Contrary to popular belief, hand-me-downs are not just for children.
Recently I was blessed with a few trash bags full of clothes. Some work for me and some don’t, but I’ve been trying to mix and match and work more and more pieces into my wardrobe.
So, this is what I wore this week.
If you are new around here, I don’t just take pictures of myself, because I like how I look. I document what I wear as motivation, not only to dress better, but also to just simply get dressed. When you work at home, it’s easy to get stuck in the rut of pj pants or yoga pants. This helps us out of the rut. I am joining hundreds of other women over on The Pleated Poppy in What I Wore Wednesday. I am also linking to All Things Alissa for a bargainista link-up.
This sweater came from a yard sale a few years ago. It’s not my favorite, but it works when it’s cold. I paired it with a shimmery silver dot blouse from Kohl’s (about 5 years old), and a pair of twill pants. These pants look like denim, but they are not. They are much, much more comfortable.
This next outfit doesn’t really work for me at all. I am wearing head to toe (except the necklace and shoes) hand-me-down.
I just don’t wear stuff like this. It’s not me. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear out and about, but I was uncomfortable all day. I felt like another person, instead of myself. I’m not sure if I’ll keep this vest or pass it on to someone else who may like it more.
What do you think? Is there a better way to wear it?
Flowered pants? Those are me.
Pants: Kohl’s ($8), Shirt & T-shirt: Hand-me-down, Shoes: Kmart
The flowered pants make another appearance. This time with a hand-me-down gold shrug. I’m not at all sure I like the shrug. (Shrug may not be the right term for this sweater thingy, but I don’t know what else to call it.)
I know I’m having a horrible hair day in this photo, but I think it’s more than that. I just don’t generally wear vests of any kind. I think that’s the problem.
Maxi Dress: Target
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have an extensive wardrobe, so I remix pieces of clothing over and over again. Here are a few ways I wear the same thing in a different way. I thought it might help someone (maybe) to see how I mix things up.
Here’s my maxi-dress remix. I suppose if I had a solid green or purple sweater, that would work too.
These really are one of my two favorite pants I own. (Yes, the other pair are printed too!)
So, here’s my question: If you are given a piece of clothing that is not necessarily your style, do you keep it or pass it on?