Do you have items just sitting around in your wardrobe going unworn? I know I do. And I hate it!
Opening my closet day after day, I see these Dolce & Gabbana shoes I scored at an after Christmas Barney’s sale, just sitting there on the floor of my closet begging to be worn. I love menswear pieces, and these are a really great menswear inspired oxford style, but for some reason, I just don’t wear them! I think part of the reason is they are 4 inch heels, so I don’t walk in them as gracefully as my lower heel heights. Another reason is I have a hard time pairing them with outfits. They just never look right, and I end up putting something else on before walking out the door.
Yesterday, I was determined to pair them in an outfit.
While I was at it, I figured I’d try to pair them with another item I never wear…these gray Paige straight leg jeans. For some reason, the color of these just never look right with what I want to wear, and I always end up in boring old blue jeans. The straight leg style isn’t as fitted in the thigh and leg as my bootcuts or skinny jeans, so I feel a little self conscious in them too…like they look too big on me. That might just be my own insecurities about my scrawny legs coming through.
After I had on the shoes and the jeans, I needed a muted color top (the soft olive green worked well) and then threw on a Theory blazer. It looked okay, but still needed something a little tough to complete the outfit. Then I remembered a little forgotten necklace I got at the LOFT Fall preview, and dug it out of my jewelry drawer. Sure enough…it worked!
So…this outfit paired a pair of shoes, pair of jeans, and necklace that I never ever wear.
Did I successfully create an outfit out of my wardrobe misfits? Or am I just fooling myself? =P
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