|After: OLIVE des OLIVE nude tunic, with J.Crew Factory grey patent triple-loop belt (somehow with only two loops) and Pitaya black cotton pull-on skirt (sister's own)|
In August, I was cleaning my wardrobe and charting every single piece of clothing I currently own, because 1, it's summer and that's the time I'm at home to take care of my junk; 2, I couldn't be motivated to do something else at that time (silly me); 3, I believe the time-consuming process would pay off when I have concrete knowledge of the ridiculous amount I own and that of the underused pile. Now that I know how many shirts I have, I must exercise self-control..
So I found this piece from 4-5 years ago, a dusty nude tunic with matching scarf and a cream underslip by a Japanese label, and it's appalling.
Don't get me wrong: the piece is made well, and on someone else it may shine. It just doesn't fit me. It doesn't flatter my skin tone or body type; the billowy bottom and the drapes make me look like a pumpkin. My sister steps in at this point and offered her genius idea:
|Looks just like a medium weight sweater.|
She kept the top and I took the scarf. I like scarves (a lot), I don't own another thin scarf and, much influenced by my sister, I'd fancy a nude item for styling purposes: it goes well with the basic white, black and cream colour palette. Love how it ended up as a win-win! :)
Lesson 3: You don't always have to wear that top, that skirt or that belt the way it's supposed to be worn. Re-interpret the piece to give it new life - It is designed and produced as is, but you own it now, and you should decide how you'd like to wear it. Have fun!