A great new piece means more than just one new outfit
Do you also put a new item on repeat? I just got this cool layering jacket and wore it two days in a row. A new piece always makes me look at the items I have already in my closet in a new way. It provides me with a lot of new outfit ideas that I want to try out as soon as possible when the weather allows. Thus, the cloud weather was perfect for this urban safari look.
Apply the three top-of-the-head outfit rule
When you are reading my blog already for a while, you know that every potential new piece has to pass several tests. One of them is to go with at least three other items in my closet. This means that it has to provide at least three new outfits.Before handing over the credit card to buy a new piece of clothes, ask yourself whether you can come up with 3 new outfits with it. #styletip Click To Tweet
Interestingly, most of the time, the first outfit I wear with a new piece is one that I hadn’t already in mind when the new piece passed the test. Styling this layering jacket with all kinds of jeans is a no-brainer. It also goes with my leather pants, i.e. I can wear it in the transition season to fall. Hard to believe that this is in about 4 weeks here in Alaska. 🙁
The second look
The second time, I wore the jacket I went for a desatuarted look (see also featured photo). I paired my black lace skirt and silk top with the jacket. There is something tempting and classic about desaturated outfits. I like the combination of black and white with a hint of blush or gray. It’s such an elegant color combination and black-and-white is an evergreen. Again, I didn’t have this look in mind when picking the piece.
Pieces that make a signature style
One of the tests a new piece has to pass is “Do I already own a piece like this?” This jacket is a nice variation of an utility jacket. Yes, I have a knack for utility jackets and, of course, I already own one in suede for winter and a long sleeve one with floral print on a camouflage background. In case you haven’t seen them before, you can find an example of how I wore my suede jacket for a picnic and how I styled my camouflage floral coat in the posts at the links.
In contrast to the two other utility jackets, this new one has a solid color, an interesting twist with the trim. Furthermore, it is shorter, and permits to be worn as a 3/4 sleeve length. Thus, this one is not a double of what I had already had in my closet, but a new variation of one of my signature style pieces.
Do you love the look and want to learn more about how to style an utility jacket. Then visit the post at the link.
Which pieces are making up your signature style? Do new potential items have to fulfill a list of criteria before you get them?
Welcome to the 121st Top of the World Style linkup party
Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!
When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up the form below to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation each week for the Top of the World Style party.
As a “Thank You” for linking up, I will pin photos from this party’s outfit posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your outfit post to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits. I would love for you to join us.
By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂
Top of the World Style Co-host
I feel so honored to introduce to you this week’s Top of the World Style Co-host Jone’t (pronounced Ja-NAY) Wooten. She is the founder and Editor of Fabulously Chic Over 50, a happy, uplifting fashion, beauty and travel blog where women 50+ find inspiration through juicy interviews with industry experts and vibrant photos about these themes. She also has a brand new Beauty and Fashion YouTube Channel for mature women.
Top of the World OOTDs
The Top of the World Style Winner is picked by a random generator from the party two weeks ago. The reasons are as follow: Each party runs a week minus 5 minutes. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.
The winner of this week’s feature is Terri, the blogger at Meadow Tree who submitted her winning post at the 119th linkup party.
The post by Anna Shirley at The Glam Adventure became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. This yellow floral dress is really outstanding and suits her well. It’s a great find as yellow also works in fall with a cardigan in one of the colors of the print. Are you already looking for fall pieces?
Sarah, the sewing blogger at Sew Sarah R, caught my eyes with her great mix of prints and pattern. I really love this look where she grounds the mix with blue. It became my favorite of last week’s party.
Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World Style button from my Linkup Page for your sidebar, featured or awards page. :).
Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!
Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.
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- Please be a good sports and visit the posts of at least three of your linkup-fellows, introduce yourself to them to network and to make new friends. If you know them all already, I am sure they will still appreciate your stopping by and saying Hi. We all like traffic, don’t we?
- Please help that you and everyone of us gets more traffic by spreading the word about the party and tweet See the awesome outfits at the Top of the World Style linkup party. Thanks.
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