I bought this skirt over 3 years ago in Vegas...and I had only worn in once. The problem was that I had no idea what to wear it with...so when I got home from my vacation and was coming up with an outfit to wear, it got pulled from my over flowing closet...and magically it worked! I don't know how everyone else builds their outfits, but I usually start with one item that I'm dying to wear and then go from there...this time it was my new shoes. In Toronto I found these Nine West shoes at The Bay on clearance...they were regular $140...marked down to $49.95 plus and extra 40% off..so I ended up paying a whole $25 for them. SCORE!! Before I even had looked at the price I knew I loved them...they were the perfect neutral pair I had been looking for (wedge heel, preferably wood, wide leather straps, brown or cognac).
Next I knew I didn't want to wear jeans or shorts, since I had pretty much lived in them for the last month...and it was too warm for any other pant option...so a skirt or dress it was. The sparkles on this skirt caught my eye...it looked perfect with my new shoes...but for a few seconds my elation had been deflated when I thought I didn't have a shirt that would work....out of my very large closet it appears that I only have one shirt that works with this skirt....I'm hoping that's not true because I hope to get more use out of it in the future...I guess it's time to over haul my closet once again!!
So I'm just curious...how do you build an outfit?? Or does it even get built as opposed to just "thrown together"? I will admit that about 75% of the time my outfits start with a pair of shoes...it's my go to solution...if I stare at my close too long I head over to the shoes and choose a pair I haven't worn in awhile and go from there.