After my Big Wardrobe Workout, I donated a pile of 1990s ‘Fashion Editor’ clothes and shoes to the local charity shop. Mainly wide leg trousers that felt a bit corporate and a pile of trashed kitten heels. The shoes were all quite worn out and tragic-looking and with a style consultant in the house, I wondered why I’d kept them for so long…But I do love the combination of cropped trousers or turned-up jeans and slingbacks. And so was pleased to see that fashion editor’s like Caroline Issa and Viviana Volpicella the founder of fashion brand LaDoubleJ have welcomed back the slingback. Note the snazzy jackets, too.
In case anyone is remotely interested, here’s a list of other stuff that went to the charity shop after the Big Wardrobe Workout.
- A selection of black heeled ankle boots (some expensive and barely worn), that were too high/uncomfortable to walk in and a pair of vintage Miu Miu Mary Jane’s that I could barely stand up in
- One white shirt that looks too harsh against my complexion. I was right about the white shirt all along. A couple of softer cream silk blouses manage to avoid the charity shop pile
- Two pairs of past-their-best skinny jeans
- A selection of scarves, jumpers, cardigans – even those with the Gucci-on-a-budget factor (a vintage gold, Lurex roll neck, a floral print cardigan). All gone.
And so, there might just be enough room to squeeze in a new pair of slingbacks for upcoming business meetings and so on…