Something Old/New (See Jane Wear)

J Crew coat, F21 sweater, Club Monaco blouse (old but similar), Theory pants, Gap boots, Gucci scarf, Mulberry bag (color sold out but similar)

I made an investment in these pants and I’m determined to get the most possible wear out of them.  Seeing that I love these pants so much that I’d wear them with my robe, I doubt it’ll be much of a challenge.  Rather than looking for new and shiny pieces to pair them with (which is fun but unrealistic for me), I’ve been digging through the depths of my closet for old staples.  My polka dot blouse from several seasons back is a an easy choice when paired with an extremely old scarf (I’m talking college) and the perfect lightweight wool-blend sweater that I picked up on a whim from Forever 21 about five years ago (hey, some of their clothes have lasting power).  No matter what your budget, you can’t go wrong with classic pieces in tones that flatter you; it doesn’t matter if they’re pricey or practically free–try to envision yourself re-wearing it five years down the road without thinking, “wow, that was so October 2012.”

49 comments

  1. I just love this outfit. Classic!
    And I love that advice! Lately I have been trying to get classic staples rather than trendy or crazy pieces!

    Kirsten
    {travandkirk.blogspot.com}

  2. Love combining the old with the new in my closet โ€“ย it requires a lot more actual style and creativity (not to mention it's just much more realistic). Great look here โ€“ love the polka dots with the leather.

    Sea and Swank

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    i love the pop of color from your scarf! i too keep things for yearsssssss, i really need to clean out my closet soon though :/

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