You wouldn't think a simple top in a popular colour would be hard to style, but this one has bib-like ruching detail and funny sleeves that make it tricky. I bought it months ago for $2.50 at Hope Missions Bargain Shoppe thinking I would have no difficulty getting my money's worth. Turns out, sometimes even incredible bargains like this aren't all that; compared to my JBrand denim (worn more times than I could count, originally about $115 half-off) this oxblood top has a higher cost per wear, so far anyway.
In the interest of testing my strategy for problem pieces, I decided to wear it again today and this time pair it with a contrasting colour or pattern. Guess what? It worked again.
Teal boyfriend blazer $7, belt $2.10, Clarks she-booties $10 VV Boutique
Icebreaker wool skirt and tights from my closet
Blurry shot from a 3yo Diva Photographer "I SAID DATS GOOD"
I admit I started this outfit with some help from Pinterest...
But I prefer my version with the contrasting colour; so much more Elisa Nalin...
Wish I would've worn yellow shoes!
I consider my strategy now verified and plan to apply a healthy dose of Pinterest plus a cup of contrast to any problem piece from here forward!
being right it when my ideas are successful.