Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

One Item, Three Ways: Nautical Stripes

[caption id="attachment_1925" align="aligncenter" width="282" caption="Chanel in Breton stripes via The Marion House Book"]picture-21[/caption] A shopping mandate that I've long tried to adhere to is the "three outfit" rule. Meaning that when I'm in the store trying to decide whether to purchase, I think of three different outfits that the new piece will work with using items that I already own. This helps in avoiding buying clothes that never see the light of day (mostly :). My latest addition- a classic breton type shirt found at the Winners Runway media pre-shop event. Here are the three outfits that lured me into bringing it home.

PS. Mind you, I don't actually own all of these items some are just similar representatives to my stuff.

PPS.Potential hazard: sometimes thinking of the perfect outfit spawns further desires. See dazzling sequined Miu Miu purse in third outfit. Sigh.

[caption id="attachment_1926" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="Perfect for everyday"]outfit-1[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1927" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="For a day of meetings"]outfit-2[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1928" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="For cocktails"]outfit-3[/caption]

Beautiful Things: Miu Miu Sequined Bag

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