….wear faux fur and sequins to take the dogs on their morning walk?
Over the years, I’ve periodically found myself seduced by “fun” wardrobe items that are rarely worn. Either they feel too fancy or occasion-specific for every day wear, or they push a little too hard at the boundaries of my style comfort zone. Ultimately they wind up on the wrong end of a closet purge, and are consigned or donated. (And then I lament that my wardrobe is lacking interesting pieces. Rinse, repeat.) But before my next closet cull, I’m trying to give some of these items the opportunity to pull their weight. I’ve been throwing them into my everyday outfits to see what sticks.
The coat is from Madewell, and I picked it up last winter on final sale. It’s warm, but not too warm, perfect for cool mornings and evenings. I’m finding it surprisingly workable as an everyday piece. The shoes are also from last year, by Paul Green. They have excellent support for a flat slip-on sneaker, and worked well as part of last spring’s travel wardrobe. (Another Paul Green sneaker here.)
I love those destructed sequins! (I should also mention that I’m wearing Smartwool Secret Sleuth socks…my go-to!)
Have there been any closet orphans that you’ve managed to work into your everyday wardrobe?