Finding new ways to wear old clothes
I think September, rather than January, is the best month to review what’s in your wardrobe. Summer is spluttering to a close, we’re still unlocked (for the time being) and while I continue Working From Home there are more business events and opportunities arising that require me to leave the spare room. Hoorah! Rummaging through my wardrobe, I’ve been experimenting with new combinations of old clothes. Shopping my wardrobe. Embracing Casual Glamour. Basically, looking for something different to wear.
Much as I like a minimalist uniform, it pays to throw an outlier (or two) into the mix. But I must ‘fess up. Though I love the colour of these dirty pink trousers, I’ve only worn them a couple of times. This ‘shunted to the back of the wardrobe’ situation needs addressing, time to make the most of my fancy pants. The snazzy pyjama-style shirt is old H&M, it’s one of the only polyester items of clothing I own (apart from sportswear, but I’m working on that). The 1970s-inspired, retro-tastic print looks a bit Prada-esque – or at least that what I thought when I bought it. And I’m into doubling up; pairing two similar garments, of slightly different sizes, together. Here, that’s two shirts but soon it’ll be two cardigans or two jackets.
About to replace the Veja trainers I’d trashed on numerous lockdown walks, I realised that these old-school Adidas kicks aren’t done with yet. It’s good to have a clear idea of what you own before buying something new. And I’m digging the Accidentally Wes Anderson vibe they bring to the outfit. In the week of the Met Gala this is about as outlandish as it gets… (How much do we love Emma Raducanu?!)
Style Notes: the jacket is old H&M. The shirt underneath is Arket (similar HERE) My trainers are Adidas SL72 from a couple of years ago (other colours available HERE). Dirty pink chinos are last year’s Weekend MaxMara (these Gerard Darel jeans are a similar colour and shape). Silver rings are Claire Stratton.
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