Creative Styling: How to Use Other Articles of Clothing as Tops

With a smaller closet, it can often feel like you're wearing the same outfits over and over again. A great way around this obstacle is through creative styling! I love using dresses, cardigans, outerwear, and inner-wear in untraditional ways in place of ordinary tops! Here are some ideas to get you started!

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Three Ways to Style a NYE Dress

Hi! NYE is right around the corner and in an effort to keep sustainability in mind, I'll be styling the dress that I wore last year in three different ways! I layered a cropped black turtle neck under this dress for a warmer, edgy, chic look. My hair is straight with bobby-pin detailing and chose … Continue reading Three Ways to Style a NYE Dress

Fall Lookbook

Fall is in the air and it's time to dig out your trusty old sweaters and sturdy jeans. When I think about fall, I'm reminded of candied apples and caramel treats. I feel the warmth of a spiced beverage in my hand as a cool breeze swirls through my hair and crisp leaves crunch under … Continue reading Fall Lookbook

July Lookbook

Happy July! It's officially the middle of summer and I've put together a quick lookbook of pieces that represent staples in my wardrobe for the rest of this season. Although I am transitioning to shopping more sustainably and consciously, financially, I'm not in the place to suddenly buy an entirely new wardrobe. Many of these … Continue reading July Lookbook

Street Chill

Hi friends! As opposed to the ultra-feminine previous look, this next outfit definitely fits more in the athleisure category. I just loved the color-blocked conservative front in contrast to the dramatically exposed back. Doc Martens and an all-black chain choker toughen up the look for a chill neighborhood rooftop hang. Alternatively, the top would work … Continue reading Street Chill

April Showers | May Flowers

Happy April! Apologies for the lack of updates, but I've just moved out of my parents' house in Queens into my own apartment in Brooklyn and have been spending a lot of time adjusting my schedule. The weather here in NY has been extremely turbulent; weekdays are sunny and warm, while weekends have remained rainy … Continue reading April Showers | May Flowers

Stripes

Happy February! I really like the shirt that I got from Zara! It has a pin stripe pattern and is cut asymmetrically. The high neck line, streamlined shape, and side slit remind me of the traditional Chinese Qipao. Lunar New Year has just passed and I wanted a modern look that celebrated the occasion. The … Continue reading Stripes

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WOW! It's already December! For this outfit, I drew some utilitarian inspiration from my senior girl scout uniform and paired cropped navy slacks with a cozy yet structured beige sweater. My rugged Doc Martens add an industrial practicality as I roamed around the old stomping grounds of my elementary school. Sweater: Brooklyn V-Neck Pullover, Gap Pants: … Continue reading 213

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I shacked up at a hotel in Cambridge and wanted an outfit that was casual, a little sensual, and would express who I was in one statement.