Do you ever go through the old clothes in the back of your closet and try them on with newer pieces you love? I’ve been doing that a lot lately because I have a lot of clothes, but always feel like I have nothing to wear. Do you know that feeling? So, I’ve been trying to mix and match old and new pieces more to get use out of the things I don’t wear much. And that’s how I ended up with today’s outfit.
I’ve had this top for a while, but had only worn it once because of the fancy-ish collar. I think it’s the only top I own that I won’t wear a necklace with. Which is probably one of these reasons I never wear it. I am a bonafide necklace fiend, after all. Mixed with black jeans, instead of a skirt, makes it feel a little more casual though. So I’m bringing it into the rotation. At least for now.
Side Note: When I was growing up, there were a few color combo no-nos that I remember: one was navy and black, and the other was brown and black, I think. Now that I’m an adult though, I’ve realized that all of those rules are silly. And actually, I really like the way navy and black look together. What about you? Do you like this color combo?
These shoes are from the back of my closet as well…I bought them when we were living in Seattle and I love them (partly because they remind me of our time there), but they’re a little uncomfortable so I don’t wear ’em all that often. Jeff calls them my witches cauldron shoes. So just picture me stirring up a giant mystery pot of magic when I’m wearing these.
Photographs by Sarah Eddy
Top // Madewell (similar)
Jeans // BDG
Shoes // Michael Jolie (similar)
Hat // Anthro (similar)
What pieces do you have hidden in the back of your closet that you can bring back into rotation? A pair of shoes? A fancy blouse?