Spring is here ! It is officially the first day of Spring and I am wasting no time jumping right in with pastels, off the shoulder tops, and pretty sundresses. I have to admit, the off the shoulder trend is one you will have a hard time getting me out of this summer ( and probably into fall). A little shoulder action in a dress (HERE) or a pretty blouse ; like this baby blue cropped blouse from Mandee, are the perfect simple accent to your spring time look.
Cropped Off the Shoulder Top – Mandee
Flare Leg Jeans – Charlotte Russe
PC || CREATEHERSTOCK
I paired this top with my favorite ( and only) flare jeans also worn HERE and a pair of camel colored ankle boots I found while thrifting a couple of years ago. I am a huge believer in having a wardrobe that actually works for you. As fabulous as it seems to buy a piece and only wear it once– I am not really about that life. I have a rule of three when I shop — basically a way of making sure I am making the most of my money. I try to find pieces that I can wear more than once and in different ways. It is very possible to wear one piece many MANY different ways —
My Shopping Rule of Three :
When you’re shopping for new additions to your wardrobe maximize your budget by building on pieces that you already own and that you can style in three different ways .
How can I style this piece three different ways ? or Are there three pieces in my closet I can wear with this ? ( accessories/ shoes/ jacket)
My favorite thing about this rule ( outside of the serious savings — trust me your budget will thank you later) is that your personal style evolves with this internal shopping game you play with yourself. The way you concept and put together your outfits will expand because you will WANT to come up with new ways to wear pieces you fall in love with . One of my favorite sweaters worn HERE, HERE and HERE are the proof in the pudding I will wear a piece more than once with no problem. You cant buy good style, that comes from within . You cant buy it – but you can grow and shape it to make it your own.
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You can rest assured that this flouncy top will be seen again . Those sleeves call to me ! Do you love the off the shoulder trend ? Check out more off the shoulder pieces all under $50 – and yes , they are Rule of Three Approved!