Monday, June 30, 2014

#OOTD: How to Style A Cropped Polo Shirt?

Close up of Rhianna's Studio DIY Polo + Pencil Skirt
 Hello Loves!
  I hope you are well! Yup, I'm at it again. Taking my own photos and trying to hide the shutter remote. 
As some of you may remember from past posts. I take my own photos. I cannot afford to hire a photographer as a full-time student. So I have my trusty tripod and shutter remote and I just go for it. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do, right?
Rhianna's Studio DIY Cropped Polo Shirt + Midi Pencil Skirt
 Now on to the OOTD. This look was inspired by Polo Ralph Lauren's Rugby collection. I love how the girls wear traditional RL clothing and mix it with argyle socks and heels. It's so cute! For this look I've opted to keep it simple and more classic than a lot of the RL ads that feature the rugby look. 
Rhianna's Studio Single Seamed Pencil Skirt
DIY cropped polo shirt similar HERE| DIY striped midi pencil skirt HERE| Steve Madden heels (Sold out)
Rhianna's Studio: Back view striped cropped top and pencil skirt
Both the cropped top and the pencil skirt were created using a single seam in the center back. The skirt was a quick sew and the top was made a bit faster than it would have if I had the extra seam to sew ;-) Having the one seam does make it easier to sew the stripes tho. 

To mimic the look of a polo I decided to add a collar and finish the sleeves with ribbing. 

The pencil skirt is an all time favorite of mine. This classic piece is a perfect addition to any woman's wardrobe. I love the look of the midi pencil skirt right now. This skirt was pretty simple in pattern and construction. It has an elastic waistband, single seam in the center back, and machine hem. 

I ordered striped from I used white ribbing from to make the collar and to finish the sleeves. You can find it here. The striped knit was easy to cut and sew as well as the ribbing. No complaints with either of these fabrics. 

       Rhianna's Studio: DIY Striped Cropped Top + Midi Pencil Skirt

Rhianna's Studio: DIY Striped Cropped Polo Shirt + Midi Pencil Skirt

Rhianna's Studio - Striped Midi Pencil Skirt
I'm getting better at hiding the shutter remote. What do you think? Could you find it in the images? How do you style your polo shirts? Show me on instagram by using #rhiannasstudio or @rhiannasstudio in your post!
I look forward to seeing them!

Thanks for reading!
~xoxo Rhianna's Studio


Kely Sews said...

You did an excellent job I love it

Deirdra Rhianna said...

Thank you, Kely Sews!