Have you ever put together a new outfit from the old clothes in your closet and thought, “Kinda cool, kinda ‘out there’ for me, I don’t know,” and still worn it? Good. I’m proud of you. Take this moment to pat yourself on the back. Really, go ahead and raise your hand, turn it around, bend your elbow, and pat yourself on the back. It feels good, I know.
Two good things come from experimenting with the “old clothes” in your closet. First, you’re taking care of your belongings, and the planet. With all the media circulating about waste, our planet’s health, and sustainable living, many overlook the simple importance of purchasing things that will last and things that you like! This is going to sound silly but I get so excited about the idea of a “capsule wardrobe” because the mentality behind it is to get the most and best usage out of things you already own, and refrain from over-spending and over-consuming.
And secondly, you’re honing in on valuable Fashionista skills! What makes a Fashionista a Fashionista isn’t the fact that you can afford a new outfit every time you want to take a cute new Instagram or go out with your friends. What makes anyone “better” in the world of personal styling is owning it; taking risks, experimenting with items you already own, and learning what looks and feels best.
So, this is me taking a (mini) risk. I know my outfit may look like a normal day’s outfit for others but its a new closet experiment for me personally. I love the denim revival we’ve been seeing recently. Embroidered denim, frayed denim, vintage denim, collarless denim jackets, painted denim, etc. This timeless wardrobe staple has resurfaced to the forefront of female (and male) closets in a fun new way. I chose to try denim on denim, but opted for a pair of black overalls and a washed blue denim jacket. These pieces are separately classic, but together on trend. Paired with a beige tube top, black leather sneakers, and black accessories, the look itself is simple and fun at the same time.
I’m not going to lie, it’s difficult to resurrect some of the older closet items you don’t usually choose, or to put together those pieces you’re not exactly sure will work together. But consider this a dare. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new! You might not realize how much you’ll love it.