It is time for another remix and rematch post, Fashion Huntress style!
This is a special edition of remix and rematch because I have had both of the featured items for…wait for it…over five years! Yes, my friends, this is an ‘oldies but goodies/classics remain classic/giving old items a facelift’ remix and rematch. Buying high quality classic items on sale means you very well may be wearing them for years to come.
Ready? Let’s remix this!
Full gray skirt: H&M ($20 marked down from approx $50)
Jean blazer: Lux at Urban Outfitters (approx $10 marked down from approx $60)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Most of us do not live in a world where wearing a different pair of shoes or a new skirt every day is an option. To be honest, I am not sure I would even want to live in that world! I like the challenge of remixing and rematching, and I enjoy wearing many of my pieces over and over. The real challenge is finding a way to keep your classics and older pieces looking fresh! One of the easiest ways to keep classics updated is by adding something trendy to the mix. With my full skirt, I added trends of sheer polka dots, tribal prints, and printed denim.
2) I am a firm believer in the jean blazer. On paper, it does not sound particularly fashionable. However, in practice, it is very fashionable! Denim never really goes out of style, so you can invest however you want. My recommendation, nonetheless, is to get something that is well tailored so that it will always look as though it fits properly. Jean blazers are a nice alternative to a black blazer (especially in summer), and are perfect for layering in summer.
If you are looking for a denim blazer/jacket, I think J. Crew and Gap have great denim collections that are basically indestructible. When looking for denim that will last, look for stiffer material. Steer clear of the thinner/super soft denim that you sometimes see in jeans that also have spandex in them. The extra soft denim is fine for pants, but will not last long if used in a jacket.
Gap actually has 40% off their sale section right now, and there are jean jackets marked down to $20-$30: http://www.gap.com
Thank you, as always, readers for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your weekend!