we’ve got a really elegant summer top for you today as we continue this week’s quest for the perfect summer top. yesterday, we showed you how to wear the same sequin top two different ways. and on monday, we featured my favorite summer sweater. today, we’re going show you how to style the same outfit two ways by mixing accessories.
accessories are easy to overlook, but they can change the nature of an outfit. here on the blog, we’re proponents of fashion reusability and a great way to get extra mileage out of a single outfit is to mix and match accessories. a different bag, belt, shoes or scarf can change the complexity of any outfit making it wearable in different contexts on different days. if you’re looking for some accessory inspiration, make sure to read our must have summer handbags and accessories.
our base outfit today is this rafia plise top from Anthropologie. i’ve been all about Anthropologie this week. so much so, it’s the second top we’ve featured from them this week. there’s not much more i can say about white denim that i haven’t said this summer. i’ve featured it prominently all summer long and will definitely continue to do so. our first look today pairs our base outfit with a pair of white strapped shoes, a wicker bag and an arrow woven belt. the black swath of the bag picks up my top, creating a bold look. the pattern of the arrow woven belt contrasts with the white denim enough creating additional visual interest.
our second looks mixes up the bag, shoes, and belt. here, we’re featuring a black leather clutch, wedge sandals, and leather belt. although similar, look 2 is much more streamlined and professional. it’s amazing how the belt alone affects the overall quality of the outfit. this just goes to show you that a simple accessory swap can breath new life into the same outfit, giving you more flexibility with your current wardrobe.