Styling Two Piece Outfits / Faux Orchid Midi “Dress”

Lately I am all about making my clothes go further for a sustainable wardrobe. A sustainable wardrobe is one that is completely functional where clothing is able to transition and move with other pieces in the same closet, achieving such has and will always be my goal as I continuously make clothing.

Part of my creative process to making this happen starts with changing the way I see a pattern. not limiting myself to just the way it is styled by the designer or others by also seeing other possibilities it may hold in terms of modifications. This Orchid Midi Dress is no exception to that process and I was so happy to work on it in collaboration with Chalk & Notch (DISCLOSURE: this post is not sponsored).

THE HACK

The Orchid Midi Dress is one I’ve made before using a tablecloth, but this one I made I knew I’d be turning into a two piece. I hacked the skirt by adding an invisible zipper to the front and a facing with open ends for the waistband to put the drawstring through. For the top I used the body suit hack by Michele found HERE and used the Olive Undies by Sarah Kirsten for the underwear part as I have a large bottom and wanted a good amount of comfort for my suit.

THE DRESS

The faux dress makes for the perfect accessorizing canvas and I paired this look with some thrifted velvet boots and some statement earrings. Show a little leg with that amazing split for the Orchid and you have yourself a hot look.

THE TOP

I paired the top with the Xanele Shorts by French Navy and a pair of Birken sandals. I wanted to keep this look simple but also allow the top to shine, demonstrating that you can dress a look down and still keep it a little classy.

THE SKIRT

Last but certainly not least, the skirt which I had so much fun swishing in. I paired the skirt with an old Target RTW sleeveless button down and some colorful clogs I made (yes you read that right) from a collaboration with Leather Needle Thread, you can find the clog kit here. The skirt is definitely the most versatile piece to me.

My fabric is a viscose crepe from Closet Core Fabrics.


Would you wear this look? How do you make the most out of your wardrobe? Share with me in the comments!

Til next time,

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