Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Finding a Remixable Top

Top: Buffalo Exchange  |  Jeans: Gap  |  Wedges: Target

I originally had a post up about makeup organization, but at the last minute I decided I wanted to participate in Kayla's 21 Day Challenge!  The makeup post can wait a little longer.

The first day of the challenge was Monday, and the challenge was to choose an item to remix 3 times during the course of 21 days.  Having just finished the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, you'd think I wouldn't want to remix anymore.  Nope!  I actually want to build my whole closet to be highly remixable.

I bought this top at Buffalo Exchange on Friday.  When deciding whether or not to buy a top, I now run through a quick, basic checklist for whether the top will be easy to remix.  It's usually:

  1. Does it look good belted?
  2. Can it be tucked into a skirt?
  3. Can I wear it by itself (or maybe with a necklace)?
Of course, there are other ways to remix tops, like with layering, but these are the very basic criteria for whether I will buy the shirt.  How do you decide whether to buy a top?

Participate in Kayla's 21 Day Challenge here!


  1. Whitney WorcesterTuesday, August 16, 2011

    I found this blog via FrecklesinApril and have to say that I love your style!  Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for the rest of the challenge! (I used to never thrift and now that's all I want to do! It's seriously addictive! Just warning you ;0)

  2. I'm very excited to see what you come up with over the next few weeks. Your style is one I love!

  3. I'm a huge fan of that shirt! so cute! I need to write down that check list and take it with me while shopping. :)

  4. I make it a note in my phone so that I'm never without it.  Otherwise, I'm lost and buy things that aren't useful.

  5. That's so kind of you.  Thank you so much!  :)

  6. Thank you, Whitney.  I'm glad you stopped by!  I AM starting to get a little thrifting itch that could turn into an addiction fast. 

  7. Love the top with the turquoise necklace! And the half tuck into the jeans is super cute. :)

  8. Oh I totally have a criteria... it is, would I want to meet someone for this first time wearing this shirt?  Kind of like "would I wear this on the first day of school or on a date". I love your criteria and Im totally going to start incorporating those.


  9. Great criteria! And great shirt :) It seems so hard to find shirts that aren't tees and aren't button downs. I'm sure you'll find more than 3 ways to wear this one in the next 21 days. I think it would look great with army green, tomato red or even yellow. 

  10. I buy for the exact same reasons!  But a good print will always distract me from logic.  I love this shirt and am looking forward to the next outfits.

  11. I adore the shape of that shirt! I've been looking for more shirts like that. EVEN BETTER that you got it at BE. 

  12. LOVE the top! 
    The outfit is great...simple yet chic and stylish. 

  13. I'm totally gonna ask myself those kinds of questions now too--"Would I want to meet someone for the first time wearing this?"  Very helpful!


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