We’ve all been there: you get dressed in a rush and run out the door only to later be subtly informed by a friend that your shirt is on backwards. Cue the inevitable forehead slap. During a recent outing in NYC, Selena Gomez had this mishap – except hers was totally on purpose. The actress and singer stepped out in a sporty, Balmain crop top with an exposed zipper running down the front rather than the back like intended (see the outfit here). If it was an accident, Selena managed to pull it off anyway. But this got us thinking, why don’t we wear our clothes backward or inside-out more often? If you rock the look right, it could essentially double your wardrobe without taking up any extra closet space (score!). If you’re in need of a little help to get the convertible clothing ball rolling, here are 5 pieces you can easily hack to wear multiple ways.
2. Phoebe Striped Mock Neck Knit Top ($60): Rock this mod-inspired black and white top as is when pairing it with some cut-off shorts or a solid colored skirt and turn it around when you want to pair it with bottoms that are a bit busier.
3. Bonita Dress ($39): For an easy way to try out the trend simply find a dress or top with a deep v-neck. Then, turn the piece around to make it high collared in front with a neckline in the back.
4. Keiko Convertible Dress ($120): Say hello to your next vacation’s BFF. Rock this dress as an ultra casual frock or ditch the straps and pull it down to sport it as a midi skirt.
5. Skater Dress with Exposed Zip ($72): If you want to copy Selena’s exposed zipper vibe, try rocking something like this. While this will work great with a stretchy material like a cotton/spandex blend or viscose, it may not look so good if you try it with a stiffer fabric that has a more structured front. When you flip it around, you’ll likely be left with a weirdly baggy back and a front that’s probably going to be too tight.
Do you have any pieces in your closet that you can wear more than one way? Share with us in the comments below.
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