With fall/winter really in full swing — hello, Thanksgiving is in less than two weeks! — itâ€™s time to start breaking out parts of the wardrobe that have been buried in the back. For our latest post with Target, they suggested I take any item I havenâ€™t worn in at least six months and style it in three updated ways. Since most women only wear 20% of their closet — leaving a staggering 80% largely untouched — I loved this idea! I reached to the back of my closet and grabbed this blazer that I wore a million times last fall, stopped wearing around April due to the leather detailing and somehow havenâ€™t gravitated to this season. ThisÂ assignment has been the perfect jump start!
I love this project because Iâ€™m a huge proponent of finding ways to test myself to wear pieces I havenâ€™t worn in a while; itâ€™s actually a helpful purging tool because you either discover you absolutely love somethingâ€¦ or itâ€™s ill-fitting, has a stain, rides up while wearing, etc. Test it out for a week, and see how you can mix together the old and new.
Now for this abandoned blazer.
First up, I couldnâ€™t resist this under $20 skirt when I spied it the other day. The print, the comfy fabric, it just works. When the weather cools, I canâ€™t wait to wear it with a cozy cable-knit, or style it casually with sneakers.
Can we talk about these heels for a minute? I have an all black pair Iâ€™ve worn to death so Iâ€™ve been eying these for months at Target. I knew theyâ€™d look good with this skirt so I finally pulled the trigger; great heel height, the ankle strap, the cobalt blue, and comfy to boot. Expect to see these a lot.Â
Next, Iâ€™ve been going to my blazers more and more when looking to add a layer to a jeans and blouse evening look. While my natural inclination is to grab a cardigan, a blazer with its more defined angles has a way of creating a more polished look.
Lastly, this asymmetrical skirt is a new closet favorite (last worn here), and this timeÂ I had to pair it with this pop of color. This fuchsia hue is a perennial favorite; it works in every season, and particularly in the winter, adds a vibrancy to otherwise dark looks.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via ModeÂ Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.