Last Monday, I got dressed in 5 minutes. Which I used to walk my dog a little while longer. I got the idea Sunday night, scrolling mindlessly through Instagram. Sometime last year, I got this sweater, and after it made an appearance on my Instagram, I never wore it again. At the time, I got it as a dupe of the famous Acne Studios sweater (which is 30% off now). For some reason, I never reached for it again. It didn’t feel right. Fast forward to now, and I’ve worn it 3 times in the same week.
Sometimes this happens to me. Some item I’m not completely crazy, becomes my go-to a while later. I started thinking about it and it dawn on me that, maybe (1) it wasn’t its time. (2) I got new pieces to pair it with. (3) my own aesthetic changed. Instead of selling it, I kept it for some reason, and have zero regrets.
Its value is what you make it. No matter what the brand. And again, I always love to tell the stories of the clothes I get. Some were long time residents of my bookmarks, others were impulse purchases. But the main thing to consider, for me, is how many different ways you can wear something. When I touch a piece, I start to envision the bottom, the top, the hair, the shoes. This way, you can make sure there are several, and not just one ways to style it.
When I got this coat, one of the things I immediately thought was how great it would look over the sweater. Last year I had trouble wearing it because I didn’t find a coat I loved with it. Always try revisiting pieces in your wardrobe. Even if you’re not getting anything new. You never know what you might find.