My relation with fashion has been shifting lately, especially after moving to London.
To start, the weather and my everyday life here are very different from what I was used to in São Paulo. So outfits change, and I also have to consider the issue of space (since houses are smaller here, and consequently my wardrobe). The best option is to have a more intelligent, versatile and lean closet.
One of the biggest changes in my wardrobe is that now I look for items that I can use in different combinations and occasions – hence the title of this post, 3×1 – which means three looks with one single skirt.
Actually, this skirt allows more than three looks, but the three I photographed best illustrate my idea of finding versatile items, that can create different combination with what you already have in your wardrobe.
This skirt became a hit online, and I know why. It is printed, but with a classic vichy print. The colour helps the combination, its cut is asymmetric, and the length is one of the current favourites. With all these aspects, this skirt becomes modern and cool – and of course the price is a big plus – £29,90 at Zara.
Here are the three looks I photographed with the skirt:
The first look is my favourite. It combines the skirt’s print with the shirt, keeping the red colour as predominant, and I added a little colour with some accessories, namely my sandals and earrings. The makeup is light, without too much colour to keep focus on the outfit. This is a look I consider to be more elegant, with a touch of modern. (Skirt: Zara/ Blouse: Zara/ Sandals: Schultz/ Earrings: Vintage)
The second look is more casual and basic. The tennis shoes lends the skirt a new view, a lot more unpretentious. The scarf, sunglasses and red lipstick helps the overall look to balance the basic t-shirt. (Skirt: Zara/ T-shirt: H&M/ Sneakers: Adidas/ Sunglasses: Zara/ Scarf: Vintage)
The third look is another print combination, but more discreet (the blouse is made from a tailor’s fabric). But since I wanted a more sophisticated look, I added some classic accessories, and decided to use a pink lipstick (because I think that pink and red make an excellent combination). All that combined with high heel shoes that matches the look’s colour palette. (Skirt: Zara/ Blouse: Vintage/ Shoes: Schultz/ Sunglasses: Karen Walker/ Acessories: H.Stern, Lily and Rose by Zetterberg)
They are three looks with different ideas, for different occasions and show the versatility I look for in a clothing item. Of course these are only a few examples of all the possible matches that can be made with this skirt. And ever since I bought this skirt, I have used it so much, with so many outfits. And will continue using – and you can follow that through my social media channels.
Shifting to a more sustainable use of fashion is a daily exercise, and everyday I learn more. And buying items that you are going to use many times is a way to be sustainable (plus, you will save money).