Rachel Yeomans for Second City Style Magazine
This economy has caused many of us to tuck our credit cards away and
become more creative in how we wear our existing wardrobes versus
buying new items. I have been among these individuals in trying to
abstain from any future fashion purchases, which has caused me to be
quite creative indeed in what I have combined in my wardrobe. I
have to say, I think I have to give a nod to the economic restraints,
as I had many very fashionable outfits that I had no idea existed!
Two of my favorites stand out and may benefit others with budget restraints.The first is the long-sleeved top with the little black dress.
Yes we've all put the long-sleeved top or turtleneck under the tunic or
wool shift, however I never thought of utilizing this same layering
technique with my go-to LBD! I own a v-neck sleeveless solid black
dress with semi-pleated skirt that ends at the knee. Under it, I paired
a long-sleeved gray billow-sleeved cotton top with a full gathered
sweetheart neckline. To pull the look together I donned a black belt
with a decorated gunmetal buckle around my waist. I first wore this
look at a dinner event with sheer black hose and round-toed patent
pumps and a silver clutch. I also wore the ensemble to work with black
fishnets and gray knee-high boots. Both were fashionable, both made
a statement, and both brought a whole new look forward from my very own
closet without me having to buy a single item!
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