I admit it: I’ve held on to certain garments for
years a while now, long enough to know they’re well past their fashion expiration date, but somehow I’m unable to just let them go. (Hello, Lindy? This is the 1980s calling. We’d really like our leather jacket back. Yes, the shoulder pads too.) Don’t we all have at least one thing in our closet clinging doggedly to its hanger, way back in the darkest corner?
Refinery29 to the rescue: their latest slideshow will inspire you to shake the dust off those oddball items by mixing them with more modern pieces! I’m noticing in particular the creative use of accessories; in the example below (the oddball being the bridesmaid dress), sharpening up the soft color of the dress with the black jacket and clutch does wonders, along with the bright golden accents, and the little pop of red in the earrings.
In addition to the bridesmaid dress remix, this slideshow has great ideas for incorporating that college sweatshirt, dress-for-success skirt suit, and retired running shoes into wear-right-now outfits. Resurrect those things you’ve kept for sentimental reasons (don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone), and mix yourself up something new!