Wear it Two Ways: Emerald

This year, What To Wear is getting a re-vamp. The point of me sharing outfits on Florence Finds has always been twofold. Firstly, it encouraged me to try new things, and I hoped it inspired you guys reading to take more risks with fashion and step outside of your comfort zone a little. Most of all I hope it gives you a little voyeuristic pleasure and inspiration for brightening your day with new sartorial choices.

However, this year I have got new objectives. Too many of my purchases were one hit wonders and I end up turning to the same key pieces over and over again. So What to Wear is now becoming Wear it Two Ways. For each post I’ll be showing how I have worn one key piece (sometimes old, sometimes new) in two different ways. I’m hoping it will inspire me to get more wear out of my purchases and you to mix up your wardrobe a little. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The purchase in this case was a Reiss (sale purchase) jumper. Emerald green in colour, wooly and warm but with enough little details, (like the centre back seam and side split hem,) to make it wearable in other ways. First up I ventured into what is apparently a big trend this winter, tartan. It was perfect for a winter walk in snowy Wales a couple of weekends ago.


Jumper, Reiss AW12 // Shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch // Jeans J.Crew // Wellies, Hunter (Original Gloss)

Of course there’s nothing unexpected about this look, but I thought I might feel a bit fuddy duddy and didn’t at all. I think it’s the shade that’s so versatile however as it’s just bright enough to work with a whole different colour pallet, and up the glamour.


Jumper, Reiss // Skirt, Hobbs (old) // Belt, Whistles (old) // Shoes, Pied a Terre (old)

This look was a product of colour pairing inspiration from Pinterest, and a vintage inspired silhouette. The contrast of thick wooly jumper and layered tulle with sequin embellishment completely changes the feel of the jumper. It’s a great winter date night look (that would be just as good with some black suede ankle boots,) thanks to the nipped in waist from a skinny belt and feminine silhouette.

So let me know what you think of the new feature and which look you prefer – will you be getting more wear out of your knitwear now?

Love,
Rebecca

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18 thoughts on “Wear it Two Ways: Emerald

  1. Oh I am in love with your red Hunters, I have been coveting a pair for a long time now. Are they warm? Do you wear thick socks with them?
    Your sweater is very pretty, says the girl whose favorite color is green. I love the first outfit, fun and casual. And I love the idea of showing us an item worn 2 ways.
    I scored a cable-knit sweater in the sales last winter and I am definitely wearing in different ways, like with shorts and tights here. Wearing knits with dressy skirts (or that sparkly number you showed us in December) is something I still have to attempt. You definitely inspire me to go out of my comfort zone and try out things I would not have thought of myself.

  2. I love the second look! Great idea for a feature too, although it might be helpful to link to similar items that are available now {although I appreciate that means more work for you!}

    Franky x

  3. What a great idea for moving this feature on. I too have tight purse strings this year so really appreciate this format of showing two ways of wearing something. My preferred outfit would probably be night, but I really like both.

    PS – your waist looks TINY!!

  4. I love this new feature it’s so clever! I would never have thought of wearing a jumper with a girly tulle skirt but they look gorgeous together! I can’t wait to see other posts from this series!

  5. Love the idea of two looks. I am beginning to think that I don’t really need more clothes but desperately need someone to come and tell me how to wear what is in my wardrobe! Am looking forward to some inspiration x

  6. Such a great way. I am currently doing an online workshop with Hilary Rushford (Dean Street Society) and it is really challenging me to wear the same thing in different ways (perhaps in ways I would never have though). That jumper is a super lovely colour too. Look forward to seeing more.

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