With the above Built by Wendy dress in mind, I searched my closet to no avail for a suitable skirt to layer over the bottom half of the romper. Then I gave this vintage skirt with the crazy bright flowers and confetti(?) print a second look because it happens to be the only black skirt I own. I was in no way expecting it to work.
This made me think about how this methodology comes into play for me often when I'm putting together an outfit. I usually start out with a particular article of clothing (in this case the romper) and then go from there. Unexpected combinations often come about because I simply don't own what I would originally think to pair with something and end up trying whatever I happen to have that might work based on color, texture, or shape.
For example, in my last outfit post, I started off with the tapestry skirt and that Pixies tee shirt was the only top I could find with a color and fit that would work with the skirt. By no means did I wake up that morning and think, hmm... I'd like to wear my new tapestry skirt today, I think it would be really cool paired with my old Pixies tee that I haven't worn in years.
So there's a little peak into my sartorial thought process. It's the old "necessity is the mother of invention" method that usually leads to my more creative outfits, which often turn out better than what I would have come up with if only I owned things like a basic black pencil skirt... though I really should get one of those ;)
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