I’ve had these pants for a very long time. Such a long time that if my pants were a child, they’d be in the 3rd grade now. And like a child, I never had the heart to sell them or give them away (that’s a joke, just in case you thought I was serious.) I loved the cut, the color and the material but they just simply weren’t in style… Until now. With 70’s pants making a come back, I took on my next closet challenge.
The pants are loud on their own and wearing a solid top would only make them stand out more, so I wanted a top with a pattern. My new Missoni for Target shell had a tiny bit of the same color as the pants in it and added a touch of sparkle. I happen to have the matching scarf, which I never planned on wearing together, but it worked here. It made the top look like it had a cowl neck. Too chilly to just wear the shell, I threw on a brown open cardigan that served as function, but also added a nice layer to the outfit. Some gold, brown and red jewelry complimented the top and the bag I wore. A pair of comfortable round toe wedges added the height I needed for the pants, but kept me comfortable all day long.
Lesson learned here: If you hang onto something for long enough it’s going to come back in style. What old pieces do you have that are now back in style?
Red Flare Plants (so old I can’t recall the price!), Bebe • Gold Space Dye Shell $29.99, Missoni for Target • Gold Space Dye Scarf $24.99, Missoni for Target • Brown Open Cardi $14.99, Express Clearance • Earrings $4.50, Accesorize Summer Clearance • Wood Bracelet $3.00, Saks off 5th • Red Stone Bracelet $12.00, Saks off 5th • Gold Bracelet $2.50, Forever 21 • Ring, Vintage Inherited • Marc Jacobs Bag $158.00, Super Clearance + Gift Cards via NM Last Call
*Photography by the incredible Katelyn Calautti