Fabulous Fashion Fridays is BACK!

“You can always accessorize.”
-Olivia the Pig

Today’s Tip

When Anja came to Church last month in this outfit, I was amazed yet again by her ability to accessorize to bring an outfit together…

Back when we first discovered Down East Basics clothing line, we were excited to find these cute and comfy skirts on sale for $4 each. We all proceeded to buy a few in each color combination. After a few months of mine hanging in the closet, I realized I had no idea how to incorporate such bright colors into my wardrobe (mine was tangerine orange and sky blue striped). On the other hand, my sisters have worn theirs repeatedly with lovely results. I decided to analyze Anja’s latest success for you in hopes we can all learn a little something.

First, she started with the skirt, the article that had the loudest voice. She paired it with a simple white shirt (something I would have been afraid to do, since the skirt doesn’t have any white in it. But watch what she did…)

Next, she pulled a color from the skirt and brought it up to her face with the aqua scarf, pulling the top and bottom of the outfit together.

Her shoes were a perfect choice – incorporating the chocolate from the skirt and white trim, again tying the color scheme of aqua, chocolate, and white securely together.

Finally, she added her jewelry. Following Christ Taylor’s guidelines to not over-do it, she chose pieces to wear in just 3 of the 4 jewelry zones – rings and earrings in blue, and a chunky white bangle.

The results – a simple but fun outfit that looks so put together, you’d think she bought it all in the same place at the same time! In truth, most of the items were thrifted or bought on sale – truly a Fabulously Frugal Fashion Feat. ๐Ÿ™‚

SkirtDownEast Basics (discontinued)
Shirt – Billabong – thrifted
Layering Tank
DownEast Basics

Shoes – Gap – on sale
– handmade by a friend. Fashion Tip: make your own brightly-colored drop earrings to help tie an outfit together!

Bracelet and rings
– Anja and Olivia get most of their fun jewelry at thrift stores and garage sales, paying pittance for a piece that may be the perfect color or style for a certain outfit. Anja said both of her fun, faux aquamarine rings didn’t cost her more than $10 each – you just have to keep your eyes open.

Thanks to Jeremy for these photos!

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8 responses to “Fabulous Fashion Fridays is BACK!”

  1. kamewh Avatar

    So cute!! I love the scarf!

  2. Amanda G Avatar

    This was so much fun…. definitely needs to be done every week. ๐Ÿ™‚Love the accessories, especially the scarf. I am officially addicted to scarves now so that’s kind of a given. Everytime my husband and I “bet” on something he’ll “bet me a scarf” if I win. The return has proved to be excellent – I’m up to two scarves! I think I heard him mumbling something about “When am I going to start winning things.” ๐Ÿ˜‰But that’s more than you asked to know….

  3. Traci Avatar

    Very lovely indeed!

  4. Abbey Avatar

    Hoorah!!!!!Do we get one of these every week?!!!

  5. Sarah Parah Avatar
    Sarah Parah

    This <>is<> a very snazzy outfit…you looked lovely in it! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pictures turned out great- I’m glad that I got to witness the photo shoot.Oh, and Trina…you could’ve featured the outfit I had on that day, too.-lol I’m sure it would have been a smashing hit, and maybe young ladies all across America would have begun wearing such stlyes to Church. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (um, maybe that wouldn’t be a good thing though,but the Army would probably begin to have soaring sales on PT shorts, and they might like that! lol)Great post! =)

  6. Anja Avatar

    I agree Natalie.

  7. Natalie Roth Avatar

    Yay! Fashion Fridays!That is a cute outfit!Yes, accessories are very good. I was thinking a few weeks ago about how picking out an outfit works, and I think it almost takes a bit of playing “dress up” or assembling a costume. Because if you think about it, if you’re putting together a costume, you think about every part of your costume and try to get it to convey the look you’re going for. And I think the same thing is sort of involved in getting an outfit together…although that sounds a bit strange. ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t mean a costume like you’re pretending to be someone else, it’s just a costume that starts with what you wanted to wear and is therefore “you”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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