Monday, June 17, 2013

Demure (See Jane Wear)

Equipment tie-front top (c/o), Corey Lynn Calter skirt (very old but similar), Zara heels (old but similar), KW sunglasses (c/o W Concept)
I've owned this skirt since 2007.  Its a-line shape and subtle stripe is classic enough that it will stand the test of time.  Every season, I usually pair it with a new top to keep it current.   Repurposing old favorites by pairing them with new pieces helps me keep my closet fresh; most importantly, it helps me avoid a closet full of trendy items that I only wear once.

How long do you keep items in your closet?


40 comments

  1. It's definitely a classic! I have a few pieces that I always end up keeping around for a while that I never imagine would stay season after season.

    Jordan
    southofstyle.blogspot.com

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  2. Darling look! Very classic. I have those shoes and adore them!!
    xx,
    becky
    http://www.cellajane.com

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  3. Love this entire look!
    so cute for a night out!
    Hope you have a great week xo
    Meg
    www.sealed-with-style.com

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  4. Such a gorgeous and classic outfit. Love it!

    Xo, Amanda

    theamandakathryn.blogspot.com

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  5. I wouldn't have guessed that was an old skirt. I tend to keep certain items for years and use the same "pair it with something new" trick.

    I actually have a skirt I got for $5.00 at Urban Outfitters a few years back that I've worn more than skirts I've spent much more on. A good find that paid for itself annually :)

    xoxo Jackie
    somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

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  6. Lovely top and skirt!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute summer outfit :) I love tying my shirts in the front, and it looks especially good with a full skirt. I love restyling old pieces in my closet...it forces me to be creative and to stretch my imagination :)

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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  8. If something is sentimental or I picture my daughter / granddaughter enjoying it I will hold on to (hoard) it! I always fantasized about what it would be like if I had a grandma who had done that haha

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  9. a very beautiful combo! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  10. Lovely outfit! I wouldn't have thought of pairing a knotted top with this skirt, but it works perfectly.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  11. Wow, that skirt was such a good buy for 2007! :)

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  12. You're right! That skirt is perfect! And I'm the same, I try to keep pieces in my closet as long as I can. Unfortunately most of them get worn too much and I have to get rid of them, haha...
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  13. Love this whole look - I have a similar skirt, but just purchased. I also enjoy re-styling old items. Brings out your creativity and it's exciting to make an item feel new again!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  14. Love he skirt! Would not have guessed you had it for that length of time.

    Tiffany Ima
    <a href="http://stylehonestly.blogspot.com>Style Honestly</a>

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  15. Absolutely love this look. It's so cute! Need a fun skirt like this!

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

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  16. What a great skirt, I love how you've styled it here! I tend to keep items in my closet for longer than I should.

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  17. I have an Esprit red trench coat I bought in college and still wear it.

    www.FripperyVintage.com

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  18. I will keep something indefinitely as long as it's a) in good condition, b) is a classic piece; ie, not too trendy, or c) is an investment piece (statement jacket/shoes).

    Love this look, Anna! So fresh!

    PS- I commented on your senior pic on twitter; yay c/o 2003! I have my reunion in August, and it's making me feel OLD. Oy. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  19. What a classic skirt! I think we all have that one item in our closets that seem to stand the test of time.

    How lucky that the black and white is in right now!

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  20. I love this skirt Anna, you're definitely right for holding onto it for so long! Pieces like that are perfect any season or year.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  21. oh wow, what a lovely, classic, chic look
    xx
    http://petalandplume.blogspot.com/

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  22. I have a skirt just like this from Anthropologie that I bought for my first job interview out of college! I haven't worn it in years but have saved it and this post is making me want to bring it out again!

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  23. Super cute! I used to get rid of things fairly quickly but since I've seen so many styles come back around it's hard to get rid of anything!

    www.topitoff-mel.blogspot.com

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  24. Love this outfit! Classic and feminine. You look lovely.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  25. love the skirt! i have been looking for one like it. such a classic!

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  26. That skirt is so ladylike and absolutely darling on you!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  27. Cute skirt!
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  28. That skirt is a great classic piece. Love this outfit.

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  29. Love the simplicity of this outfit! It's so classic!

    xx
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

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  30. So cute and timeless! I don't usually keep items quite that long unless its a timeless piece.

    Laura
    www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  31. OMG. Love love love that skirt! Seriously super cute look!

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  32. That skirt is such a classic. It'll never go out of style!

    www.somebeautifulthingsblog.blogspot.com

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  33. I have clothes for many years ago! 'Musts' never die.
    Kisses

    Teresa and Maria
    http://thelittleblackdressvlc.blogspot.com

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  34. Love that skirt! It could go with anything!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  35. LOVE this look! So pretty!
    Those heels are amazing!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  36. Gorgeous look. I am in love with knotted blouses, it's so classy and stylish.

    Annette
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    Lady of Style

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  37. Love the top!

    ourstylefile.blogspot.com

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