15 December 2016

Take One, Change One, Take Two!

outfit white shirt and black skirt with adidas superstars

Just when you thought you had nothing to wear, simply take a previous outfit, swap out one garment and watch the new look take on a whole new vibe. 

Today I show you the power of changing out one piece of clothing. After all, when an outfit looks truly amazing, you may as well rock it two ways! 

summer outfit white cold shoulder top

reflective silver sunglasses palm tree reflection

nautical outfit idea striped shorts white blouse adidas superstars

summer outfit striped shorts white shirt black bag

formal summer look white top black skirt adidas superstars

black handbag rose gold tassel

australian blogger outfit black skirt

summer nautical outfit idea australia

outfit white off shoulder blouse

adidas superstars outfit idea black skirt
summer australia blogger outfit
Top: Forcast*
Black Skirt: Forcast*
Bag: Oliver Bilou* (Get 10% off with the code thedailyluxe)
Sunglasses: TIJN Eyewear*

Dear readers, I apologise but I am currently off on an East Coast adventure, leave a message after the beep. Like some weird sort of time traveller, I am writing to you from the past, for you to read in the future, as I’m exploring hidden beaches/off on a scenic flight/ getting lost in nature.

That’s enough of the freaking blog time travelling freakiness of the internet, let’s get on to the post! I have to confess that this post was a complete accident. My parents are currently visiting from England and we took a trip to Palm Cove. Me, being the annoying Instagram ho I am, forced an outfit shoot into the post, and, voila: the formal black skirt look (which was going to be todays only look) was born! However, the 35 degree heat made me pack these cute nautical shorts into my bag and when I changed, I was absolutely loving this look that was never meant to ever appear on The Daily Luxe.

After I’d forced the poor Instagram Husband boyfriend to take more shots, I was amazed at just how different the vibe of this look was from simply swapping out one skirt. What was once an office-bar outfit mish-mashed with some Adidas Superstars, had now become a nautical Summer look that is perfect for endless hours of beach frolicking and Summer fun.

When changing up a look, choose the piece that is the most formal or most casual and swap them for their absolute opposite. As well as creating a really effortless juxtaposition, this will completely change the air and vibe of the look. Who knows, that band tee may look just as fantastic with a pleated metallic skirt as it does with your denim shorts? And that blazer will give that boho maxi a whole new vibe!

Anyhow, I’m off to pack for my road trip! I will be heading down the East Coast of Australia to Magnetic Island and The Whitsundays with Jake and my parents. Get ready for an absolute Instagram spam from paradise. And, of course, a travel post coming very soon.



  1. As always great photos :)

  2. It is really amazing how swapping one item for another can completely change up the vibe of an outfit. I love what you have done here and both looks are lovely :) I hope you have a fab time on your travels and look forward to reading all about it in your blog posts :) x

  3. Your Instagram husband did a great job! Love the off the shoulder top

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  4. It's freezing where I am and the settings for your outfit photos look warm, idyllic, gorgeous and inviting. I love the OOTD looks you styled both with the black skirt and with the nautical shorts. Best wishes for a fab time on your road trip!

  5. Love that top! Great post xx

  6. Oh have fun on your road trip honey! You look amazing in these photos and how pretty is this backdrop!! <3

    Helen xx

  7. This top is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!!

  8. I hope you're enjoying your travels! You look lovely! :) xx

  9. I love these two looks Rachel. Good thing it all happened this way because I'm loving these shorts with that beautiful top.
    We're all photo freaks when it comes to travelling ­čśü

  10. I love how different the looks are just by changing your skirt!

  11. Have fun on your road trip Rach! Also, that top on you is so versatile - it goes so well with different bottoms and I love that Oliver Bilou bag on you too ;)

    xx Aldora |

  12. So cute! Love your beachy looks! And that skirts swaps out so easily for the shorts - so clever!

  13. You are truly so amazing!! Love how you style and restyle your favorite items and always manage to look so fresh and fashion forward and sophisticated!! That bag is so gorgeous and I really need one !!!

  14. I love how you styled the shirt in two different ways! I love both but I am obsessed with the black and white outfit... looks so classic and stunning! Have a great week hun <3

    XO Jessi,

  15. Hey Rachel,
    Changing up the bottoms totally swapped the look from work chic to weekend chic and can't choose my Favourite cos both are something that I could see myself wearing too.

    Much love,

  16. You are fabulous in both outfit my dear!


  17. what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so amazing and inspiring
    and WOW this Location is simply amazing
    simply love it!
    lovely :)
    with love your AMELY ROSE

  18. This top is so pretty I love it !! And that bag is so classy babe! Love this whole combo


  19. I love the look of the white top! The draping around the shoulders looks very interesting, and definitely catches the eye. I agree that swapping things that are the complete opposite really creates a different look even if the rest are the same. It's quite amazing how the whole feel of the outfit changed just from the different bottoms.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  20. Looking absolutely gorgeous in both the outfit hun! xoxo, Neha

  21. You look really beautiful! And can we both agree that those Adidas Superstar are great even with a summer look? Aha! Happy holidays! :)

    Lyka Chiang

  22. Hello dear!!!
    Such a beautiful post love the white off-shoulder top with the skirt.

  23. Such a stunning look! Love following your adventures on social media and your blog! You are such a talented storyteller!

  24. Have so much on your road trip!! These photos are gorgeous!


  25. Such a gorgeous post! You look beautiful and how blue is that stunning sea! Your sunshades here are really stylish and works so nicely with your outfit.

    Thanks for sharing these lovely photographs, craving sunshine and sea!!

    Laura xx

  26. I love this! I don't shop for clothes much, maybe only 3 times a year so I need all the ideas to create multiple looks! Have a blast on your vacation, Rachel, I'll be seeing you after the new year. Merry Christmas and happy new year, beautiful!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  27. I love this look, especially the more casual shorts version. Can't wait to hear about your road trip adventure!

  28. You have such a great style girlie! And this place is just so dreamy! Love it!

    xo, Maryam

  29. Hope you're having a blast! Your Instagram Husband took one for the team and I'm so glad he did - the short give it a whole new vibe but both are great! Who would have known?!


    Violet Roots || Instagram

  30. OMG GIRL! Love how you wore once piece so many ways- it is such a great fashion tip and inspo! You look stunning in them all and I especially love your sunnies! P.S we have matching belts ;)

  31. That top is so amazing, could definitely go with anything! Love ho you styled these looks.

  32. I love that white top!!! I need that in my life. It's so cold right now in NYC and I'm dreaming of the beach and beachy weather.
    xx Belle

  33. Dear Rachel,
    I really like your idea and I must definitely try it out as soon as possible as I mostly have a piece I really love :)
    Thanks for sharing the amazing story to your post - I love you in both looks and hope you have at the moment a wonderful time!
    Merry Christmas!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  34. You make a great point about switching up a look by just changing a piece each time; it opens SO many (outfit) doors!! These photos are so dreamy by the way, the colour of the water has totally got me swooning. Have a lovely Christmas!! :)

  35. I love how this post came together and I love both of these looks! I can't even pick a favourite. Switching up an outfit is always fun! :)

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  36. I'm so envious of your travel adventures! This place looks amazing and I totally need to travel more now because you've inspired me!

    x Mandy


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