Thursday, 27 February 2014

One Item Three Ways - Club Monaco Susanna Skirt

As a part of my 30 Before 30 venture is to take better care in how I dress myself, I've been trying to develop a remix able wardrobe - a wardrobe full of interchangeable pieces that can carry me from one season to the next effortlessly. The process has forced me to change my way of thinking while shopping - looking at each piece critically, thinking of how it will fit with the rest of my wardrobe and imagining its functionality in every seasons.  Read on for outfit details, photos and explanations on how I styled this skirt to accommodate three different looks for the whole range of seasons.






This Susanna Skirt from Club Monaco was the base piece for all three looks.  I absolutely love these skirts - the flared fit makes them incredibly flattering and the embossing in this particular model makes it a perfect piece to build an outfit around - something unique that will stand out.

Skirt - Club Monaco, Sweater - Club Monaco, Tights - H&M, Scarf - Zara, Beanie - Hudson's Bay

Winter

The first look use of this skirt is to layer it up for winter.  I chose a heavy opaque tight to save from any tush freezing, one of my favourite black sweaters, a thick knit scarf and a well-loved black beanie.  Keeping the sweater over the skirt, instead of tucked in, gives a nice pop of colour to an otherwise monochromatic winter look.

Skit - Club Monaco, Shirt - H&M, Belt - Asos, Necklace - Etsy

Spring & Fall

The second look is an easy transition into fall or spring.  I ditched the heavy tights and added a leopard print belt.  Instead of a heavy sweater, I opted for a light chambray shirt and rolled the sleeves.  Topped with a statement necklace, and this skirt will quickly become a spring staple.

Skirt - Club Monaco, Shirt - Winner's, Necklace - Forever 21, Sunglasses - Karen Walker

Summer

Ah summer, please come soon!  Dressing in the summer time is so easy - I just tucked a lightweight tank into the skirt, added a long necklace and my favourite sunnies - simple.

 With just a little extra thought, each and every piece in your closet can easily transition from one season to the next.  What tips do you have in building a remix able wardrobe?

*DISCLAIMER - Normally I like to take my outfit photos outdoors, but since the weather outside can rival that of the North Pole - indoors it is.  Also, I'm still getting used to using a camera remote (which you can plainly see in the bottom left corner of each photo.) Such a Noob.


Happy mixing!

-Joelle

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  1. That skirt is such a great texture and I love how you styled it by season, shows me exactly how versatile it really is!! Two things I need to obsess about, your hair and your makeup! You're seriously gorgeous girl!!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

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    1. Thank you Nidhi, you're so sweet! Yes this skirt is so incredibly versatile, which is exactly how I justified its purchase - and most of my shopping addiction haha!

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