One Piece, Three Ways
Since I’m a pack rat at heart, another one of my resolutions is to find new ways to wear things that are already in my closet. This philsophy also happens to be a little easier on my bank account than my usual “I have nothing to wear so let’s go shopping and spend money I don’t have” line of reasoning.
Inspired by Marian over at The House of Style looking fab in her strapless velvet top, I picked a piece that I love but rarely get a chance to wear: a military style bustier from Grey Ant. (Full disclosure: I really had to suck it in to get into this thing. Good thing resolution #137 involves hitting the gym! )
To me, it’s always been more of a “going out” piece, but I wanted to find ways to wear it casually, and a way to make it appropriate for work:
|Wearing it over a cotton tank tank with cuffed jeans and a thrifted army shirt takes advantage of the military style and brings it down a notch.
|Pairing it with a classic button down, pearls, and a pencil skirt adds a bit of refinement while still, as Puffy would say, “preserving the sexy.”
|Layering it over another bustier with cropped pants, purple heels, and Claudia Kishi worthy feather earrings makes it ready for a night out!