Today I’m featuring something old and something new.

The beauty of adding a new item to your closet is that you often discover the perfect old pieces to wear with it.

I was attracted to this jacket because of the unusual asymmetrical shape (of course) but had not really thought of how to wear it. I can think of a few ways though (my silk black pants come to mind) but on this day I wanted to wear it with a skirt.

Inspired by my own article on blue and white, I really wanted to try out something in that combination so went scouting in my closet for options. What I found is this old top and skirt from Alldressedup that I have not worn in quite some time, even though it was featured on the site a few years ago here.

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I felt the highly structured stiff fabric was a great contrast to the flowing draping fabric of the skirt and blouse. Unfortunately, I did not tuck in the blouse properly so it shows a bit of a twist here. Please just imagine the outfit without that!

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For accessories and shoes, I could have gone for all-blue-and-white for a chic look, but I felt like adding pops of color to add a bit more quirkiness and fun. My multi colored and patterned shoes from Chie Mihara are the perfect candidate to achieve that.

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To finish the look I used an old fabric necklace from Verily, a simple golden colored bangle and bordeaux sunglasses. My handbag features some green so it became a mash of a lot of colors, but I feel it all still works.

I have also started experimenting with my hair and am currently embracing my natural waves. On some days I can manage them without too much frizz, but did not quite succeed on this day when I had to get my hair ready too quickly. I will keep on experimenting though on how to get it right and once I have found the ‘magic formula’, I will report back to you.

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Top and skirt: Alldressedup (old)
Jacket: c/o Stella Carakasi
Shoe: Chie Mihara (old) Lots of new fabulous shoes from Chie Mihara can be found on this page)
Necklace: Elitzia (old)
Handbag: brand unknown, bought somewhere in Italy

I’m absolutely thrilled to find a new combination with my top and skirt from Alldressedup again, but also look forward to combining the jacket with other items in my closet.

Do you often embrace the old when you find something new?


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