Clothes can have sentimental value. As silly as it sounds, sometimes it is just too hard to part with the dress you wore the night of your rehearsal dinner, or the outfit you wore the day you were hired for your dream job. Six Octobers ago, I rocked this Free People dress on my first date with my future hubby. Now, every anniversary of our first date, I break out this little number in an attempt to relive a monumental night. There’s nothing wrong with re-wearing the same piece over and over again, but if you’re going to do it, keep it up with the times.
Back in 2009, I wore this dress solo, with my hair long and straight, a nude lip, and a pair of peep-toe booties. Fast-forward to October 2015, and I completely transformed the look with a faux fur stole from Bebe. This simple addition not only fancied up the look, but it brought out the peacock design on the bodice of the dress. I further switched things up by incorporating black Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots. Minis and OTK boots is totally a thing this season, so this combo helped me refreshen the ensemble to current clothing standards! I polished off the look with a high ponytail and some glitzy earrings from Jest Jewels.
Think twice before you give that special article of clothing away. Chances are it’ll come back in style and you’ll be able to spruce it up with the latest and greatest in fashionable finds.