As the title indicates, today I'll show you two ways to style a red top/blouse with flared sleeves. As you might know, I have a soft spot for statement sleeves. This is one trend that I can't get enough of. Drama sleeves are such an easy way to jazzy up an outfit. Flared sleeves in particular can be such a wonderful option for summer because they're often breezy and light. No wonder I've been wearing this flare sleeved top a lot lately. Moreover, scarlet red is such a fun colour to wear in the summer. If you want to try a more bolder shade of red, summer is a great time to do it. Both of my outfit proposals feature a flared top paired with a skirt. In the first outfit I paired this red top with a mini skirt and in the second I paired it with a maxi gypsy skirt. I kept the colours pretty simple in my first look, opting to pair a red top with a neutral grey mini skirt. However, in the second I decided to contrast colours. Scroll down to see more and do tell me how you feel about statement sleeves? Do you like them? Do you wear them? What kind of sleeves are your favourite ones? Have you tried rocking puffed sleeves yet? Do you like ruffled sleeves? How do you feel about flare sleeves?
THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT #1
I've been trying to do the math and calculate whether this red flared top could pass as vintage. You see, I bought it as a teenager, so it might be already vintage (because I'm 34 years old). If it isn't there already, this top is certainly on its way to become a vintage item. Now, when it comes to this skirt, I bought it a few years ago from a local Croatian brand Modain. I'm not sure whether I wore it 30 times, but I'm definitely getting there. I do like the combination of this top with this skirt. These Borovo sandals are an obvious choice when comfort is needed and a straw hat is a must when the sun is strong. To spice things up I bit, I accessorized with a statement necklace and a beautiful second hand bag. This bag really deserves a story of its own. A friend gifted it to me. She told me how she was looking for a bag but they all seemed too ordinary for my style until she saw the bag. It turned out that the bag belonged to the owner of the shop, and you know what? She managed to persuade the shop owner to sell it to her. So, this bag is quite literally second hand.:)
HOW I WORE IT BEFORE?
Some say that it takes thirty wears for an item to become sustainable. Based on the fact that I have had this red top for years, I'm pretty sure I wore it more than 30 times. I do try to wear the clothes I own. Here are some links with outfits that prove it:
RESTAURANT REVIEW - NEW CHINESE RESTAURANT IN VICINITY OF MOSTAR
A new Chinese restaurant opened in vicinity of Mostar, (address: Ortiješ- located on the banks of Neretva river, where the wedding saloon XXL used to be). Naturally, we had to go and check it out. So far, we have dined there twice and we really enjoyed ourselves both times. We pretty much always order the same things: dumplings with meat and noodles with vegetables. Perfect comfort food if you ask me. The restaurant is quite spacious (it used to be a wedding saloon).The portions are large, the food is well prepared and the prices are affordable affordable. So, I can definitely recommend it.
THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT #2
Alright, now let me show you the second outfit proposal of the day, this one features a maxi gypsy skirt. I suppose that I could also call it a midi skirt, the waist is elastic so it can be worn riding higher or lower. When I wear it as a high waist item, this gypsy skirt technically gets turned into a midi skirt. I do like skirts whose length can be altered depending on how I wear it. I bought this gypsy skirt when I was twenty so I definitely had it for a while. I wanted to pair it with this top because I like to contrast colours, especially red and purple. This gypsy skirt is dark green but it has purple details and I like how they clash with this scarlet flare top. I finished the outfit with a yellow plastic bag and a pair of high heeled block sandals. Let me tell you, it was such a comfortable outfit! I accessories with a DIY fringed necklace and I also added a fringed pedant I made myself to a pair of earrings I was wearing. Nothing like a bit of matching chic! I did enjoy the boho vibes of this outfit. My only dilemma was whether I should tuck in this top or not. It has ruffles so that makes tucking it a bit harder but I opted to do it anyway. What do you think of this combo? The occasion I wore this outfit for was another date with my significant other. We went for a walk and a sat down for a cup of coffee. It was such a lovely evening really. Do you know that feeling when you find the perfect outfit to match your mood? This was it basically.
HOW I STYLED IT BEFORE?
In an effort to be more sustainable in my posts, I've decided to link up old post that show me wearing items I worn before. A great thing about having a blog is being able to keep a visual track of one's outfits. I don't photograph all of my outfits (though, that's not a bad idea, I might do it some day), but I still feel like having a fashion blog is a bit like writing a style diary. It sure makes it easier to be more sustainable and aware of what we are wearing and why. With that in mind.....