There is always at least one piece hanging in your closet—usually something vibrant or bejeweled or with a dramatic silhouette that is just slightly out of your usual style wheelhouse.
Sure, it’s a little out there but you love it and, before you were through the checkout line, you had mentally crafted the perfect outfit around it. There’s just one drawback: You are hard pressed to dream up more than one outfit for your beloved, eye-catching wardrobe addition.
But what is the fun in owning that knockout piece if you only wear it with the same t-shirt-and-jeans? That style rut is just the opportunity you need to challenge yourself to re-think, re-style and re-wear that thrilling feathered mini-skirt or sequined shift dress.
So, in that vein, we tasked fashion blogger Casey Shteamer of Imperfect Wonder to style this sunny Asymmetrical Scuba Jacket in two distinct ways. “I was initially drawn to this jacket because of the bright, primary color and the material,” enthused Casey. “I love planning an outfit around such a loud, key piece. You don't see a lot of purely primary yellows in fashion so I found this jacket unique in that way.”
Challenge accepted then!
For her first look, Casey pairs her scuba jacket with a chunky woven knit turtleneck and sexy over-the-knee boots, dispelling any notion that outfits should be limited to only one statement piece. Her covered-up top is alluringly balanced with an unexpected flash of skin. Cat-eye sunglasses and a leopard print envelope clutch are just quirky enough to keep this look daytime-friendly. If your local weather is too brisk for bare legs, Casey’s outfit would be equally cool with skinny, dark denim tucked into the boots.
In her second outfit, Casey breaks off into casual-chic territory. Typically, this shade of bright yellow would be toned town with beige, tan or white neutrals for a safe bet outfit. Rather than play down the color, Casey pumps up the intensity of the yellow and wears her jacket with black leggings and a thin striped knit T. To keep the focus on the contrasting colors, Casey slips a tan handbag over her shoulder.
Do you have one prized item lurking in your wardrobe that needs an outfit refresh? Tell us the two ways you style it below!
Photography by Daniel "Dank" Korenevsky