AG Stevie Sateen jeans | made in the US
EVERLANE u neck tee | made in the US
EVERLANE chunky knit cardigan | sold out
VINCE perforated sneakers | use code GRECHEN20 for 20% off, size down 1/2 size
PROENZA SCHOULER ps1 | purchased from Forzieri with credits from partnership
It’s no secret that I think WAY too much about my wardrobe, what I’m wearing, and what’s in my closet. I analyze, analyze again, and then once more, how any given item I’ll add will fit into my wardrobe, how many things I’ll wear it with, how often, what I’d have to get rid of if I bring something new in, and on, and on, and on…until the horse is dead, as it were.
I was doing this out loud with a friend recently, about this bag, and another potential purchase, interestingly enough, also in an olive color, and she basically told me (not exactly in these words) to shut it, I was thinking WAY too much about it. And I was. But I wanted to be absolutely sure I was making the right decision.
Once again, I’m striving for perfection. I think that anything I add to my wardrobe must be perfect, go with everything, last forever, etc., etc. Which is ridiculous, of course, because there’s no such thing as perfect. And why can’t I just have something I love, that brings me joy? (more on this in this week’s Minimal Closet post on Thursday!)
The moment I saw this bag on Forzieri, I wanted it. Even in this color. I’d wanted a PS1 for quite some time, and was excited that through my partnership with Forzieri, I’d now have a chance to get one (I exchange advertising with them for store credit).
Then I started to get anxious. Aside from black, white and gray, I do have quite a few ‘olive’ green, slightly olive/brown items in my wardrobe, and I was concerned that if I got this color, I’d have to switch out my bag for black if I was ever wearing a similar color in my wardrobe.
Yes, I’m weird like that. I don’t even like to wear my gray Vince sneakers if I’m wearing gray in my outfit (it was REALLY hard for me to wear this gray shirt and wear the Vince sneakers!). Black and black, I don’t have a problem with, obviously, but I don’t like to come off as matchy matchy in any way, so I let that consume me.
But I finally said to myself f*** it, I love the color, and I love the bag, and I’m going to get it. Now it’s here, and I love it, and I’m going to wear it – I’m even going to try and wear it with some items of similar color. Just to see what happens. If the world ends, I apologize 😉
Do you avoid wearing similar colors in outfits? or carrying bags or wearing shoes that “match” something in your outfit? Please tell me there’s someone else like me out there….