I don’t know about you but I am a shameless cloth hoarder who should be seriously fined for her impulsive shopping habits. I would buy clothes and other tidbits and it will be relegated to the deep end of my wardrobe completely forgotten. If I use it, it will be used only for once or twice. When it comes to shopping, I am like Becky Bloomwood (from Shopaholic series) I have often brought clothes thinking it can cure of anything. “I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes every day, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore,” is actually the mantra I live by. If my family or friends stop me from giving in to impulsive shopping, I simply say this in my defense. Needless to say, I am not exactly very proud of this and I am seriously curbing my spending habits. So, I have set a challenge for myself—that I would not shop for a month (God, help me) and actually re-use and re-style the clothes I already have.
As a style lover, I think it will be a great challenge. We often pair or marry things to each other in our closet and assume that it is match made in heaven. But clothes can actually have polygamous relationship and the world will not end if you swap that shirt with a cardigan to go with that skirt (you get the picture). Truth be told, as a new mum who is still learning the ropes, I honestly DO NOT have the time to think too much about what to wear and often have to dash in whatever I find first. Keeping all these things in mind, I think this is the perfect time to start this challenge (mostly for myself).
With the weather getting decidedly cold, this is the perfect time to get those cozy sweaters, tights and boots out. I brought this flippy skirt last summer, it was worn exactly once for half-a-day and was put in my summer wardrobe, locked and forgotten. I came across the skirt whilst re-arranging my wardrobe and almost squealed with joy (but consumed with guilt the next moment). The oversized was brought for the hubby but somehow never saw any daylight. So, I decided to put the two together and this warm, toasty look for crisp autumn evenings was born.
As I mentioned here, skirts and sweaters are my autumn/ fall wardrobe staple. Add few other elements like layered necklaces, tights, booties and a hat and you have a look that is truly legendary.
Sweater: United Colors of Benetton (similar), Skirt: Marks & Spencer (similar), Booties: Asos, Tights: Primark, Hat: H&M, Bag: Topshop, Earring/ Heart Pendant necklace: India, Bird necklace: Local shop in Sheffield.
Legends of the fall, indeed.
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