It’s usually around this time of year that I have a difficult time figuring out what to wear to work. I am torn between not being ready to let go of some of my Summer pieces, and being more than ready to wear any and everything that’s Fall. The transition from one season to the next does make mornings a little challenging, so it’s important for me to think about ways to upcycle my looks. That’s one of the reasons I refuse to pack away my clothes each season. I simply can’t wear clothes that I have packed away in some container.
This Summer I bought a maxi dress that I had been wanting for a while. Each time I went to buy it, it would be sold out. So when it was finally restocked, I struck fast, made the purchase, and took a huge sigh because I knew that pretty soon my dress would be in my possession. When my “happy mail” arrived, I immediately loved the dress. It was the perfect kind of dress to take on vacation or the kind you can wear out for a nice Saturday morning sidewalk stroll. Lucky for me, I did get to wear my much desired smocked maxi, but unfortunately, I only wore the dress once during the whole summer. What a bummer. Well to make matters worse, Fall will be here in about 21 days, and to tell you the truth, I am not quite ready to let go of my dress. So, guess what, I’m not. Especially since the colors in the dress work well for both Summer and Fall.
Saturday morning sidewalk stroll
So I decided to make my maxi dress a maxi skirt. I even repurposed the sash and used it as a headband. Added my all-time favorite Fall flats and now my dress has new life.
Styled here with a t-shirt
Styled with a light weight sweater for cooler Fall mornings
My whole point is that we have to give our clothes life and not the other way around, but in order to do so, we can’t be afraid to try new things, and by not letting a change in season dictate what you wear or when you can wear it. All it takes is thinking of new and exciting ways to restyle the items you adore. You might love the new look, or you might not, but there’s no way for you to experiment if you pack those items away or just leave them to hang lifelessly in your closet simply because the perfect time to wear them has passed. I liked the t-shirt much better than the sweater, but for the cooler Fall mornings, at least I know that the sweater is an option!
What do you think? Am I on to something?