Hey y'all peeps.
I've been having a play around with my blood orange Vogue 1247 top... trying out different ways to wear it.
So... I might have said this before, once, or twice, or twenty times ;) but I absolutely love brainstorming in my wardrobe trying out different outfits like this. It never fails to inspire me with new and different ways to wear my clothes. I frequently get tired with everything in my wardrobe and crave to break free of the little "outfit ruts" I get into; and experimenting with unusual and different combinations really keeps my pieces interesting to me and helps my wardrobe to achieve the fullest variety of which it is capable.
Having said that; I have to admit that the first two looks are the two ways I wear this top and its older twin the clementine top, just about all the time. But, I'm setting my sights on breaking free from that :D
Below left; unadorned and no frills, it is the perfect thing to wear with shorts on a really hot hot summer's day at the beach or around the house. Cool and airy enough for the hottest of hot days. Colourwise, I also adore the unexpectedness of this sombre claret against the shocking pink too. Below right; pop on a sludgy little skirt, cute ballet flats and throw on a couple of entwined skinny scarves, and the top looks quite smart enough to sally forth on some errand requiring a bit more style.
Below left; on very hot summer days you might want to wear a dress with spaghetti straps, but need to protect your shoulders from the sun. Cardigans are too hot and cloying to even contemplate, but a light boxy top like this is comfortable and cool and fits the bill quite well. And looks sort of boho-chic too... Below right; I know we all in the sewing blogging world have been conditioned into thinking that this top must be worn hanging out! and I have sure been guilty of this too... well not necessarily! I actually love how it looks when tucked into a high waisted skirt as well. Looks pretty cute like this, yes? I was also serendipitously thrilled to discover that the top is just about a perfect colour match for my high heeled caramel wedges too :)
This top is just made of cotton, and therefore it's not really suitable for really cold or winter-y days.. but it can still be worn as part of a cooler weather ensemble and not look silly imo...
Below left; sometimes, y'know you just want a bit of that colour, added into your outfit?? worn like this, I like how it looks peeping out as just a layer of colour layered over a long skirt and under a shorter jacket, and co-ordinating with a matching scarf and boots. Below right; being quite loose, it can also be comfortably worn over an insulative Tshirt, with jeans and a skinny scarf. I've always liked this slightly grunge-y double-top look, with shorter sleeves worn over longer.
Actually I really love both these last two looks. I just wish I'd thought of them during our winter just gone! Aah, well, there's always next year :)
Which look am I wearing today? well being quite a fairly hot day and having errands I am sporting the green ballet flats, the sludgy little skirt and twisted blue and black scarves. I love dark sludgy colours made just slightly edgy with just an unexpected splash of bright colour. Kinda reminds me of Tron.
(And incidentally I've done something new with this 6-way post... I've linked to the construction posts of all the other garments appearing in the outfits here. Please let me know if this is helpful or interesting, and whether you think it is worth my continuing with this... thanks :) )