Do you ever stare into your closet and think to yourself, “I have nothing to wear”, even though it is very clear that based on your closet, you absolutely have something you can wear. I guess we should re-phrase this to “I have something to wear but I don’t want to wear any of it”. It happens to the best of us. No matter how many clothes we have, there are just some moments when none of it seems to work.
This happened to me last Sunday. It was warm again outside and I have really gotten tired of wearing my Summer clothes. I was not interested in anything I had and was dreaming of the opportunity to put on a coat, sweater, scarf, pants and boots. I just wasn’t interested in playing the “warm weather game” with Mother Nature and so, I professed, “I have nothing to wear!”. Then I started looking piece by piece, hanger by hanger, and came across this Anine Bing skirt. I had purchased this skirt a LONG time ago (Anine Bing is one of my favorites. If you have not visited her site, you must!) and for some reason or another, I had never worn it. In fact, I hadn’t even taken off the tags. I remember when I first ordered it I was having a bit of trouble styling it to my liking and then it seems I put it in the black hole of my closet and never looked at it again. Finding it on Sunday suddenly inspired me and instantly, I had something to wear.
That is the funny thing about our closets. So often, we protest that there is nothing there that we like and we quickly order clothes in order to “help the cause”. The truth is though, if we calm down a second, we have a TON of things to wear and sometimes it just takes a little creativity and re-inventing of a piece to create a fab look without spending a penny.