How to Style an Old T-Shirt For a Fresh Look

For the month of July, I decided to join in on the tenth 30-day wardrobe challenge and third summer version. The purpose of this challenge is to update or reboot my summer style. I would also be able to challenge my creativity and change up my personal style. This gives me the extra push to reach outside of my comfort zone by dressing in different styles and wearing unique pieces of clothing or accessories that I normally wouldn’t wear. Trying new things is always a great way to find motivation and inspiration. In addition, you get to learn more about yourself!

For day one, the challenge was to style an old T-shirt in a knot. This theme got me so excited because T-shirts are the most comfortable tops ever and you can style it up in so many different ways. I can probably come up with five different looks with just one T-shirt.

For the top, I cut off the sleeves, tied it up in a cute knot in the front and paired it up with a mustard colored skirt. I really like the color combination of this outfit. The dark T-shirt really helps make the vivid yellow pop out. Moreover, the graphic design on the T-shirt adds a little fun to this simple outfit.

To add more color, I added in red reflective shades. This helped my outfit look more bold and vibrant. The colors of the shades and skirt complement each other because both colors are vivid and have a lot of contrast. For the shoes, I wore my favorite flat mules. Now my outfit has a mixture of sophistication and a little bit of grunge vibe.

For the makeup, I decided to go vivid as well. I wore a matte red lip stain with a sharp cat-eye look. I did not use eye shadow because I wanted the natural look with bold lips. The bold lips match well with the contrasted theme of this outfit. I don’t usually wear a lot of bright colors but this colored theme made me want to wear more festive colors.

Join in on the 30-day wardrobe challenge and submit your photos with the hashtag #WWWsummer30 for a chance to be featured. Comment below how you styled your first old T-shirt challenge!

Once Upon a Pair of Mom Jeans

After ordering my first pair of high-waisted mom jeans from PacSun, I instantly became so obsessed. If you ever feel like you have no idea what to wear, put on some mom jeans because they can honestly pair up with anything and it gives a hint of vintage style. They’re also super comfy to wear because they’re not too tight. It’s almost the month of June and the weather is still staying in the ’60s and ’70s. This gives me an opportunity to take advantage of the cool breezy weather and bring out my favorite pair of mom jeans!

For this mom jean look, I decided to mix vintage, retro, and street style together. I threw in this leather jacket from Forever 21 to give it a more modern and contemporary look. A leather jacket is also my favorite thing to wear because it also goes with anything I put together. This black leather jacket made my whole outfit stand out and made it look edgier.

Since I wore plain neutral colors and didn’t wear any patterns, I added a trendy black faux crocodile belt to spice things up a bit. This gave my outfit more detail and definition. The silver designs on the belt can easily stand out from the neutral colors I wore.

Reflective sunglasses are cutting edge at the moment. These trendy glasses also helped this outfit look more edgy and detailed. Whenever I wear reflective glasses it makes me feel like a rockstar. A bit of advice: if you ever feel like your outfit is too empty or too plain, adding a pair of reflective sunglasses will definitely add boldness to your look.

To finish off this look, I wore these black loafers to go with the vintage mom jeans. These slip-on loafers are super chic and in-style at the moment. I love wearing these with jeans. Another tip: pair up your favorite loafers with floral print jeans or shorts. In my opinion, these shoes give off a posh and sophisticated style.

Living next to the Big Apple has given me the chance to see so many Fashionistas around sharing their opinions on current trends. Walking around the city, you get to see how each individual styles similar pieces differently. For that reason, I am constantly being inspired!

What is your favorite trendy item to wear? Let me know in the comments below!