stripes everywhere!

I am always talking about mixing and matching pieces, so today I decided to challenge myself and create four outfits with one top.

I found this summer sweater at Ann Taylor, regularly $44 marked down to $17.

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Ready? Here we go!

I wrote about these pants last month, when I posted about spring pastel pants. I added the summer sweater here:

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Next, I tried the sweater with an emerald green skirt that I also found at Ann Taylor. It was regularly approx. $88 marked down to $17. This skirt needs ironing, but I was too busy building outfits! Sorry, you guys; I will iron it before I wear it to work, I swear!

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Then, I created a new look by keeping it monochromatic and swapped the green skirt for a blue skirt that I found during my consignment adventure. This is a BCBG Max Azria blue skirt that was $7 marked down from $158. Yep.

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Now, here is the exciting part. Okay, that sounds weird, but I think building outfits is exciting! So, I added some accessories to complete the whole look. The yellow necklace was in the clearance section at Charming Charlie’s and the polka dot shoes were my Gap find that I wore with patterned pants during my print-a-palooza.

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The last swap I made was my changing out the necklace to an Anthropologie necklace that my sister got me (awesome find). The necklace looks great with the green pants and green skirt because the beads are green and blue.

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Ta da! One sweater, so many different options!

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Each outfit is work appropriate, unique and makes good use of what I already had in my closet. This was a fun challenge; try it yourself and see what you find!

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) When matching top pieces to bottom pieces, you can start by keeping the outfit monochromatic. The blue skirt and blue sweater was an easy match! When I swapped out the blue skirt for a green skirt or green pants, I just added the color next to blue on the color wheel. It’s all up to personal taste though, and I think the top would also look nice with a gray skirt or even a bold red skirt!

2) Accessories, as I always say, can easily change up an outfit. The simple switch of a necklace can change the look of each outfit. All of the pairings looked nice, but the accessories made each look complete and polished for work.

This sweater is going to get a ton of use this summer…and of course, add a cardigan and this summer sweater is ready for fall and winter! One sweater added a lot of variety to my closet. Go shopping in your own closet!

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