Looking at a jam-packed wardrobe and feeling like you’ve worn every piece to death is the worst feeling. On those days, putting together a fresh outfit can feel tortuous and nearly impossible. On the other hand, the absolute best feeling is turning around and seeing the entire closet with what seems like a fresh set of eyes and finding something new buried deep within the old.
This outfit, for example, is made up entirely from worn-many-times-before pieces that have somehow never managed to come together at any point previously. Surprising, especially since they found each other with ease in a frantic five-minute outfit change that started out in pajamas.
Sometimes it feels like I have to pound my head against a brick wall to come up with an outfit out of my closet; other times, the key pieces just float out to form a chic look out of thin air. It’s reminiscent of when Cher Horowitz picks out her school outfit in Clueless, only minus the ’90s computer software and revolving dream closet.
Gracie Carroll is a Toronto-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in ELLE UK, ELLEcanada.com, Plaid magazine and FILLER magazine. Keep up with her daily blog at www.graciecarroll.com.