Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Piece, Two Ways: The Short Sleeve Button Up

Welcome to a new little segment on the blog where we window shop in the Miskabelle store to create two looks around one basic piece.  Most outfits will be around $100 total, head to toe!  You can't beat vintage (especially not Miskabelle prices). ;)

A lot of people say that in order to wear vintage, the key is not to wear it head to toe.  We respectfully disagree:  some classic vintage pieces have a timeless feel, so you can wear them with other vintage items and not look like you're in full costume.

This week, we're working around a popular basic that you can wear all year round:  a short sleeve button up.

This top is a lovely pale peach color--very on trend with this season's nude and coral color schemes.  We created a more free-spirited look, as well as a more classic look (or as I might call them to DC people in-the know:  a Mt. Pleasant look and a Georgetown look).

Total Cost for the entire outfit:  $127.  
 Those knit 70s wide legs are pretty wild, right?  Everything else is more pared down.  I would knot the blouse at your midriff (like Jayme did here) and leave the vest open.  Add some funky gold and wooden jewelry to complete the look.  

Total cost for the entire outfit: $99.
This is another easy look--just leave the blouse where it sits on your natural waist (or tuck it in and add a cute skinny belt!).  The jean jacket is classic, as is the Lacoste alligator logo on the skirt.  A wicker purse and bright closed toe espadrilles complete the look.

Hope you enjoyed this first installment of One Piece, Two Ways!  What will we style next? Stay tuned...


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