Who out there has their 1 absolute favorite clothing item that you just adore & it screams your name? I have a top that is just that for me, you may actually recognize it.
This amazing top is my favorite article of clothing. When I saw it, I had to have it! I didn't care that the smallest size available was a 1x. I was going to buy it & I was going to figure out how to make it work for me.... And that I did! If you aren't sure what I am talking about with recognizing it, maybe this will spark it for you.
I take these 3 items, & turn them into a skirt.....
WHY do I do this? When you love something so much, you want to wear it often, but how fun is it to wear the same combination over & over again? I personally do not like wearing the exact same combo really ever. I always have to mix it up.
Here is a pretty basic way to wear this top.
Now excuse the boots. I normally wear my more casual knee high boots with this, but I wanted to change it up, but I am seeing clearly here that these do not work nearly as well as my other boots, so I will stick to the other ones. The common more casual way to wear this is with leggings or skinny jeans.
The dressier way is with a pencil skirt & chunky belt!
But back earlier this year, I had a Photoshoot with a professional photographer through Dressing Your Truth & I needed to bring my favorite outfit. Now, I had already worn my favorite tank in a video recording with the Dressing Your Truth creator Carol Tuttle,(you can see that video in the link) http://thecarolblog.com/new-dressing-your-truth-journey-before-and-after-video/ so I didn't want to wear the same thing, but that outfit represents me so well, so I came up with the idea to wear the tank as a skirt & give the outfit a whole new look.
Here is the shirt as a skirt for the Photoshoot.
And here I mixed it up again for a Dressing Your Truth Event (picture with one of my DYT friends that I finally got to meet in person, Jenny Collins. Check out her fab outfit!)
So here is how I do it, it is real rocket science ;-)
I start out with a little short slip. (I normally don't wear leggings, but for modesty purposes, I am wearing them here.). The reason for the slip is because the back of the tank is lace & sheer. The slip acts as a liner & another thing to tick under.
Now here I decided to add another tank underneath it to add depth & length. All you do is tuck it into the slip, your underwear or even a Spanx type underclothing to help hold the straps in.
Do the exact same thing with the second tank & tuck it in nice & tight.
You can see on the sides here how you can see the arm holes. All you do is pull your shirt down over it or
Add a belt over it. The belt is great because it holds it all in place, but I do like to have my belt a bit higher
So there you have it, my deepest, darkest secrets of how I look at my clothes in different ways to create numerous different outfits. My favorite thing is when people tell me how much they love my skirt & I get to see their jaw drop when I tell them it is 2 tank tops tucked in to create a skirt.
Now I dare you to not step into your closet & start trying on your tops as skirts to see if they work ;-)
I heart this tank top & all of the amazing outfits I have been able to create with it by mixing it up. Go try it out, I dare you ;-)