1. Hot Pink & Black Outfit
I first attempted to re-create this look from an Ann Taylor ad here, but I wasn't satisfied. I knew I wouldn't wear those shoes on a daily basis, and something just felt off. So in my redo, I made the following changes:
- Untucked shirt
- Unrolled sleeves
- Changed from heels to two different boot options
Portofino Shirt: Express / Black Jean Leggings: Express / Scarf: Express / Peep Toe Pumps: WHBM / Black Boots: Target (Similar) / Grey Booties: Express
Result: I liked both of the rehab outfits better than the original and would definitely wear it this way in real life. I don't think I have a preference for the black boots vs. the grey booties in terms of looks. I would probably I would wear either depending on the weather.
2. Navy Moto Jacket
When I first posted this outfit (here), I cropped out my shoes because I liked the idea of a pink shoe with this navy moto jacket, but not the sandals (and only pink shoes) that I have. I also wore a basic white tank the first time and I like how it looked, but if it gets warm and I want to take off my jacket I definitely don't like the look of just that white tank on its own. So I...
- Switched from sandals to leopard wedges
- Switched from a ribbed white tank to a nicer cami that I can wear sans jacket
- Used a pink bag instead of pink shoes to complement the navy
Navy Moto Jacket: Express (Similar) / Barcelona Cami: Express / Grey Jeans: Old Navy / Pink Sandals: Jessica Simpson / Leopard Wedges: Nordstrom / Pink Bag: Forever 21 / Gold Bar Pendant: Express
Results: I might still wear the fitted tank with this in the winter when I know my jacket won't come off because I do like the streamlined look. But I'm much happier with the shoe choice in the second look!
3. Summer to Fall
With this outfit I was actually happy with the warm-weather version, I just didn't want to tuck my lace tank away for the rest of the year. So I was only going for seasonal rehabilitation this time. My game plan:
- Add a jacket
- Change the wine-colored shorts to wine-colored skinnies
- Switch from sandals to booties
Baroque Lace tank: Express / Layered over black tank: Target / Twill Moto Jacket: Express / Wine shorts: J Crew / Wine Skinnies: Express / Hoop Necklace: Express (Similar) / Booties; Target / Bead Tassel Bracelet: Express
Result: This was the easiest outfit to rehab since I liked it in the first place and already had cooler weather versions of the same pieces.
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And one final look at my newly-rehabilitated outfits:
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