In this feature, I am going to take an outfit that I wasn't crazy about from last year and try to make it into something that I love. To keep it a little more challenging, I will translate as many elements as possible from the original outfit into the new outfit.
(You can see the outfit details in the original post ... right here.)
This is a case of wrong proportions for me. I don't like how the maxi isn't quite long enough to fall over the chunky platforms and the dress seems doesn't seem substantial enough to stand up against the weight of the shoes. The turtleneck with the maxi dress reads matronly to me. However, I DO like the navy/orange color combination and the strips ... perhaps just not the thin variety.
(Dress: F21 // Shirt: French Connection for JCPenny // Cardigan: NY&Co via Gabriel Brothers // Necklace: Jupe // Shoes: Steve Madden // Bag: H&M)
Sporting a maxi dress and a turtleneck made me feel like I was trying to hide my body so rather than the striped turtleneck, I opted for a less matronly breton striped shirt that revealed a bit of collar bone (scandalous!). Since I really loved the original color combination, I carried that through with the bright orange cardigan. The chunky heels in the original outfit were a deal breaker for me so I knew I'd be going with flats and settled on a leopard print pair to add a little spunk.
What do you guys think? Which outfit do you like better? What would you have changed?