So you’ve got a closet and dresser filled with clothes, right? And yet you rotate through the same 3 or 4 outfits without hardly touching the majority of your closet, right? And complain about having nothing to wear despite owning a plethora of items that are largely ignored, right?
In an effort to actually use some of the clothes I skim past and ignore regularly, I thought I’d see if I could find new ways to wear items I’ve gotten tired of. Starting with this shirt.
I bought this shirt from Target 2ish years ago—I liked the print and the crochet detailing around the neck, but after just a few times wearing it, decided I wasn’t that crazy about it after all. These pictures don’t show it, but it has flutter sleeves (which I don’t like the look of on myself), and the body is just big enough to make me look like I’m sporting a maternity top. Not to mention that it always felt boring to just pair it with jeans, but I never bothered to try it with anything else. So it’s mostly been ignored for 2ish years, which is a shame, because it does have some features I really like.
Turns out, it was super easy to come up with a way to wear it that hid the things I didn’t like about it while playing up the things I did like. Why didn’t I think to pair it with colored pants before, to let the cute black and white print really shine? Or add a jacket to hide the funky sleeves and imperfect fit?
Now I feel kind of guilty for neglecting this top. It didn’t deserve it, really. It’s a little off, but it can’t help it. That’s just the way God (slash the Target designers—same thing) made it. I think it’ll be re-entering my closet rotation now.
Do you have any closet items you’ve been unjustly neglecting? Or ideas for me of other ways I could wear this top?