Like a good red wine, some things just get better with age. That adage bodes well for me since I happen to be a saver. Not in a hoarding kind of way. (Yikes, my obsessive compulsive neatness couldn’t handle that!) What I’m talking about involves my fairly vast collection of clothing (I know my sisters and friends, who helped me pack it all up for my move are nodding their heads in a collective affirmative).
Perhaps because as a child I was always either creating something new – amazing dresses(well, I thought so) made out of paper towels for my dolls – or reinventing something deemed old – a beautiful, dramatic cashmere coat given to my by my grandmother. It has always been the art of fashion that has captivated me. It’s also probably the reason I have difficulty parting with quality pieces, even and especially after fashion gurus dictate that they’re no longer in style.
As I said last week in this post, beautiful clothes made with sumptuous fabric and quality workmanship never go out of style.
Today I’ve mixed two classics from my closet – my coat and boots – with newer pieces to create a look that’s both fresh and modern.
The rich, warm, Bordeaux topper is many years old, but still hangs in my closet because of it’s clean, tailored lines and luxurious fabric. It’s one of those special pieces that just feels good when I put it on. Somehow I can’t imagine parting with it. The same is true for my Prada block-heeled knee boots. They are as gorgeous today as the day I bought them, more than 15 years ago! Both items are right on point today, proving that yes, some things do get better with age.
My advice – hold on to those classics in your closet. You won’t regret it.
Coat: Cinzia Rocca // Denim // Sweater (similar) // Handbag: Kate Spade (love this one ) // Boots: Prada (Similar here and here)
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Wow! These pieces all look brand new. I would never guess you had them for years. I will definitely start holding on to more of my classic pieces. I love the color bordeaux as well. Your sweater dress is fantastic. You look amazing in this color.
you look so lovely in hues of red! love that jacket and sweater dress!
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Outstanding color on you… It all looks fresh and new… !!
Great pieces! Of course you held on to them! That’s why it makes sense to buy the best quality you can afford – you’ll have them forever…
Isn’t that the truth, Andrea! It definitely pays to hang on to those classics :)
The Bordeaux color looks gorgeous on you! That sweater dress is amazing!
Doused In Pink
Thanks, Jill! Loving sweaters right now!
That sweater is beautiful and that color is beautiful on you. And, for a classic piece it is such a trendy color right now!
Thanks, Carrie! It’s really true what they say, “everything old is new again.” Glad I could crack these pieces out of the archives :)
You’re so right about quality items – they are such an investment, but only if you can afford them. I do a lot of charity (thrift) shopping where I pick up designer pieces at a fraction of the original price. Today’s ensemble is elegant and showcasing the beautiful Prada boots – well, honestly, the look brand new – just goes to prove that was money well spent.
Anna’s Island Style
It really was, Anna. Nothing makes me happier than to pull something out of my closet that’s over a decade old and have people think it’s brand new :)
Burgundy looks amazing on you! You look so chic, I love your coat so much!
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I think you look absolutely stunning in this outfit – both coat and dress. They are both in beautiful colours and you wear them so well xxx
Sam // Samantha Betteridge
Thanks, Sam! Appreciate your kind words!
Loving that sweater + boot combo on you, lady!
Le Stylo Rouge
Thanks so much, Ashley! So glad I held onto the boots!
What a gorgeous shade of bordeaux! Love that coat on you!
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I LOVE this sweater dress! I need to add it to my growing collection of burgundy clothing ;)
Thanks, Michelle! I am loving all the great knitwear available right now. Can never have too many sweaters :)
Hahahaa, I will take the Bourdeaux too both in that gorgeous coat and the ombre tunic sweater. They are both stunning.
Enjoy this weekend beautiful lady! <3 Ada.
Glad you got that, Ada ;) Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! xox-M
You look gorgeous! Love your whole outfit!
Thank you so much, Mikéla! Have a wonderful weekend!