Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Something Old/New (See Jane Wear)

J Crew coat, F21 sweater, Club Monaco blouse (old but similar), Theory pants, Gap boots, Gucci scarf, Mulberry bag (color sold out but similar)
I made an investment in these pants and I'm determined to get the most possible wear out of them.  Seeing that I love these pants so much that I'd wear them with my robe, I doubt it'll be much of a challenge.  Rather than looking for new and shiny pieces to pair them with (which is fun but unrealistic for me), I've been digging through the depths of my closet for old staples.  My polka dot blouse from several seasons back is a an easy choice when paired with an extremely old scarf (I'm talking college) and the perfect lightweight wool-blend sweater that I picked up on a whim from Forever 21 about five years ago (hey, some of their clothes have lasting power).  No matter what your budget, you can't go wrong with classic pieces in tones that flatter you; it doesn't matter if they're pricey or practically free--try to envision yourself re-wearing it five years down the road without thinking, "wow, that was so October 2012."



46 comments

sip-n-wear said...

i love mixing old with the new... that blouse looks really pretty from what is shown!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

great finds! as much as it's fun to go out and buy all of the trendy stuff...there's nothing like having a few great well made staple pieces. you look adorable!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Camille Marie said...

so cute! those pants look pretty amazing so i guess that validates the price tag ;)

xo
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Kirsten said...

I just love this outfit. Classic!
And I love that advice! Lately I have been trying to get classic staples rather than trendy or crazy pieces!

Kirsten
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Eva Wu said...

love this look. great pants!
xoxo
ewa

Maria said...

You always know hot to perfectly math everything. This outfit looks great !

Love your blog !
Maria

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@smittensophie said...

Love them! Just got an idea what to add to my wardrobe this weekend!

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Natali said...

Nice combo! Great coat and bag!

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Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing..

Andrea said...

Amazing pants and I love your coat. Such a classic. :)
xo Andrea
Wonderful and Marvelous

Anacristina said...

Love your blog & style!

x's & o's
Anacristina
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Soulofashopper said...

great outfit! so envious you can wear a coat already! xo, Alma
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Lipstick Sunshine said...

loving this combo! you look so chic :)x

Closet Fashionista said...

I love all those pieces!! Way to rewear old stuffs! :D Still obsessed with those pants..
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Maja said...

I just love these pants!!!

Kimberly said...

Great layering here - and I love the lighter color scarf which plays so nicely with your heather gray coat...gorgeous!

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April said...

I might have to get myself some leather pants! After all, you convinced me last year to get those Gap boots that you're wearing...and I love them!

Lyndsay said...

I love those pants! I've been on the fence about getting a pair of my own, they look great on you.

Christina Storm said...

Love those leggings! Such a great look!!

xo, Christina

www.thestylestorm.com

Kristen said...

Love these pants!!! Great outfit!!!

Susie said...

Love combining the old with the new in my closet – it requires a lot more actual style and creativity (not to mention it's just much more realistic). Great look here – love the polka dots with the leather.


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Josie said...

I'm all about mixing older and newer pieces -- it's the only way to get the most wear out of everything. Love that pretty blouse with the edgy leather pants!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Corey @ When We Wander said...

That wool coat looks so warm! Great cut and length!

Kisses Aren't Contracts said...

perfect leather pants!

xoxo Shauna

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ambika anand said...

i remember you from the refinery29 contest a couple years ago! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

i love the pop of color from your scarf! i too keep things for yearsssssss, i really need to clean out my closet soon though :/

Amy said...

loving your leather pants!

xx amy

Leopard and Lillies

Anna D Kart said...

Love the remix and your gray coat is so perfect:)

Kacie said...

You look fabulous! Love your pants!

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Karen said...

What a coincidence ... I just got that same coat! Love it!

Samantha said...

Such a great winter jacket!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Best pants ever.

Iva Grbesic said...

Those pants are to die for. They are perfect on you.

Erin said...

The coat looks great with those pants! I love the pretty pink scarf peeking out!

-Erin-
http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

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ekta said...

Those pants were a great investment for sure! You are looking fantastic in them!
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Gina said...

I love this outfit! That scarf is such a great color and the pants look amazing on you. Lovin' your blog.
XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Nina Normalo said...

I love this coat!
I also love to mix old with new. Pieces with a history are the best ones!

♡, Nina
http://style-tagebuch.blogspot.com

Jennifer Lopez Vargas said...

I love the idea of mixing new styles with old ones. I love your leather pants, I spot it a similar one at Socilabliss.com

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Marie-Eve said...

That coat is amazing !


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LPFashionPhilosophy said...

We love this! The leather pants with this is perfect<3

ox from NYC
davie+erica

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Go For The Glam said...

Love this look! Pink + grey are one of my favorite color combinations :)

Leah said...

Love this outfit for fall! The perfect classic pieces.

Kristin and Lindsay: Passport To Style said...

Love the leather pants with the jacket perfect mix of fabrics.

love the passport to style team

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Kat said...

Love the pants!!
I have the same Club Monaco blouse and I love it too! Perfect for the office and happy hour drinks.

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