It turns out that 5 +3 can = 10!
While in Ann Taylor (Level 4) the other day, I noticed how easily you can mix, match and create many looks with just a few key pieces. Using these 5 separates along with a bracelet, necklace and scarf — I put together 10 looks!
For the separates (pictured above left to right), I picked out the Crepe Cowl Neck Shell, the Ponte Zipper Pocket Skirt in Azurite, the White Leopard Camp Shirt, Modern Slim Leg Jeans in Luminous Yellow and the Silk Popover Camp Shirt in Jitterbug Pink. I added in a fun polka dot bracelet, a statement necklace and a bright scarf.
Look #1: The animal print top plays well with the yellow jeans! The yellow in the necklace ties the look together. I also added in the black and white polka dot cuff for fun.
Look #2: Swap in the Crepe Cowl Neck Shell and the outfit takes on a different feel.
The top has exposed zipper detailing on the back.
Look 3: Colorblocking continues to be a hot trend! Create your own colorblocking look. A scarf is a quick way to add a third color to the mix!
Look 4: You can also show off your colorblocking style with this Jitterbug Pink top. It can be worn out or tucked in with a belt.
Look #5: Time to introduce a different bottom to the mix. This Azurite skirt is more versatile than you may imagine.
Look #6: The scarf and cowl neck top are coupled back together. If you’re packing for a weekend away, you can wear the scarf and top one day with the yellow denim and the next with the Azurite skirt.
Look #7: The top and skirt worn on their own also work well. Complete the outfit with your favorite black boots!
Look #8: The outfit takes on a more playful tone when you add the statement necklace.
Look #9: This animal print top is a perfect match to any color bottom!
Look #10: Add the scarf to the mix.
So, which look is your favorite? Let me know…
Seeing how you can create so many looks from just a few pieces has really made me rethink my shopping strategy. From now on, if a top or bottom can’t mix and match with multiple pieces, it gets the BOOT!