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When I shop for a new item or pack for a trip, the first question I ask is, “How many ways can I wear this?” If the top is a bright color or the jeans have jewels on the pockets, or they are too distressed, they are going to be very limiting, so I pass on those items.
I spend the bulk of my clothing budget on solid neutral colors. Neutral colors go with everything in my closet, they are not memorable, and most importantly those are the colors I feel most comfortable wearing. My neutrals are navy, white, gray and black. If you have a golden undertone, your neutrals might be brown, navy, olive, camel and cream.
Let’s move on to the fun part! Accessories are the spice in the wardrobe recipe. Scarves, jewelry, vests, and handbags are the elements I use to create unique looks that reflect my personality. This black and white cascading vest from Covered Perfectly ticks off all the boxes. I can wear it in many ways, it is lightweight enough to wear all year round and the colors complement my skin tone. The Covered Perfectly Cascading Vest is here.
The first look I created is one that I could wear to a cocktail party or any dressed-up event. I tied the vest up in an empire waist over both a tank dress and a three-quarter sleeve top. By layering the top over the dress, I covered my arms and the empire waist tie keeps the proportions balanced. I always wear pantyhose with dresses.
Above, I styled the vest as I might wear it out to lunch with friends or to a business meeting. I wore it loose over the same top with a belt over tapered leg pants.
The belt can also be worn on the outside of the vest to define the waistline. The flats captivated me the moment I saw them.
My go-to casual look has been a T-shirt with jeans since I was a teenager. That look isn’t as flattering on my sixty-two-year-old figure, so I have to finesse it a bit. In these last photos, I am wearing a very soft and comfortable Covered Perfectly Simple Comfort top in white here.
The Covered Perfectly Cascading Vest is here.
This time I tied it low and carried a simple black leather very old tote.
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The same vest can be worn as a scarf! I created a video to show you how:
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