Soooo, I was never a fan of sarongs. The only occasion fitting for a sarong is long walks on the beach and novel coverage for sipping Mai Tais by the pool.
And for those reasons alone, I have no business wearing one.
Until now of course
I decided that if I'm going to wear a sarong I'm going to do it my way. Because of my super long torso (yay!)/super short legs (boo!) combo I knew a beach sarong worn traditionally would only make me dislike sarongs even more. So, instead of tying it at my hips, I tied it under my arms, tube top style, then took my trusty leather Zara belt and positioned it at my natural waistline. Going for 1940s styling makes this sarong work on a body like mine by accentuating a high waist line and creating a bustier top. Finally, the slit brings it all back to a beachy look elongating my legs even more.
Psst, check out the toe wear too!
I am having a ball wearing this sarong.... and eating my words! Come Fall/Winter in New York, this sarong will migrate up to my neck, wrapping fashionably with a black leather jacket or thick cable knit boyfriend cardi.
This year is about trying new ideas on for size. I have to say, 2012 is getting off to a grand beginning as every day I am discovering new sides of fashion, getting out of my comfort zone and hanging up old stereotypes and putting them towards the back of my Tiny Closet.
To make more room for my sarong!
And speaking of growing and changing, thought I would zoom into my courageous effort at a few safari style bangles. Yay for effort right? :)
So, its been 28 years but this Seattle city girl finally got herself a sarong! And more importantly, I've figured out a way to enjoy it all year long - whoohoo! Tiny Closet style!
Thoughts on sarongs? What else can you do with them??
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