41 WAY TO WEAR A WHITE TUNIC BLOUSE (FOR ALL SEASONS)
|#1 WITH A VINTAGE MIDI DRESS, A SCARF, DRIVING LOAFERS AND A STRAW BAG|
|#2 WITH A GREY MINI SKIRT, A WHITE BAG AND FLORAL SANDALS|
These kind of 'x ways to wear a y items' posts can be a good way to introduce fresh styling ideas. An easy way to shop your closet is to choose an item you really like and try to create different outfits with it. I got this white ruffled tunics as a part of a collaboration one summer. Once I figured out that I can wear it both as a dress and a blouse, it quickly became one of my summer favourites. If you are creative enough, you can turn all your dresses into blouses this way (by tucking them in your skirt and eliminating a need for an underskirt or a slip in the process). It is a fantastic way to save up on luggage and closet space as well. Another thing I like about this tunics is that it can be worn two ways: as an off shoulder item and as a regular one.
|#3 WITH PINK HEELS (WORN AS A DRESS)|
The outfit bellow is one of those looks that are so easy to put together. If you want to dress up your white tunics or dress, all you need is a pair of stilettos. Grab a little clutch and you're ready to go. An outfit like this one would make a great date look. It is easy to transition it as well. Just wear a jacket, a blazer or a coat on top and you're all set for a hot autumn date.
|#4 WITH WHITE JEANS , BROWN SANDALS AND A BLUE BAG|
My summer outfit proposal is an all white styling. All white outfits are perfect for summer, don't you agree? This lovely dress is technically not all white, it has some interesting print that looks like embroidery but I think a touch of colour always looks nice, even more so in an otherwise all white styling. Anyhow, I paired this off shoulder white dress with white jeans. This vintage pair of white jeans has proved an ideal pairing for summer dresses. To make this white styling even more summery, I accessorized with earrings and a beach bag. It was a very comfortable outfit to wear, perfect for an evening stroll. This dress can also be paired with leggings, or even worn on its own.
|#5 WITH CROPPED JEANS AND A SCARF HEADBAND|
|#6 WITH A VINTAGE RED FLORAL SKIRT AND BROWN SANDALS AND BAG|
Outfit number 6 shows you another way to style this white off shoulder dress /tunics! I already wore it with white jeans, and today I'm going to show you how to wear it with a red floral skirt. This vintage floral skirt comes from a matching set (I'll show you more photographs bellow). If you own a matching set, there is no need to limit yourself to wearing it in the same way. You can always mix and match. For example, in the outfit you can see bellow, the floral details on the off shoulder dress/blouse match really well with the floral details on the skirt. It's a different floral print, but it looks nice worn together. At least I think so! White and red is always a winning combo if you ask me. There is something about the combination of those two colours that is always eye-catching. Throw in some blue and caramel details and I'm happy as I can be. I guess I'm just a girl who loves colours.
|#7 WITH A VINTAGE MINT BLAZER, BLACK LEGGINGS AND BW SNEAKERS|
This is another outfit I wore for a walk (I'm very keen on walking). Bellow you can see me pairing this tunics with black leggings, sneakers and a vintage mint blazer. It was such a comfy look! Transitioning outfits really aren't that difficult. Most of the time, you can get away with recycling your summer outfits. More often than not, all you need to turn your summer outfits into an autumn one is a pair of tights (or leggings), a nice blazer and appropriate shoes. You don't have to panic and buy everything in the store just because season changes. When in doubt, don't buy. Just remember to buy only those clothing items you are sure you will love and wear. Fast fashion is a habit we must try to break.
|#8 WITH VINTAGE WHITE JEANS, A BLACK BAG AND FLORAL SANDALS|
|#9 WITH A VINTAGE PINK KNIT AND BELLISSIMA SKIRT|
OUTFIT IDEA #9: PINK CARDI PAIRED WITH A WHITE OFF SHOULDER TUNICS, BELLISSIMA SKIRT AND HEELED BOOTS
|#10 WITH A BLACK A-LINE DRESS, LEOPARD HEELS AND BURGUNDY TIGHTS & JACKET|
3. Musala bridge (also known under its old name Tito's bridge here and here)
4. You can see photographs of Mostar's catholic cathedral here.
5. You can see images of Mostar and its famous Nertva river here, here and here.
6. You can see the surrounds of one of its most iconic catholic churches here.
7. You can see both photographs of old bridge and my drawing of it here.
8. Another one of my favourites when it comes to streets here.
9. You can see photographs of Croatian cultural centre/theater here , here , here , here and here.
10. You can see photographs of the main city park here here, here, here and here.
11. You can see images of Spanish square here, here , here , here and here.
12. You can see photographs of Custom's bridge here and here.
13. You can see photographs of the new bridge here and here.
|#11 WITH A FLORAL SKIRT, HEELED BOOTS, YELLOW BLAZER AND BURGUNDY BAG|
Outfit proposal is something I wore for a visit to Čapljina. This is a nice transitional look that I might copy one of these days. I quite like the combo of this white tunics and the floral skirt. The boots and the yellow blazer are a nice way to style this tunics and turn it into an autumn piece.
|#12 WITH A VINTAGE PENCIL SKIRT, BOROMIRA SANDALS AND A STRAW HAT|
|#13 LAYERED UNDER A BLACK DRESS WITH GYPSY SKIRT ON TOP & BLACK HEELS|
|#16 WITH A GYPSY SKIRT AND SNEAKERS|
Now, we come to the outfit number 17, an outfit I wore for a summer visit to Hutovo blato nature park. My outfit was all about being comfortable but feeling stylish at the same time. I choose to wear a striped cap for additional sun protection. During summer, a pair of sunglasses is a must and so are light clothes. I wore my trusted white tunics, pepita short and driving loafers.
THE STORY OF MY OUTFIT- HOW I WORE THESE ITEMS BEFORE?
|#17 WITH SHORTS AND DRIVING LOAFERS|
What about outfit number 18? Below you can see another summer styling, this one was something I wore for a lunch date with my husband and it was posted alongside my fashion illustrations in one of those Friday Fashion Illustrations posts.
|#18 WITH A BLUE SKIRT AND WHITE HEELED SANDALS|
|#19 WITH A STRIPED SKIRT AND STRAW HAT|
I think every opportunity to dress up should be seized. Carpe diem- seize the day. I like to dress up even when I'm at home or in the nature. Why should we wear nice clothes just for places someone deemed fancy? In my book, nature is by definition beautiful, far more beautiful than any place deemed fancy. So, it makes sense to dress the part. My home is a pretty fancy place in my book as well. What does dressing up mean anyway? I suppose 'dressing up' means different things to us all, doesn't it? For some it's more about clothes, for others it's all about choosing the right make up, hairdo or accessories such as pretty jewellery or a posh bag. My personal definition of it is doing or wearing whatever makes you feel dressed up or beautiful. In my case, it's mostly wearing clothes or accessories that I genuinely enjoy and that make me feel like a Barbie of some sort. A nice hairdo doesn't hurt either. I'm still struggling with iron and I found that braiding my hair makes my life a bit easier. My hair is typically naturally straight but with my iron this low, it is harder to manage and tends to get tangled. So, braided hairstyles come to the rescue. I always get asked whether I'm wearing extensions when I braid my hair. No, that's all my hair. Ever since it got warmer and sunnier, I'm protecting my hair and my face by opting for a wide brim straw hat. I do love straw hats. If you live in a Mediterranean climate, wide brim hats are absolutely a must. Fedora hats are cute, but remember that every extra inch on your hat reduces the chances of you getting skin cancer. The bigger is often the better when it comes to choosing a hat that will protect you against the summer heat. Speaking of heat, the day I wore this outfit was pretty warm. Yes, it was quite warm that day, a proper late Spring day. We chilled by Bunica river seeking refreshment. Buna recreational area is a great place to visit. It's always so green and beautiful here. I think my outfit was well selected. Comfortable enough to do some hiking, but pretty enough to make me feel happy and dressed up. I don't regret wearing tights as I generally find them comfortable even in warmer weather. I got used to wearing tights when I was a flight attendant. Plus, tights are basically shape-wear. Maybe you don't think of them that way, but they can help to smooth everything. All in all, I was happy with this comfy but feminine outfit. Buna was the destination for the first 'weekend trip', my husband and I took many years ago when I was an University student. Taking short trips has become one of us routines. We love to sneak out to nature, sometimes just for a few hours and come back feeling energized and refreshed. You don't always have to take a vacation, sometimes a few hours are all it takes to explore areas around you. My last post was from Croatia, but Bosnia and Herzegovina has a lot of great destinations as well. Buna is one of them. I love being a local tourist. Even before corona, I never really travelled abroad. I was always content to explore the beauty that was in my vicinity. I sort of live in two countries (I alternate between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia) but I do live by the 'be a tourist in your country'. It helps that I have two beautiful countries to live in but either of them would probably be enough for me. I know there have been so many negatives due to recent events in the world, but one good thing we can learn from all of this is to appreciate the place we have found ourselves in. Appreciate the place you live in. Every place is beautiful in some way. Spending time in nature is always a good thing for our mental and health wealth being. There are many natural oasis around us and often we don't really have to travel that far to find them.
|#20 WITH A STRIPED SKIRT, BURGUNDY BAG AND BROWN SANDALS|
#21 WITH A GREY PENCIL SKIRT, A STRAW BAG AND BLACK PEKO SANDALS
#22 WITH A BLUE MIDI SKIRT, TROPICAL PRINT SANDALS AND BURGUNDY BAG
THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT- SHOPPING MY CLOSET AGAIN
Once again, I shopped my closet for this look. This material of this midi skirt is a bit thick so I usually save it for colder months, but I figured I might give it a try. It turns out that I wasn't hot at all. I felt very comfortable in this styling. It probably helped that I wore the most comfortable sandals known to mankind for this walk. I layered my white tunics under this skirt (I'm close to thirty wears with this tunics!) under the skirt. I choose a burgundy bag I've had for years but still looks brand new. For accessories, I went for a long pink and purple necklace I made myself many years ago and a white straw hat (that was a practical choice because the sun is quite strong in Herzegovina)
HOW I WORE IT BEFORE?
THE BLUE MIDI VINTAGE SKIRT- last shown here. I've got this skirt from my sister-in-law. It's a size to be big, so I haven't gotten that much wear of it but on the other hand it's ideal for layering and oversize is often a more comfortable option in the summer.
TROPICAL PRINT SANDALS - worn here. I think I'm close to thirty wears with this pair.
BURGUNDY BAG- worn here. I've actually talked about this bag with my husband recently. We were both amazed by the fact that it doesn't look brand new- and I've had it for years.
HANDMADE NECKLACE (I MADE IT ABOUT 17 YEARS OLD)- worn here. I need to take close ups of this beaded necklace, it's really pretty. I think I was about nineteen when I made it.
|#23 WITH A WHITE PENCIL SKIRT, TROPICAL PRINT SANDALS AND A BLUE BELT|
|#25 WITH A BLACK BURGUNDY BAG AND DRIVING LOAFERS|
|#26 WITH BLUE JEANS, STRIPED SNEAKERS AND MINT BLAZER|
What to say about green and blue? These two gorgeous colours come in so many lovely shades. If you take another look at the above shared outfit, you might notice the other fashion illustration I'm holding, the one depicting a green and a blue outfit. Well, besides that illustrated look, I also have an outfit proposal featuring a combination of these two colours. This time I opted for a vintage mint blazer, a white tunics and a pair of jeans. I wore the blazer over the shoulders because it was a warm day and because I'm a fan of this unpractical trend.
|#27 WITH STANKA ZOVKO SKIRT, MINI BLACK BAG AND BROWN SANDALS|
I wore this outfit to say goodbye to summer back in 2021. I actually wore it recently to work. I got some compliments for the styling btw. So, you could say I was saying goodbye to summer once again. The only thing different in my styling were the accessories, I chose a more practical bag and sandals.
|#28 WITH BLACK LEGGINGS AND STRIPED SNEAKERS|
|#29 WORN THE OTHER WAY AROUND|
I don't have much to say about the outfit number 29. It's another transitional styling, but with a twist. I'm wearing the tunics the other way around.
|#30 WORN WITH A DENIM SKIRT, GREY TIGHTS AND A PAIR OF PINK HEELS|
As for outfit 30, it's a more dressed up version of a denim styling. Everything looks more dressed up with heels.
|#31 WITH JEANS, BOOTS AND A LONG FLORAL CARDI|
Outfit number 31 is an outfit I wore last spring but I didn't find time to share it. So, here it is now. I like the layering in this look. I don't have this cardi anymore. I left it with a girl who was my roommate this summer because I wanted her to have something of my own.
|#32 WITH BLACK LEGGINGS, A GREEN SCARF AND A YELLOW BLAZER|
#34 WITH A BLUE MIDI SKIRT, LEOPARD HEELS AND A GREY BLAZER
#35 WITH BLACK SHORTS AND A WHITE TUNICS
OUTFIT NUMBER #34 IS SOMETHING I WANT TO WEAR AGAIN!
THE STORY OF MY OUTFIT- HOW I WORE IT BEFORE?
THE WHITE RUFFLED TUNICS (worn under blazer)- HERE 8 WAYS TO WEAR
DIY BROOCH - made from recycled fabric
THE STRAW BAG- HERE
THE BLUE MIDI SKIRT (second hand)- HERE
THE LEOPARD HEELS (old)- HERE
HOW I ILLUSTRATED IT BEFORE? I have actually illustrated one item from this outfit in the past. Can you guess which one? If you guessed the grey blazer, you were correct in your guess. I have illustrated this item in another outfit, i.e. the one where I paired it with a black ruffled dress.
Below you can see 3 outfits following the white tunics plus skirt formula. I like how this white ruffled tunics looks good with any kind of skirt. It seems to look just as cool paired with a leather skirt as it does with a more romantic floral skirt.
|#36 WITH A BEIGE FLORAL SKIRT AND SUEDE HEELS/ #37 WITH A LEATHER SKIRT AND METAL HEELS #38 WITH A PINK FLORAL SKIRT|
|#39 WITH A RED BLAZER AND SUEDE BOHO HEELS |
#40 WITH WHITE HEELS AND A BLACK MINI BAG
#41 WITH LEGGINGS, MINT BLAZER AND BIKER BOOTS