In today’s fashion shoot, I’ve combined one of my favorite motifs with one of my favorite settings. The grid of patterned tights meets the grid of endless windows as I share my latest retro-meets-modern ensemble in an Austin office park setting. Get ready for columns, reflective glass, gleaming metal, and one colorful ensemble…
I have to be honest–I find shopping for clothes to be a real struggle. I’m difficult to fit, and I’m the opposite of tall, so many times, clothing items need tweaking or altering to really work. I’m on a budget, so I have to really love something before I’ll buy it. Plus, my passion for interior design often distracts me from purchasing clothes. I can buy a new chrome vase that I know will work, or I can spend 3 hours going skirt shopping. Again. You can see where this is going!
So it’s clear that I need to make an effort in the fashion arena. Which is why once a month I’ll be sharing a new ensemble with you. Today’s outfit of choice follows a simple formula: black shirt + colorful skirt + grid-patterned tights = fun combination!
Recognize the geo necklace above? Yes, it’s from a July DIY project featured here on Mirror80. It’s super easy to make–you can use painted wooden beads and other jewelry remnants. Read more about the necklace here.
Does architecture ever inspire your fashion choices? I love office buildings designed and built in the late ’80s and early ’90s. When I put together today’s featured outfit, the building below came to mind as a photo shoot site…
Arches, grid-style windows, black-tinted glass and red railings are quite an alluring combination:
Let’s talk outfit details…
- Shirt: Dillard’s, purchased several years ago
- Skirt: H&M
- Tights: American Apparel
- Shoes: Blowfish (several years old)
- Necklace: a Mirror80 creation!
To be totally honest, the only new item in today’s shoot is the skirt. The other items were already in my closet. Sometimes one new piece can refresh a handful of old ones. And spawn a variety of new outfit possibilities.
Now that’s something to celebrate!
Thanks for joining me for my first fashion shoot! More to come in October, perhaps Halloween costume-related. We’ll see…
▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ says
Kate, what a fresh, zesty shoot in a well-fitting atmosphere!
I like how your dress matches the building, or is it the other way around?
Couldn’t help but 80sify you further: http://i.imgur.com/UvO0uMb.jpg
Thanks so much! The outfit actually came first, and then I knew the building had to be the backdrop ; – ) Thank you for putting a true 80s spin on the photo. I love it!!!