Winter Remix: Part 1

February 13, 2012

I am participating in Jessica Quirk’s Winter Remix Challenge!  She gave her readers the challenge to take one piece and style it two ways for Winter.  I chose to style the orange blouse you see below, which was a total steal at $10 from H&M.  For today’s look, I wanted a chic weekend-appropriate outfit that I could wear for daytime or nighttime.  On Wednesday, I will show you the other way I styled it, so make sure you check back!

I was instantly drawn to the orange color of this top because I don’t have very much orange in my closet and it’s another good bright that I can mix with the variety of neutrals that currently reside in my closet.  I will caution you if you decide to purchase this blouse:  it was only $10, so it’s total polyester and it’s incredibly static-prone in the winter months.  That being said, I’m not expecting it to last forever, and I will put up with rubbing it with a dryer sheet before I put it on because it’s is a really great winter pick-me-up.  I’m going to try to take good care of it, though, because I’d love to style it with white jeans, brown wedges, and a turquoise necklace if it’s in one piece when Summer rolls around!Thank goodness I purchased this neutral army green vest when it was still being sold at Old Navy – I never imagined how much wear I would get out of it!

Shirt: H&M / Vest: Old Navy (also seen here) / Faux Fur Scarf: The Limited (At Dillards) / Sunglasses: Cole Haan

Clutch: Forever 21 (Similar) / Shoes: Nine West / Bracelet: Forever 21 / Jeans: Gap

  • Alexa

    Oh I love the color on that blouse. The whole outfit is just perfect.

  • Neris

    in love with this outfit! orange looks fab on you!


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  • Crystalin

    Found your blog through What I Wore Remix Challenge. Can’t wait to go through your posts :) The orange blouse and green vest look great together. And love the added faux fur scarf.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you Crystalin! It’s a fun mix of neutrals and brights, isn’t it?

  • Audrey

    You look great! You styled that blouse perfectly. I have the same ON vest :) That blouse would also look great worn with a hot pink skirt or pants! Great blog!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Yes – I have a hot pink skirt, can’t wait to pair it!!

  • Frances

    I was so happy to see your post on What I Wore because I actually just bought this exact blouse at H&M last week. I haven’t worn it yet, but am so excited to remix it into my wardrobe. It was amazing that such a luxurious blouse is only $10!!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Yay! Get to styling, girl! hope you found a fun way to wear it!

  • Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}

    Love how you mixed the blouse with a military style vest. Great idea!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you Miranda!

  • Anaïs

    You don’t have to answer how to style it, you did it perfectly. I love every detail on your look :)

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks for your sweet comment!

  • Lesley

    Such a fun challenge! Love how you styled it and those jeans are super cute!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you! I got the jeans on sale a few years back and totally forgot about them! I think they were like $12! :)

  • Lori

    I would wear it with a nude color pencil skirt, nude peep toe pumps and a hot pink skinny belt.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      That sounds fun!!!

  • Alison H

    You look great, and I especially love the pop of the yellow bangle and the juxtaposition of the scarf and the vest. Beautiful!!

  • Natasha

    This looks great! I think I would maybe pair it with hot pink bottoms for a fun color block look :)

    Natasha ~

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      you’re onto something, Natasha! I just got a hot pink pleated skirt – those two will make a GREAT match when it warms up a bit!

  • Larissa J

    Hi Lauren :) just found your blog via the What I Wore winter mix challenge- I participated as well, and i’ve been loving looking at everything the bloggers decided to remix! I was particularly a fan of your outfit because of the faux fur + old navy vest! I seriously find myself styling that vest with everything lol. I have the khaki colored one. Anyway, I decided to give your blog a visit, and I love it so much, that I’m going to become a new follower! I can’t wait to see more of your personal style!
    It was lovely to meet you :) Visit my blog, if you like!
    xo, Larissa

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Me too, Larissa! I wear the green vest ALL. THE. TIME. It is a perfect mix and match piece. Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

  • Larissa J

    Hello Lauren,
    I’m not sure what happened to my comment a second ago, but I guess I will have to retype it :) Anyways, I found your blog via the What I Wore remix challenge! I participated in it as well, and i’ve been enjoying looking through the different styles that each blogger contributed to the challenge! I particularly liked yours because of your faux fur and Old Navy trench vest! Super cute-I actually have that vest in Khaki, and I find myself styling it with everything! I am a new follower of your blog, and i’m totally excited to see what you style next :) Visit my blog, if you like- I’d love to be blogger friends! it was lovely to meet you!
    xo, Larissa

  • Ashleigh Nicole

    Cute look, you look great!

    xo Ashleigh

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks, Ashleigh!

  • Sarah

    Love love love the orange! I may need to hit up H&M!

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