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August 8, 2011
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by Sonia

I’m always trying to figure out new ways to wear pieces in my closet. A dress can so easily become a skirt (see here), scarves can be transformed into shirts (see here), but what about a skirt worn as a shirt?!

It was a real scorcher in NYC yesterday and I mussed and fussed with different outfits until I broke into a sweat. All I wanted was to wear a jacket and jeans but no way was I about to put on pants equivalent to sausage casings. So I decided to go the more experimental route. I was originally wearing the above “shirt” as a skirt, the way it’s meant to be worn, but didn’t feel like doing the whole itsy bitsy mini-skirt thing on a day when I knew my legs would stick to anything I sat on. So, I pulled it up over my lady friends, transforming it into a tube top (an article of clothing I don’t even own) and paired it with a flowy silk skirt my Mom bought me when she was traveling in India. Since the skirt-turned-shirt was a bit looser around the waist, I had plenty of breathing room which prevented serious overheating.

As much as I love shopping (duh), it’s nice to know that I can still transform pieces in my wardrobe into entirely new articles of clothing. I wonder what I’ll discover next!

{ American Apparel skirt worn as top, Zara sweater, skirt from India, Nicole wedges, YSL ‘Muse’ bag, cuff from Africa }

{ Heat makes me cray cray }


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Raina permalink
    August 8, 2011

    This is such a great idea and a true experiment when it comes to styling your old clothes. I did this once with a maxi skirt and wore it as a strapless maxi/midi dress however I had to keep on pulling it up to make sure I accidentally didn’t flash…so I have been reluctant ever since.
    Hope you have a lovely Monday and that the heat doesn’t kill you :)

  2. Chrissie permalink
    August 8, 2011

    You are the definition of beautiful! Great idea too!!!

  3. Kate Lasater permalink
    August 8, 2011

    I love that you’re thinking outside the box when it comes to mixing up some of the older items in your closet. I also LOVE your bag. You look great.

  4. Ona permalink
    August 8, 2011

    So pretty! Hi from France!


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