Y’all know I’m all about versatility and rewearing items when it comes to fashion, so today I wanted to showcase two ways to wear the same basic outfit—a grey sweater and a black corduroy skirt. While I do repeat outfits sometimes, I love trying to wear a new combo every day. Emphasis on the word combo. Wearing a new look daily doesn’t have to mean constantly buying new clothes… It just means getting creative with what you already have! And that’s what I love so much about fashion.
I started this lil’ ‘seeing double’ blog post series back in August, so you can see the first two posts from the summer and fall below:
Same Outfit, Different Accessories
I chose this grey sweater and black skirt for the focus of today’s post because these pieces are SO simple and versatile—I bet most of us have some variation of them in our closets! For the first look, I kept things easy with just the sweater and skirt but added sassy fishnet tights for a little somethin’ somethin’. Usually I hold this purse in my hand, but I’m loving the look of it as a crossbody with this outfit. I also tried something kind of different with my hair—a middle part (because everyone and their mother is saying how side parts are dead) and a low bun. It looks cute with the sunglasses but I’m not sure I love the hairstyle as much with the second outfit.
Grey Cropped Sweater: Hand-me-down, last worn here | Black Corduroy Skirt: Francesca’s, $35, last worn here | Fishnet Tights: Forever 21, $7 | Blue Booties: White Mountain via DSW, $42, last worn here | Aviator Sunglasses: Icing, $16, last worn here | Black Fringe Purse: Gift, $50, last worn here
For the second look, I piled on all the accessories—a black pleather jacket, plaid blanket scarf, and knee socks. I have to admit, this outfit seemed a lot cuter in my mirror when I was trying it on… Once I actually wore it out, it felt and looked a lot bulkier than I’d like! It’s still cute and will be worn in the future, but it’s definitely not a ‘wow’ look.
Pretty easy to switch up the same outfit, huh? Just by changing out the necessities like a purse and shoes (and even your hairstyle!), you can mix and match a million different outfits with what you already have in your closet. Okay, so maybe a million is an exaggeration, but I do have a page in my Cost Per Wear spreadsheet solely dedicated to outfits that has over 900 unique combinations… Obviously I haven’t even worn them all yet! In high school I used to sit down in my closet and just brainstorm outfits for hours… Obsessed? Only a little.
Grey Cropped Sweater: Hand-me-down, last worn here | Black Pleather Jacket: JCPenney, $62, last worn here | Black Corduroy Skirt: Francesca’s, $35, last worn here | Grey Knee Socks: Boutique, $16, last worn here | Black Knee Boots: Gift, last worn here | Plaid Scarf: Loft, $40, last worn here | Maroon Circle Purse: Nordstrom Rack, $50, last worn here
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Which of these outfits do you like more, the first or second? Also—do you like fishnet tights? Or do you think they’re a little ‘scandalous’ for everyday wear? I can’t decide…
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Miles of smiles,
12 comments on “Seeing Double: Winter Edition”
I love both of these looks. The one with the accessories doesn’t look bulkier to me but warmer which might be a good thing in the winter. Those fishnet tights are really fun too.
Thanks so much, Mireille!
I love the second look and those cute knee socks! You got to love versatile clothing items that can be used to create many different looks. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva 🙂 xxx
Thank you Aiva! You too!
This is the perfect example of how you can switch up the vibe of a look Grace. You have the edginess going on with those fishnet hose and then a more classic look with the tall boots and jacket!!!
Good for you for using what’s in your closet. That’s always been such a push for me too!!
Thank you so much, Jodie! Hope you’re having a great day!
So cute! It’s already hot where I live!
Ooh how nice!
These are both great outfits and really show the power of accessories! Of course I love the one with the scarf and the bag, you know I’m all about the accessories! 🙂
Hope that you are having a good weekend!
Thank you Mica!!
Grace, I really like both outfits! Of course, the fishnets add a whole lot of extra something so I am really loving that outfit! But the more casual cozy version is super cute, too. It’s intersting that you mentioned that you didn’t like your hairstyle with the second outfit. It just occurred to me the other day that when I have a bulky scarf around my neck, it looks awful if my hair is pulled tight against my head in any way. While I don’t recognize any difference in your outfits with the same hairstyle, I totally understand what you mean. I think maybe with the bulk of the scarf we need to balance it with some bulk in our hair. Great post and great style as always, my friend! Thanks for linking with me.
Thank you so much, Shelbee! And I totally agree… Bulky scarves make hairstyling tricky – you gotta have the right ‘do!