Denim Top + Denim (Cutoff) Shorts
Happy weekend, reader dear! (Or happy whatever-day it is when you read this!)
Welcome to Volume Two of this summer’s Saturday Style/Restyle, or Sunday Style/Restyle series! (You might be ahead of me on the International Dateline.) If you are new here to Closet Play Image, Welcome! If you are returning, Welcome back! Your visit is truly appreciated!
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Peeking back to this time last year, I was dressing from my Capri Staycation capsule. I was so happy with it, that I added a few pieces and wore it a few more weeks. Why? Well, everyone’s brain works just a little bit differently. I may love style, but I am also a limits person. (Knowing your metaprogams and whether/where you are a limits or options person is SUPER illuminating. Working with your natural tendencies rather than fighting them makes life a more lovely place to be.) Don’t know whether you prefer options or limits? When you go to a restaurant, do you prefer a short menu? Or a loooooong one?
Last Year’s Look
Yes, this outfit is extremely casual. Last summer was. I am still seeing almost all my personal clients virtually, so more relaxed suits my #wfhstyle. But let’s assume this is a weekend look, shall we? (News Flash: I never wore cutoff shorts until last summer…) If you don’t do shorts, sub in denim Bermudas or a skirt!
What’s Still in My Wardrobe?
Everything here! Except the gold toned jewelry that is stored away. I’m not feeling the gold love this summer. This summer is all about the silver and hematite. And yes, pearls, too. The denim blouse still hangs in my closet, but you’d never know it from perusing my OOTD’s on Instagram. I’ve worn it only once, which is odd considering that last year it saw two or more wears per week. I have a feeling it’s on its way out… There’s a style shift in the air. I’ve learned to respect that and move forward with it.
The Summer 2021 Restyle
Since I wanted to go for the more mod vibe for this summer’s restyle, I swapped the floral sandals for the white(ish) flats and pearls for the daisy statement necklace. I popped on another floral pendant for fun and tied my groovy vintage scarf onto the straw tote handle for some color. Lips will be light pink. Could I have kept the sandals? Sure! They would have required a different scarf… Maybe light pink with dark polka dots?
How About You?
Do you have selfies of what you wore last summer? I know a lot of people were in comfort-clothing-only mode. Are your sartorial choices reflecting this summer’s more optimistic feel? Did you have a style slump last summer? All year? If so, I hope you are coming out of it! What do you feel like wearing this year that wasn’t on your radar last year? Have you felt a shift in your style in the past year or so? In what direction? Was there a life change going on? Are you an options or a limits person when it comes to your wardrobe? Do let me know. I’ve asked them to save some space on the internet for your comment! Can’t wait to hear from you…