Ready for a holiday wardrobe refresh, but don’t want to spend a lot on fancy new duds that you know you won’t wear all that often? See how this single sleeveless turtleneck in a blackened silver metallic — $8 at my favorite resale shop — let me create 10 new outfits, plenty for all my holiday activities.
So here’s the top – nothing special on its own except the sparkly texture:
My initial plan was to pair it with my black/white tweed pants and red leather jacket for a holiday happy hour gathering in the neighborhood. I had a scarf – no surprise – in just the right colors and the silvery faux-leather flower pin (it’s attached to the scarf to avoid making a hole in the leather). The little silvery clutch and a gray suede pump further defined the look as festive. Pairing it with off-black boot-cut jeans (Measure & Made) can take it in a more casual direction. Or substituting a black or charcoal gray skirt (Pamela’s Patterns) would give me additional options.
The berry faux-suede jacket is a ready-made oldie but goodie, paired with Vogue 7937 in our ponte. The overhead lighting is making the jackets look lighter than the bottoms, but they blend beautifully in real life. I immediately thought of my berry faux-leather pants as a second option, and now I realize I can trade in my gray M&M pants or charcoal ponte pencil skirt for two additional looks. That’s 7.
The teal raw silk jacket (Vogue 9351) pairs up with a wool crepe skirt (Vogue 7937 again). I added a sparkly pin to the shoulder, echoing the sparkle of the knit shell. I could trade the skirt for my gray pant for yet another option – now we’re up to 9!
The third look is another me-made jacket – StyleAhttps://www.clarasunwoo.com/collections/liquid-leatherrc Stacie Jacket – made in a mix of black/silver brocades and modified to eliminate the horizontal bottom band finish (you can find details of that switch HERE if you’re interested). Shown with the charcoal skirt, but also works with the M&M off-black jeans for more casual activities. 11 and counting …
The moto jacket is from the Clara Sun Woo Liquid Leather collection. It’s great with that same pencil skirt, gray M&M pants or gray jeans. I think that’s 14 options total – and I need to beef up my social calendar to find occasions to wear them all.
What one piece could work that sort of holiday wardrobe magic for you?