As someone who swears by layers, I have to admit that I’m always weary to own clothing that leans toward anything tight or body hugging. A pair of denim cutoffs and a shirt is really my own version of sexy and that still involves a coat. Somehow, I feel like wearing layers is my blanket of security.
I rarely go for cutouts but seeing as Tobi hails from LA where they create clothes in sexier silhouettes I knew that I had to come out of my comfort zone, thus these pants from my previous post and this jumpsuit. I do feel that this jumpsuit is a compromise of wanting to break out of the barrier and wanting to explore out of my usual from too much comfort dressing. There’s a sense of achievement knowing that you’re one to explore new styles and eventually evolve your wardrobe into a more versatile one. So here’s a few tips on how to achieve just that.
Scavenge: You may look at your closet now and think “I have nothing to wear” which probably means you have 54628 pieces you’ve decommissioned to the back of your closet. Scavenging for old pieces might actually do the trick, you may have a denim skirt waiting to be saved with a trench coat that’s perfect for spring or your trusty bell bottoms that you haven’t worn since 2008 might undoubtedly still look great!
In with the new, out with the old is a time old saying but it does serve a complete purpose. After you’ve scavenged your closet, you probably end up with more clothes you’d possibly wear but completely forget about in a few week’s time. There’s no shame in letting go of clothes you could possibly sell or give away to those in need. Heck, with the potential new space in your closet you might actually be able to buy new clothes.
Invest in capsule pieces. The importance of a wardrobe heavily relies on your capsule pieces which can be your denim cutoffs, your plan white tee, or even a black coat. Investing in simple pieces that you can use in 22 different outfits can really go a long way. So if investing in a red leather jacket might go a long way, then there’s no harm in snagging one up. Always remember that when you’re buying something, you should have it in your head how many outfits you can make with just 1 piece of clothing.
Out Of Your Comfort Zone: As I said, I’m someone who rarely goes sexy and always shies away from anything body hugging because
food baby I’m just not comfortable with it. That being said, versatility requires a little thinking out of the box. How? Do what I do and make a compromise – pick outfits that are a perfect mix of comfort with just a hint of sexy. This way, you’d be able to shine a new light on how you dress and feel good about it at the same time.
Do you have any more tips on how to make your wardrobe more versatile? I’d love to hear all about them!
Photos by: Let-Let Nato