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

Jordan said...

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
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rebeccajh said...

Darling look! Very classic. I have those shoes and adore them!!
xx,
becky
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Meaghann Bendis said...

Love this entire look!
so cute for a night out!
Hope you have a great week xo
Meg
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Ladies in Navy said...

this is so gorgeous! love the silhouettes here
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Amanda Massie said...

Such a gorgeous and classic outfit. Love it!

Xo, Amanda

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Jackie said...

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
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Natali said...

Lovely top and skirt!

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Madeline Veloria said...

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 :)

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Kelsey Elizabeth said...

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

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Love the idea of re-purposing an old piece. Great look.
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soulofashopper said...

a very beautiful combo! xo, Alma
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Andrea said...

Lovely outfit! I wouldn't have thought of pairing a knotted top with this skirt, but it works perfectly.
xo Andrea
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Render Sublime said...

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

Closet Fashionista said...

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...
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Nina Piccini said...

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
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Tiffany Ima said...

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

Tiffany Ima
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Jessica Camerata said...

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

xo Jessica

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Lyndsay said...

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.

Jennifer Boyd said...

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

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awhite said...

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
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Kathy Polo said...

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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Chelsea said...

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

Arin {Heart of Chic} said...

so cute!!!

Heart of Chic

petal and plume said...

oh wow, what a lovely, classic, chic look
xx
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Kirby said...

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!

melissa rosenkilde said...

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!

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Shannon Hearts said...

Love this outfit! Classic and feminine. You look lovely.
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michelle said...

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

Josie said...

That skirt is so ladylike and absolutely darling on you!
xo Josie
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Hanna Lee said...

Cute skirt!
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Megan Maddison said...

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

Megan
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Eat Play Dress said...

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

xx
Kayla
Eat Play Dress

Laura said...

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

Laura
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Alexa said...

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

Hannah said...

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

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TheLittleBlackDress VLC said...

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

Teresa and Maria
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Ally said...

Love that skirt! It could go with anything!

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Christina Storm said...

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

The Style Storm
xo, Christina

Lady of Style said...

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

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Natalie said...

Love the top!

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