Project Remix

I’m tired of standing in my closet staring at my clothes and feeling like I have NOTHING to wear. Anyone else ever feel this way? I’m realizing that having a bunch of loner pieces in my wardrobe makes for MUCHO frustration and really isn’t very fun.  Enter Project Remix – where I will endeavor to create a more remixable wardrobe and try to “reimagine” my clothes.
I’m using the Wardrobe From Scratch series on Audrey’s Putting Me Together blog as a general guide to help me with Project Remix. Here are the steps I’ve gone through so far:
  1. Define my Style and Lifestyle Needs:  I need outfits primarily for work, date nights and social events with Mr. L3’s colleagues.  I currently love pleated skirts, lace, tasteful ruffles/bows, stripes, polka dots and blazers.
  2. Choose Wardrobe Colors – I chose gray and navy for my neutrals and teal (or other bright blues) and orange for my secondary colors. I’m pretty excited about this color palate!!!
  3. What key pieces do I need to buy? Luckily I already have some of the categories covered for now (like pants) and I’m pretty set with dresses.  Here are a few things I do need.
Skirts – 1 in navy or gray, 1 in orange or teal and 1 print skirt
Dresses – 1 print dress
Tops – 1 gray or navy top; 2 orange or teal solid tops; 2 orange or teal print tops
Completer Pieces – 2 Grey or Navy Blazers, cropped jackets etc., 1 teal or orange blazer, cardigan, and 1 denim jacket
Accessories – Belts belts and more belts
To aid with Project Remix, I signed up for a Go Chic or Go Home account and uploaded photos of a bunch of my clothes so that I could play around with creating outfits using what I already have in my closet.  Here are a few examples of how Go Chic or Go Home works but for more info from Audrey, click here.
Upload photos of your clothes and categorize them by color, style etc.

 

Then, you can filter by color or category.  Here’s my wardrobe filtered by the color blue (I haven’t uploaded EVERYTHING yet…still working on it but you get the idea).

 

And here’s an ensemble I created with my new gray blazer from Loft.

Speaking of my new gray blazer, this is the only article of clothing that I have bought in 2013 so far and it’s the first item I’ve bought for Project Remix.  Let me tell ya…I’ve been getting TONS of wear out of it. Here are a few ways I’ve worn it so far.

BUT FIRST, let me say that I FULLY acknowledge that throwing a blazer on top of a dress is not some earth shattering fashion trick. However, I was just happy to be able to finally wear some of the stuff that’s been hiding out all lonely and dejected in my closet. Project Remix is a journey for me, and I’m hoping to get better at layering, accessorizing, and figuring out how to wear what I already have in my closet.
I haven’t gotten much wear out of the tunic-that-would-be-a-dress-on-a-shorter-person because I’ve had trouble pairing it with stuff.  When I was losing my marbles about what to wear for date night recently, I dug this out of the back of my closet  and created this outfit. Yay!
Tall tunic and extra-long jeans
This sleeveless Loft tall dress (from last season) has been hanging in my closet unworn…until I paired it with this blazer and wore it to work.  I love pleats and I didn’t even have to go buy a new skirt. It was already sitting in the closet.

Tall Grey Blazer and Blue Dress

This short sleeve tall Loft sweaterdress isn’t ideal for winter (especially since my office has the AC cranked up year round) but add the blazer, DKNY tall tights and Corso Como Dali Booties and it’s ready to go to work.
Tall Grey Blazer Sweater Dress
I’ve been kind of obsessed with lace lately.  I saw this J.Crew lace skirt and wanted it SO BADLY but there was no way I was going to shell out $325.  Then, I realized I can just thrown a cardigan or blazer over my new lace dress and wear that to work!
Tory Burch Lace Dress
Besides the blazer, here are a few more other outfits I managed to put together.  I don’t know why I never thought of pairing this tall lavender Banana Republic cardigan with my J.Crew polka dot dress but here ya have it. Perfect for chilly spring days
Navy blue polka dot dress
And I’ve had a deuce of a time trying to figure out how to wear this Milly skirt even though I love it.  I finally figured out that I can tuck in my white Banana Republic tall blouse, don my brown DKNY tall tights and Corso Como plum pumps and be on my merry way.
Lastly, I put together an outfit with my very elderly brown cord blazer, Banana Republic tall silk blouse, Joe’s Jeans, red Cole Haan flats and Banana Republic belt.
Red Cole Haan Flats
 I’ll be sure to keep you posted as I buy new pieces for Project Remix!
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10 Comments

  • Reply Krista March 7, 2013 at 3:12 am

    I love this post!
    You go girl!
    Krista
    Tall Snob

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures March 7, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Thanks Krista! I think this will be a fun project!

  • Reply auntp March 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    What a great idea! I really love the polka dot dress and lavendar sweater and the last outfit with the jeans….I need to implement this process in my own closet! I like your new bangs too:)

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures March 8, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Thanks! I used to think that everything needed to match so I never would have fathomed pairing the lavender and navy polka dots. Now that I'm learning more about color combos (and am taking more chances in my old age), I'm not feeling as matchy matchy.

  • Reply Nache S March 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I'm in the process of figuring out my closet to. This post has inspired me to go through everything this weekend.

  • Reply thejunoesque.com March 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Great post! I definitely need to do this. Especially experimenting with different color combinations and think a little outside the box when pairing different pieces together.

    BTW love the blazer and purple dress on you. Looks great!

    Elayna
    The Junoesque

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures March 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Nache and Elyana – Glad you like the post. Would love to hear what you come up with when going through your closets!!

  • Reply danztilya August 1, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Hi! Wanted to drop by after you commented at NotBoredNY. I love this concept! I'm forever standing in my closet staring at a bunch of items that don't go well together, so I think I might try and do the same thing you're doing. 🙂

  • Reply Tall Fashion Adventures August 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Hey there. Thanks for stopping by. You should do it! It's a ton of fun and rather rewarding!

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