James Perse sweatshirt | Made in the US
Splendid crew neck t-shirt | old, similar style by Sundry, also made in the US
Frame Le Garcon jeans | made in the US
Repetto BB Flats | mine are quite old, and perforated leather
Proenza Schouler PS1 satchel in dark olive | purchased with credit from Forzieri
Margot Wolf necklace | made in the US
Happy Monday! This weekend I went through the box in the top of my closet of clothes/shoes I’d been holding on to for spring and purged A LOT. It’s finally promising to warm up here, so I went through my closet and the box of clothes to see what I want to wear this season and what I’m ready to get rid of. Among the things I was finally ready to part with were two pairs of Repetto ballet flats, leaving me only with this pair I’m wearing today.
In total, I’ve owned 5 pairs of Repetto ballet flats (I was obsessed for a while), and I wore them a lot 5-6 years ago, but stopped about two years ago because they didn’t fit my current style. I’m not sure they do, still, but I’m easing back into them a bit. I wore them all weekend when it wasn’t raining, and I was happy with how comfortable they were and easy to wear. The look is different for me, since I’ve been favoring “thicker” more substantial shoe styles for a few years, but very flattering on my foot, especially with skinny jeans/leggings.
Anyway, whether or not I wear them very often, I will keep this one pair of Repetto ballet flats, and a few other pairs of shoes I haven’t worn in years, in my wardrobe. Perhaps indefinitely. The other shoes in question, Sportmax clogs and Robert Clergerie platforms that are each about 10 years old, remind me of a lot of things, and bring back memories, sure, but I also LOVE them; they make my heart smile. Maybe that’s a small part of why I won’t get rid of them, but also, I know that while they may not be my style now, they might be later, and they’re meaningful enough and special enough that I’d regret getting rid of them.
I’m resigned to having a handful of things in my wardrobe that I don’t wear, but no more than that. And now that my closet is manageable and mostly full of things I DO wear, I think that’s fair. I no longer feel “bad” about keeping things I don’t wear very often, because I know what I have in my closet, and I know that it’s all there for a reason.
What do you have in your wardrobe you don’t wear, but will hold on to? why? Name two things…