James Perse Casual t-shirt | I’m wearing size 3, Everlane has a similar scoop neck style, I haven’t tried it yet
AG Stevie Sateen ankle jeans |
Repetto Ballet flats | I recommend sizing up at least 1/2 size, mine are perforated leather & old…
Margot Wolf pendant
Jas M. B. wings traveler bag | mine is quilted black, and several years old
I still owe you guys a shoe post (what’s left after the purge), but for now, let me just say that I do have quite a few pairs of shoes left. Including several that I’m sure I will get rid of, but for now, can’t bear to part with. Like my Repetto flats.
I have three pairs of Repetto ballet flats: black perforated leather (the one’s I’m wearing), gray cap-toe, and “nude.” Actually, I’m sure I’ll never get rid of them; I love them too much. They’re not really my style right now, but they were once, so why couldn’t they be again?
I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately, and that’s probably going to be the topic of my next Minimal Closet post, but how long do we REALLY want to wear our clothes/shoes/bags? Do we want to wear the same jeans for ten years? Maybe. Maybe not. Do we expect our taste in clothes & personal style to stay the same for more than five years? Should it?
This depends a lot on whether or not you pay attention to what’s new, feels “fresh,” and the varying shapes and styles that come out every season. I do, and for the last several years, I’ve felt drawn more to the loafer & sneaker than the ballet flat (along with everyone else…). I want a more substantial shoe, something more practical and sturdy than a ballet flat. Actually, I have always loved more sturdy shoes, I wonder now, what got into me?
I did wear my Repetto flats quite often; the three pair were in heavy rotation for a couple of years. But they’ve sat dormant, in their boxes, for a couple more. They will last – maybe not “forever – but they are without a doubt the most classic of classic shoe styles, and I’m sure I’ll be in the mood to wear them again. Right now, though, I’m not sure. They’re much too delicate for me.
Do you feel your style shift every few years? How has it changed recently, and what did you do about it? Have you kept some of your favorite “old” styles around?
*OH! and speaking of shoes…Everlane is sending me a pair of BLACK LOAFERS (!!) to review, and they’ll arrive tomorrow. If you’re on the waitlist for them, you’ll get a chance to buy them tomorrow before they’re available for the general public on October 1st. As soon as I receive them, I’ll get a post up, probably on Instagram with my quick opinion.