Remix Rewear Restyle: A Pop of Color

Remix Rewear Restyle: A Pop of Color

Happy Monday, my dears!

Thanks for having grace and letting me take a mini vacation this past week. I ate entirely too many chips and salsa, stayed outside as much as I could and spent a lot of time with Troy. It was pretty great. I hope you had an amazing week, too!

Did you see all the gorgeous looks for the Spring Layers challenge last Monday? I love, love, LOVE seeing how y’all are remixing your closet and pushing yourselves to try new combinations. In a weird way, I feel a little like a proud mom when I see you stretching and growing in figuring out your style and how to make your wardrobe work for you and your life. Getting e-mails from you guys about how making small changes in something like what you wear is affecting other areas of your life is amazing. Thanks for letting me be part of that!

If you’re new, we’re excited you’re here! Remix Rewear Restyle is a weekly challenge to shop your closet and show us how you style a certain piece. Don’t worry about being right or wrong. There aren’t any rules except to include a piece that fits the challenge. So go shop that closet and link up your look!

This week’s challenge was to add a pop of color.

It’s no secret that I’ve not always been the best at shopping. I used to buy things so haphazardly that pops of color and trends were pretty much all that graced the hangers in my closet. Over the last year-ish, my wardrobe additions have had a neutral bent, because I’ve wanted to purchase timeless pieces. Everything in moderation is a good rule of thumb to follow with your closet. While basics and classics are the foundation of a remixable wardrobe, you should still have pieces you love, are maybe a little outside the box, and that you get excited to wear.

This dress is one of those pieces. It was my April 12 pieces addition, and I found it at my non-profit’s resale store, The Attic via one of their vendors, Threaded Souls. It’s totally outside the comfort zone of what I normally wear, but it’s so comfortable, can easily transition to fall with tights, boots, and a completer piece, and Troy loves it. Win, win, and bigger win.

Greater Than Rubies


Greater Than Rubies

Greater Than Rubies

Remix Rewear Restyle I Greater Than Rubies

Coming up:

May 19: Redress Challenge: Reconstruction
May 26: Refresh: A new way to wear an old favorite

Before we see how you’re styling your pop of color, I want to give you a few ideas for next week’s reconstruction challenge. If you’re struggling to come up with an idea, don’t stress about it- the whole point of RRR is to challenge one another to keep looking at our closets with fresh eyes, and push ourselves to create new outfits from what we have. Be creative!

Here are a few great DIY upcycling projects if you’re a sewer. (coughAmyGcough) :)

And some no-sew ideas if you’re more likely to stick yourself with a needle and bleed all over your creation (a la me):

I’ve got a whole Pinterest board on the topic if you want to browse a few more ideas!

PS Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Tucker Up!

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16 Comments

  • Selah May 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    So, I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that I love this color! ;)
    I’m planning something really different for next week. :D

    • Caitlin Author May 16, 2014 at 7:52 AM

      Ah! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

  • Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue May 12, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    J’adore the little details of this dress – the slight gathering at the shoulders, the rollup tab sleeves – but the color is what really catches the eye. Brilliant!

  • Maria @ A Different Fashion May 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    The color of this dress is gorgeous, and I love the way you accessorized it!

  • Amy G May 12, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Haha, so flattered that you mentioned me! And what a fun dress! Love the color! And you’re right, it’s important to have a mix of basic and colorful fun stuff.

  • Alex @ Undergraduate Style May 13, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Wow that dress is so gorgeous and flattering on your coloration!

  • Carrie May 13, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Yes, this is a gorgeous dress and a beautiful color in general and on you. Good choice/purchase!! This little child is proud of you! :)

    • Caitlin Author May 16, 2014 at 7:52 AM

      You made me laugh out loud. Little child. Gorgeous lady! :)

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together May 14, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    You look SO gorgeous, Caitlin!

  • Jen May 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Hi Caitlin, I recently found your site and totally love it! I am always trying to make the most of my wardrobe and love your ideas and the challenges. The one purchase a month is something that I would love to try though I think it would be very tough – so cool that you did it. And the Get Redressed effort is also something very cool that I am pumped I found through your blog. Looking forward to participating in more link ups and seeing more of what you share!

    ~ Jen

    • Caitlin Author May 16, 2014 at 7:56 AM

      Jen- I’m SO glad that you’re joining us! Can’t wait to see what you come up with and get to know you better!

  • ADA May 16, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    That mini shift dress is gorgeous Caitlin. I’d totally wear it. Magenta is your color for sure. I also love the floral wedges.

    My pleasure linking up. Check out what I wore. Thanks.

    Enjoy the weekend, Ada. =)

  • Caitlin Author May 16, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Gosh y’all are so sweet! You sure know how to make a girl blush. Thanks for sharing your looks with us- I never fail to be inspired by each and every one of you!

  • Jess May 21, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Hi there.
    Love your whole outfit. The purple is such a pretty color on you, and it looks light and pretty to wear in the summer months. Love the floral shoes and of course of MK bag.
    Please drop by PP linkup
    Jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • Katie @ Loverly She May 21, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    That dress is lovely! Love the construction and colour. Looks great on you!

    • Caitlin Author May 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      Thank you, Katie!

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