On day 10 of 21 Day Challenge I had to wear a closet orphan.
When I did this the first time, I wore a grey open cardigan. I’ve since gotten rid of that cardigan, because while I professed my love for it, I still rarely wore it. So out it went.
This time around, I chose to wear the dress I wore on my 30th birthday. To dinner with my husband, to be exact. I hadn’t worn it since, largely because I’m pretty sure I shrunk it when I washed it, and it seems way shorter to me than the first time I wore it.
To combat the shortness, and make this dress work-friendly, I wore it over black leggings, with my red cardigan over it. There’s actually not a lick of red in the dress, but the cardigan worked beautifully with it. I added my black scarf (which I’m realizing I’ve been wearing way too much) and black OTK boots to round out the look.
Check out the look.
I liked being able to give new life to this dress, and wear it even though I feel like it’s too short otherwise. I love the colors in it, and got quite a few complements on it. But I’m still on the fence on this one; I’m not sure I’ll be keeping it. I think it’s a little too young for me, and that there are other, more sophisticated floral dresses out there that better suit my style and my age.
So that’s day 10 of this round of the 21 Day Challenge.
What do you think? Do you ever go through your closet and try to give new life to items you haven’t worn in forever? If so, do you find they become easier to wear, or have you ended up getting rid of them anyway? Share your thoughts in the comments.