red beret (I’ve had it forever but this one is similar)
vintage 60s dress
Free People mary janes (super on sale!)
I like statement pieces, which is why my closet is packed with vintage dresses, coats, and separates. But in an effort to be more practical and take up less space, I have started weeding out some of my lesser worn statement pieces and highlighting more of the versatile basics in my closet. What gets me to wear a piece more often? Finding little ways of dressing it up, like this sweet Mulder and Scully patch that instantly made this denim jacket one of my go-tos.
Let’s not go crazy, though: there are lots of pieces I will never part with. I’m not paring down to the basics, I’m just downsizing a bit. That means I’ll be having another closet sale (both online and at my studio) very soon; I’ve already filled up a pretty large U-Haul box and have more to go. I’d like to get to a point where I am always wearing the pieces in my closet, instead of letting them sit untouched forever. No matter how pretty a piece is, it shouldn’t sit around taking up space.
Wait. I just read that last sentence and rolled my eyes at myself, because even though it’s probably true, it is not something I live by.
Who am I kidding? I am the girl who bought a different color of my 70s gown because I felt that it should be with its sister dress. I mean, let’s not have me teach any Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up courses anytime soon. Baby steps.