOPP PHOTOGRAPHY
Hair and Makeup: MELISSA HOFFMANN