Lust, Covet, Desire: I'm no saint, but I have restraint.
Sorry not sorry you have to see me wearing some of my own wardrobe favorites again. Some are as old as [gasp] Spring Summer 2018! But this is actually something I pride myself on. I prefer being economical with my garments to reduce waste and save money (and maybe to rationalize my tendency to be a bit of a hoarder.) Let’s be honest, I’m not 100% virtuous in the not-accumulating-more or only-buying-timeless-essentials department. I do love to indulge a fun trend and a shiny new version of an old favorite, but I try to exercise restraint. So this week I sat down with that little angel on my one shoulder and that little devil on my other shoulder and we had a talk. The 3 of us agreed to show how you can snap up and style a few new items to spice up your older pieces, thereby extending their life.
[Speaking of a long life - a quick PSA: Please please please wear your masks and follow all the guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.]
The wide belt. Cinch your summer blouses with it or wear it over something body con.
The animal print shoe. Since animal print is inherently earthy, it can act as a neutral that's just a little bit extra. Wear them with simple dresses, with pops of color, or try print mixing.
The outdoorsy hat. Mix this utilitarian piece with something a bit more formal or structured like a blazer.
The rib skimming denim. With a rise this high, you can go for a really tiny tank, bikini top even. Or maybe I've just lost my mind.
The utility vest. Goodbye purses, this has enough pockets to carry all of your necessities. Throw it over something unexpected like a demure midi dress or puff sleeve blouse.
The eye candy belt. Carrie Bradshaw it by wearing it directly on your skin with a cropped top and a hip slung skirt.
The oversized collar. Layer it under a sweatshirt to give your leisurewear a fresh spin.