Chambray Tunic + Red
Happy day, reader dear!
Getting this post ready made me sad… Looking back at February 2020’s photos for inspiration found me looking at pictures of our youngest grandson’s baptism, and a snap our two older grandsons inspecting applesauce oatmeal muffins (Muttins…) about to go into the oven. Wow. We had no idea what was coming a few short weeks later.
I’m blessed to say that we are all still present and healthy. Even if we only see each other at shouting distance. What a difference one short year makes. (Even if it was the longest year ever.) I pray you and yours are all present and healthy, too.
This month’s Style/Restyle got tricky rather quickly. Not just the memories, but the fact that many of the clothes I was wearing last February aren’t in my 2020/21 Winter Capsule Wardrobe. Why? The colors might not have fit this season’s palette, or more likely, the clothes just don’t flippin’ fit. The body. Fortunately, January’s Copycat Style Challenge inspired me to add the tunic below to my Winter Capsule Wardrobe. Thank goodness. That said, let’s see what we can pull together… A la 2021!
I chose this outfit to restyle because denim and red. The tunic hides a multitude of sins and I wanted something cheery to brighten a grey month. But not all the pieces were going to play this time around…
Usually you get a flatlay for a restyle, but I liked this outfit so much, I had to wear it… And you can’t flatlay a body. Unless you’re Stanley.
I restyled last year’s outfit for a more work-y day by swapping out the jeans for cropped trousers. To go with the red footwear theme, I grabbed my red pumps to replace the booties, although those would be fun, too! It’s #wearredweek, so I grabbed my red jacket and a pile of heart bracelets to sparkle it up.
Here’s another outfit I’d have liked to restyle. I have the bottom half, but nothing currently in my wardrobe would give me that same feeling on the top! This winter’s wardrobe is more sweater-y than blouse-y. (Thanks, Covid.) My red jacket would have been too suit-y. (AND felt too much like Mrs. Claus!) My denim jacket would have worked, but been totally expected. Expected is not my jam. I like some surprise in my outfits! And too many made up adjectives in this paragraph.
How About You?
Are you using last year’s outfits as inspiration for this year? Do you take outfit selfies? If not, here are five reasons to do so. Give it a read! Do you prefer the expected or the unexpected in your outfits? How about in others’ outfits? (We can feel very differently about what we like for ourselves and for others…) Which look do you prefer? 2021 or 2020? What outfit have you restyled lately? Do tell! I love to hear from you…