Happy Sunday…..I’m shopping (or dressing) from my closet today. Why is it, that most women, don’t do this enough? We get something new, and then want to wear that before anything else. I have been trying to prove a point, in my blogging, that you definitely CAN shop your closet and still look current. I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but I post things that I’ve worn for years. Some may think that by doing this you might look out-dated. Not so! The dress or tunic that I posted on this blog, is at least 5-6 years old, if not OLDER. I’ve worn it many ways through the years. The first way was with white skinny jeans tucked in to tall tan boots. It was really cute that way back then. I love it so much and have just never gotten tired of it. To keep it looking fresh, I styled it with thick leggings and some boots which are new this fall. I had so many of you ask where I got the tunic! See!!! Still looks on trend!
My look here, is all very “old” too! The charcoal sweater I’ve had for at least 10-15 years. It’s from AG, and is one that I’ve worn dressed up like here, or with my pajama pants! I will never get rid of it! It’s a cashmere, classic, and basic sweater and I love it! The light gray fluffy sweater jacket, is from maybe 5 years ago from Anthropologie! It is so thick and soft and cuddly and perfect for fall/winter! The skirt is from about 3 years ago from Anthro as well. It’s a beautiful floral and wispy style, and can be worn every season except maybe winter. I love wearing it in the warmer months with a simple tee-shirt and sandals. Wear it dressy or casual, in warm or cool weather! The style is perfect for my shape, which is key for having pieces that will work for a long time in your wardrobe! The hat is from forever ago, from Target! The only thing new are the shimmery necklaces from this passed summer. Everything still looks current, but styled differently than I’ve done before! I’m sure the skirt will be around for a LONG time too!
The sweater in this blog is way more than 10 years old!!! The reason it still works I think, is that the colors are the ones that look best on me! Another thing to make sure you do when you’re shopping…..buy colors that look good on you. Don’t buy a color that is perhaps on trend, but doesn’t look good on you!
Another example here in this blog…..these pants. They too are probably 10 years old. You might think that this crazy plaid would go out of style really fast? But when I bought them, they were going to be for golfing. The colors again, are my colors. The cut is a classic one, and they fit me like a glove! I’ve worn them mostly casual, but from time to time I’ve dressed them up a bit with a white button down and some cute high sandals! Here I’ve worn them with the every-trending Birkenstocks and graphic tee, which brought them right up-to-date!
So what I’m saying is, if you buy correctly….cut, shape and color, you can make your clothes go on and on! You just style it new, with something current and on trend, whether it be jewelry, shoes, or another piece of clothing. I do it ALL the time!!!
Hope you all have a LOVELY Sunday friends. Enjoy the things around you. Being a photographer, has really opened my eyes to the world!!!