September 21, 2007

Too scared to own up.

Whenever magazines boast that they have created seven outfits from seven articles of clothing, I raise my eyebrows in disbelief. Because I know that this is what they do everytime: They have their seven base items, but what really makes the outfits are the additional pieces. They'll tell you that the skirt and shirt will create an ideal outfit, yet you know that without the blazer and coloured tights, the outfit would be as bland as flavourless oatmeal. Right? So before I knock them even more, I'll try it out myself. Here is my 'seven pieces in seven days' attempt.
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First Outfit - 1, 5 and 3, with 2 over everything. 7 on the feet.
Second Outfit - 5 underneath 4 (variation: 6 underneath 4). [optional: add any heels or flats you've got (or sport the ankles boots - 7), and pile on the chain necklaces.]
Third Outfit - 6, 2, 3 and 7. Place 2 so that it covers the hem of 6.
Fourth Outfit - 5 over 6, with 3 and 7. Casually roll up the sleeves of 6 to reduce the prim perfection. [optional: replace leggings with jeans.]
Fifth Outfit - 4. Pretty simple, right? [optional: add belt if you want to grunge it down, and wear either 7 or some flats/heels on your feet.
Sixth Oufit - 1 and 3. Wear 1 backwards & slouchy so that it's a deep v in the back, a la Alexander Wang.
Seventh Outfit - 6 over 4 with 7. [variation: add 2. add 5 under 6 with 2. 5 and 2 over 4. 5 under 6 (unbuttoned), with or without 2 over 4.]

And there you have it. All of these outfits can be jazzed up with your own accessories, or can be left as is. It's up to you to decide.

Image credits: American Apparel, Anthropologie, American Apparel, Hanii Y, Julie Verhoeven for Mulberry, APC, and Aldo.


a. said...

i just did a post on APC & that peterpan blouse is now on my must have list. adore.
& i love the idea of wearing that cardigan [also on my list] backwards - fabulous!
who would have thought?!
thank you deer x

Foound you in the closet said...

love all of it!