I’m a big shopper–always have been. I’ve loved shopping for clothes for as long as I can remember. My mom was more of a discount shopper so I would carefully pick through the sale racks at her favorite department store or the local TJ Maxx. However, I consider myself a savvy shopper and I’m great at finding a deal. I’m not very impulsive; I hem and haw over most purchases for a few days, sometimes months, sometimes years. Now at 34, I’m not afraid to invest in pieces but I truly think about how an item contributes to my current wardrobe and what kind of addition it will be to my closet. Here we are in the new year and if you’re like me, you’re purging or curating your closet. I’d also encourage you to shop your closet–breathe life into old pieces that you once loved. That white button-up in your closet that you haven’t even noticed lately? I got you.
I took this project to IG stories this week and polled you all on rather you’d want me to style a classic, white button-up or crew neck sweater three different ways. It was basically a 50/50 split so I did both! (Each item gets their own dedicated blog post, though). I hope this inspires you to find new ways to wear things you already own! Now the classic, white button-up is the workhorse of your wardrobe…if you let it be. Maybe you pass over it in the morning because you think, ‘it’s too boring’–but it doesn’t have to be! Treat it as your most valuable layer (heh). My favorite white button-up is slightly oversized, a cotton-poplin (I like that it’s a little stiffer); I’ve had it for over four years and even wore it while pregnant! Because it’s so old, I can’t link it for you BUT I found this Everlane button-up and it’s pretty damn close (and a great price point). Check out three different ways I styled it below: