What I Wore 51: Restyling Old Clothes

I have to confess that, while I love sharing personal style inspiration here on the blog, I'm really not much of a shopper--everything I'm wearing in these photos (with the exception of jewelry)  is at least two years old. I don't hate shopping, I just love a lot of things that I already own; and I enjoy restyling old pieces into new outfits, which is what I did here with this black skirt and white top. I had actually never paired this shirt with anything but jeans, and voilà--a new outfit!

These pairings always make me think I could pull off a capsule wardrobe (still something I've been flirting with), but when it comes time to get rid of stuff I haven't worn in a while, I start to have trouble. I haven't worn this skirt in at least two years, but when I pulled it out of my closet the other day I was so happy to have it. It felt like I was shopping in my own wardrobe--which I'm pretty sure is the philosophical enemy of the capsule wardrobe, but whatever. That's something to figure out another day.

Top: LOFT | Skirt: J.Crew

Bag: Coach | Shoes: Dolce Vita

Photos by Andi Perullo for Freckled Italian.