How-to Master “Re-styling” in the New Year: The T-Shirt

We have one more New Years resolution to add the list! Become your own stylist by mastering the ability to “re-style” your whole closet-YES the whole thing!

This year we are challenging our readers, this means you, to re-style their own closets. For the first challenge in our “re-style series ” we will show you how-to take your favorite t-shirt and rock it with everything from your New Year’s Eve sparkles to your favorite boyfriend jeans. The key to mastering the skill of re-styling is practice. Just like everything else you’re good at, it takes practice.

Here are a few tips on Re-styling:

1. Take one hour a week and play “dress-up”.

2. Take one item in your closet and challenge yourself to style the item 3-5 different and new ways then you have before.

3. Be adventurous-It’s dress up.

4. If you’re stumped get inspired by OCSR, Pintrest, your favorite blogger (Atlantic-Pacific/Sincerely Jules/BJonesStyle-just to name a few of mine), and/or your favorite fashion magazine. When you get a few outfits you like, take them out to real-world-runway, the sidewalk. Trust me it time to “work-out” your fashion muscles!

For OCSR’s first look with our District Clothing T-shirt we paired the t-shirt with liquid leggings (for the big spenders, try leather leggings). Mixing layers and textures is an important component for adding visual interest to your look. Finish your look with a camo jacket, white Converse, and you’ve got a great new casual-day-look with your shinny “night-time” leggings and plain “day-time” t-shirt.

Stylist Tip: There are no more rules about “day-time” textures and “night-time” textures. Also, have fun with your accessories. This helps set your personal style apart from others. Remember… Be adventurous!

Katie Hat

Katie Hat 2T-Shirt: District Clothing// Jacket: Gentle Fawn Camo from the Shop. Laguna// Leggings: Mimi Chica//Sneakers: Converse// Bag: BCBG (out of Rachael’s closet)// Hat: District Clothing

Did you invest in some serious sparkles for New Years Eve? Not to worry… Re-style your sequin blazer with a plain t-shirt and boyfriend jeans for a more casual look. Add a few accessory items with a “matte” finish, like suede to “tone-down” the sparkles. This perfectly works for hanging out with your friends, both day and night

Katie Blazer 3

Katie sequin Blazer 2T-Shirt: District Clothing// Sequin Blazer: Blaque Label from Taim Boutique// Boyfriend Jeans: One Teaspoon from the Shop. Laguna// Clutch: Tylie Malibu from the Shop. Laguna//Suede Pumps: Cathy Jean– I know! (out of Rachael’s closet)// Necklace: Zara

Did you rock a shinny mini on the biggest party night of the year? We have to perfect way to re-style your shinny mini so your can rock it during the day…. Add a t-shirt, denim jacket and sneakers for great “off-duty” weekend style.

Stylist Tip: Classic denim blue will always add a cool casual vibe to any shinny texture, yes including sequins.

Katie Mini

Katie Mini 2T-Shirt: District Clothing// Denim Jacket: Forever 21// Mini: Dolce Vita from Taim Boutique// Sneakers: Converse

Did  you know your plain t-shirt had a romantic side? Well it does!!! Just take a look at this amazing Show me your Mumu maxi shirt with your simple t. It’s simply perfect!

Katie mumu 1

Katie Mumu 2T-Shirt: District Clothing// Skirt: Show me your Mumu from the Shop. Laguna// Belt & Bag, & Shoes (out of Rachael’s closet)

I love this cubby! Don’t like to wear fur and faux fur doesn’t do it for you either, try feathers! Add this amazing piece to your simple t-shirt, favorite jeans, sexy shoes, and voilá- sexy cool!
katie chubby 2

Katie ChubbyT-Shirt: District Clothing//Feather Jacket: Blaque Label from Taim Boutique// Jeans: It Jeans from Taim Boutique// Shoes: Zara// Clutch: Vintage// Watch: Michael Kors

Model: Katie Collins// Hair & Make-up: Rachael Dickens// Stylists: Katie O’Sullivan & Rachael Dickens// Photography: Rachael Dickens