Demure (See Jane Wear)

Equipment tie-front top (c/o), Corey Lynn Calter skirt (very old but similar), Zara heels (old but similar), KW sunglasses (c/o W Concept)
I’ve owned this skirt since 2007.  Its a-line shape and subtle stripe is classic enough that it will stand the test of time.  Every season, I usually pair it with a new top to keep it current.   Repurposing old favorites by pairing them with new pieces helps me keep my closet fresh; most importantly, it helps me avoid a closet full of trendy items that I only wear once.
How long do you keep items in your closet?

41 comments

  1. It's definitely a classic! I have a few pieces that I always end up keeping around for a while that I never imagine would stay season after season.

    Jordan
    southofstyle.blogspot.com

  2. I wouldn't have guessed that was an old skirt. I tend to keep certain items for years and use the same "pair it with something new" trick.

    I actually have a skirt I got for $5.00 at Urban Outfitters a few years back that I've worn more than skirts I've spent much more on. A good find that paid for itself annually 🙂

    xoxo Jackie
    somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

  3. If something is sentimental or I picture my daughter / granddaughter enjoying it I will hold on to (hoard) it! I always fantasized about what it would be like if I had a grandma who had done that haha

  4. Love this whole look – I have a similar skirt, but just purchased. I also enjoy re-styling old items. Brings out your creativity and it's exciting to make an item feel new again!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

  5. I will keep something indefinitely as long as it's a) in good condition, b) is a classic piece; ie, not too trendy, or c) is an investment piece (statement jacket/shoes).

    Love this look, Anna! So fresh!

    PS- I commented on your senior pic on twitter; yay c/o 2003! I have my reunion in August, and it's making me feel OLD. Oy. 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  6. I have a skirt just like this from Anthropologie that I bought for my first job interview out of college! I haven't worn it in years but have saved it and this post is making me want to bring it out again!

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