Something this pink deserves to be paired with pieces that allow it to shine. As an anchor to this outfit, it’s teeny and tight, so legs need to be matte, black, and look super-long with black lace-up booties. Topping things off with a DIY altered band jacket to add some kooky-sexy, this is the perfect outfit for that urban excursion or first date.

(DIY band jacket, white t-shirt, silver hammered bangles, silver and rhinestone wave rings, stretch elastic studded belt, Necessary Objects Pink Stretch Poly Mini Skirt, patent clutch handbag, tights, suede oxford booties)

Styling Tip: If you want to embrace a current trend, you don’t need to go out and buy a brand new wardrobe. By looking at what you already have in your closet – and taking a trip to the sewing store – you can give many of your pieces a new life. Using funky trims, different buttons, padding, and safety pins, you can add or take away elements from your clothing…none of which need to be permanent alterations! For example, I wanted a structured marching band jacket but didn’t want to buy it. Instead, I took a mandarin-collar cropped jacket I already had, and folded the hemline under, safety-pinning it to create that cutaway line. I pinned shoulder pads inside, and then stitched on some trim from the fabric store in a curlicue pattern. For all of $9, I had myself a brand-new jacket – one that I can convert back to the cropped collared jacket anytime the trend dies.

Thank you for looking and I’d love to have your vote on or!
Carly J. Cais


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