As we head into the new year and move away from the spending habits that the holidays put us in, it’s important to remind ourselves that it’s not always about NEW, NEW NEW. Sure, the momentary satisfaction that we get from buying new clothes is exciting—all 5 seconds of it. And then we return home, put away our new clothes, check our bank accounts and think, “Hmm, did I really need that $80 sweater?” The answer is usually a resounding no.
In 2018, I’m making it a priority to refresh & rewear some pieces that I’ve had in my closet for years. The top that I’m wearing has been sitting on a hanger for over 3 years and I’ve only worn it once. I kept thinking, “When am I ever going to wear this again? It’s too dressy.” But I took it out anyway, put it on and remembered why I was so drawn to it in the first place.
It’s one of those tops that just makes you feel good—the cut, the color and the sequins ?. It is dressy, and it is fancy and that’s exactly why I love it.
Just like you can dress any outfit up with jewelry, shoes and accessories—you can dress any outfit down with a cardigan. I added a simple, cool-toned cardigan, put on some leggings & made it work.
So, I encourage you to shop in your own closet more in 2018—don’t always rush out to buy a brand new outfit for that date you have coming up. Pull out those pieces that you’ve been hanging onto for a reason, and show them more love. You’ll remember exactly why you bought them in the first place!