If there’s one thing I would go back and change since the beginning of my blog, it would be this:
Buying trendy clothes. For example: gingham and ruffles, two of the biggest trends this summer. Now that’s it’s a new season, I’ve seen a noticeable decline in stores that are offering them and people who are wearing them. Unfortunately, I got sucked into buying them (as you can see on my blog). Many of the pieces I’m talking about, I quite honestly bought to be featured in a photo because they can make a statement and are commonly the center of an outfit. But how many ways can you really style those pieces? And what happens after they’re not what’s “in” anymore’?
Don’t get me wrong; I love a good trendy piece as much as the next girl, and might splurge on one of those if I really love it. I’m not saying I won’t wear a piece because it’s not “trendy” anymore. I’m also not saying my closet will only be filled with white t-shirts and jeans. However, I am saying that whenever I go shopping now, I’m going to be more cautious of what I buy. I’ve found that thinking to myself, “Will I still be wearing this a year from now?” has helped me buy pieces that can be paired a hundred different ways. In no way does that make you “basic”.
In the outfit featured, all the pieces I’m wearing are relatively simple. I’ve probably had the cardigan for a year and it’s literally pilling everywhere and has a hole in the back. Regardless, I still wear it frequently because it doesn’t really matter to me and it goes with basically anything. Obviously, the boots aren’t your basic black boots, but I’ve still worn them countless times. Because so many of the pieces in my closet are neutral colored, I find that I can pair these with almost any outfit and it will add that extra edge. I’ve worn the skirt through the spring, summer, and now fall, and just recently thrifted the satin white button-up that I know I will always be reaching for. The point is, I happened to choose to style these items together today, but each piece individually can be styled on their own with so many other outfit combinations.
I wish I realized this earlier before I dished out a bunch of money on pieces that I’ll only wear a few times, at most. What’s your biggest fashion regret? Let me know below.
I’ve included direct links to the items that are still in stock from this outfit, as well as similar pieces to the ones that aren’t!