9.25.2009

In So Many Ways...



Necessity breeds invention they say. In this case, the need to limit my spending compelled the transformation of one simple white cotton top to three distinct looks. Starting with the first look, the top is layered with a cream pinstripe blazer to highlight an evening element and further accentuated with a bold red belt. The red bow was my slightly tamer version of this year's LV bunny ears. Overall, I chose to keep the color choices simple but bright and again varied in texture and hues. Though a bit on the summer side, all you need is a car up to the nightclub and a coat-check, and you'll be the coolest one in the steamy venue!




The second look is fitting for a luncheon with the girls, or a lunch date with a significant someone.Basically, hitting the town on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, wanting to be comfortable without having to look frumpy. Here, I've taken a cotton white collared shirt, short on the sleeves, and made a little white dress. To downplay the soft look, I've buttoned up the shirt, allowing for the sharp edges of the collar to stand out. Pairing the dress with black stockings and my grey booties just adds that modern element to the entire look.




Finally, to my other LV inspired look. This fall creation combines a flattering yet sensible skin tight sweater, an oversized scarf, and the cotton top turned flared skirt. The subdued fall colors and shapely accents lend to simplicity and visual appeal. Black stockings and studded leather booties, adds that small amount of edge on this feminine look.
The key to the top was the length and its shape; long enough to convert to a short evening dress, and wide enough in its flare to turn into a fresh white mini.

What inventions have your necessities bred?

29 comments:

clouds of tulle said...

The last one is my favorite. =)

zoe. xox said...

I love the 2nd look! My favouriteee :)

Suzanne said...

lovely, both!

Ela said...

It's always great when you can wear a piece in so many different ways. Love the first look especially!

Safiaa said...

I love all three versions! the latter is very autumnal!

lady rock said...

i love the rey booties *_*

xx

K. Julien said...

cuteness. that is a great piece that has so many looks.

-kj
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Jess said...

i like the fullness of the skirt, gives it such an interesting shape.

Liya said...

the skirt is a breath of fresh air!

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Phyllis said...

these outfits are great! love how you styled the piece =)

Angie said...

very nice pics. love the versatility.

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sexylegsandbody said...

The belt and blazer in the first look definately makes for a stylish and chic outfit. In the last look the stockings adds femininity to a already very girly look.
Great post!
Colin.

Megan Wolf said...

ok so I just found your blog and looked through tons of your posts and outfits! I am ADDICTED. your style is fantastic! tights, and heels, and wonderful combinations of color! so great! Love how you showed how versatile this white skirt/dress is in this post. The first look, with all white, and then the pop of red is fantastic. And I adore the grey boots in the second. wow, I die. :)

xoxo

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Carrie said...

Wow, these are some great outfits. I really like the first and last look. The blazer looks amazing on you and I love the black tights with studded boots. These outfits are very chic and stylish. I like pieces that are versatile and you can wear them in different ways and with different outfits. Great post, Abyan.

Carrie

tonia fashion tour said...

many outfits and all amazing!!!!!!!!
you have many ankle boots especially the blach are perfect!!!!!!!
great pics!
xxx

Bella said...

So many incredible outfits... the styling is fantastic!

Gorgeous. xxx

Desiree said...

BEAUTIFUL Photos! Amazing looks. <3

C.Chico said...

i love all the different versions!

Christen said...

Wow wow wow. Love these looks. I wish I had similar pieces so I could try to recreate them. And I'm not going to lie - I got so excited to see La Rue Neuve on your blog roll. Thank you so much, ladies. You both are amazing!

Fashion Pix said...

Both outfits are great, I love the red bow in your hair!

Patty Ann said...

from the pictures, it looks like your skirt is a crinoline!!! i love white dresses, they're my favorite closet staple!
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Florence said...

all the looks are great! lovely combinations!
<3

stilettolover91 said...

I absolutely love both outfits, but the second one is my favorite!! I love the skirt, tights & the booties!!! Fabulous post!

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thesydneygirl said...

adore your lv inspired look! that dress looks beautiful in the many ways you've worn it! x

Taylor Sterling said...

Great LV look! You look beautiful!

Sher said...

Oh I absolutely adore your last outfit! It's matched so perfectly:)

theowlsarenotwhattheyseem said...

i love white fluffy clothes, so i love all the outfits here! i particularly love how you offset the white dress with the belt. ~joelle

MizzJ said...

Genius! So inspiring. I'm totally in love with the last look.

Elizabeth said...

I love the white!