Remixing my clothes

My mom just wrote about how she hangs onto her clothes for a long time and keeps things in rotation. I have to admit: I do the same thing. I’ve had some clothes for 10 or 15 years.

Unlike mom though, I do have a steady stream of clothes that leave my place too. I buy/trade clothing on a regular basis, but I also donate pieces I don’t wear to clothing exchanges so others can enjoy them.

stripes and wedges

Jacket: Guess via swapped
Top: Swapped
Sunglasses: Old Navy
Pants: Macy’s
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Alchemy Goods

This look reuses my asymmetrical striped top and red wedges. I wore both pieces with a different pair of khaki capris last year.

denim and stripes

These cuffed pants have been on the blog since I started it. I just keep coming back to them. Today, I added a denim jacket (cool breezes be damned!). I’m also carrying my recycled tire bag from Alchemy Goods. And, my newest tattoo is peeking out!

red wedges and denim

It makes sense that wardrobe staples like khaki pants, a striped shirt, or a denim jacket stay in rotation. Those types of items are worth splurging on (even though, in this case, I got them free or cheap). A crazy trend, like my red shoes, I wouldn’t spend a lot on–I might tire of them sooner than the “classic” pieces.

What pieces to you keep turning to and wearing again and again?

same pieces, different look

I’m joining Visible Monday and Monday Bloom for a link up today. See what all the others are wearing!


Filed under Ethical, Fashion

12 responses to “Remixing my clothes

  1. Those are killer shoes!!

  2. Great look, Jean – I love how you cuffed your pants to better see those amazing red shoes! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

  3. I LOVE RED shoes!! Your blue, red and khaki are perfect for the backdrop! Love the colours!! Nice casual outfit with a great pop of colour!! ❤

  4. What a fun look! Those shoes! Great tattoo too. 🙂
    Dawn Lucy

  5. I too have some pieces in my wardrobe that are 10-15 years old. Some I keep because I love them, some are classy items that can be worn always. I like your casual look here, and the shoes definitely add some spark to it.

    • Thanks for commenting! You’re right about classic pieces–they’re meant to be worn year in and year out. I have coats and fancy dresses that I don’t wear often but that I love and will probably keep until they fall apart!

  6. jangrahammcmillen

    You just personify Young Seattle! Pretty cool, very casual chic … like the combination a lot … especially with the cake-walk charm of the first photo!

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