Putting it Together is a weekly feature. Every Monday, I’ll find an straight-sized outfit, analyze why it works for me, then put it together in plus sizes with some ideas about making it affordable. The “My Shopping List” page has a list of items that I’m hunting for and links to every PiT post.
Have a outfit in mind you’d like me to put together? Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I found this week’s inspiration picture at Shamepuff.com.
I like the simplicity of this outfit. The original post calls it “so European” and I agree, and love it! I think the aqua scarf makes it. I also love that this is a good winter-into-spring outfit. You could easily add tights to make it warmer, or a striped short-sleeve shirt and switch the scarf for a necklace to make it cooler.
Here’s how I put it together for fat girls:
The top is from ASOS. I love the chevrons at the sides, especially. And the peplum. Who doesn’t love a peplum? This top is $37.30.
The skirt is from Target. It has a lace overlay, which I adore. It costs $22.99.
The scarf is from Kohls. So pretty. It costs $14.99.
Love these black crocheted ballet flats from Torrid. They cost $28.50, and come in sizes up to 13.
Total, this outfit would cost you $103.78. Not too bad, considering each piece is pretty basic and could be worn in a thousand ways. In fact, I already have a black skirt and black flats, and I bet you do, too. So, remixing what you already have could save you more than half right up front.
As I’ve said before, scarves are a thrift shop standard. You might even find something vintage, or otherwise super cool, and it would probably cost you no more than about $5.
Watch ASOS for sales. That top is seriously cute.