Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Appreciating The Old Timers In My Wardrobe



Dress - Topshop | Shirt - Topshop | Shoes - Next | Shocking tan lines - My own

Contrary to what the title of this post may suggest, I don't have a crowd of OAPs chilling in my wardrobe (it's far too full of clothes for any of them to fit in). What I do have chilling in my wardrobe is some (by modern day standards) rather old items of clothing that came to my attention after a recent wardrobe clear out. Despite the fact that I (attempt to) clear my wardrobe out at least once a year, there are some clothes that have survived every single time, which says something about them doesn't it I suppose? It struck me that because these items are so old, they've never made an appearance on my blog; despite my best intentions I still have a tendency to feature primarily newer clothes on here. So I grabbed a couple of my faves and this old-school style outfit post was born. 

At the grand old age of ten years, this dress is probably the oldest item in my wardrobe. If you were to ask me before I sorted through my wardrobe, what I thought the oldest item in my wardrobe might look like, I would have guessed that it'd be something classic, probably black, that would have survived not only the coming and going of trends, but also my own fickle style preferences. I certainly wouldn't have guessed it'd be a colourful, uniquely patterned summer dress that's much shorter than anything I'd actually buy these days. It would appear that despite it being a little different, this is the dress I've consistently liked over the years so I thought it deserved a little shout out on here. Thanks babin' dress.

I think the reason it's stood the test of time is because it's a real fail-safe holiday dress. It's floaty, has a nice colourful summery pattern and also it has pockets and I don't think I'll ever throw away a dress that has pockets (that would just be madness wouldn't it?!). It's safe to say it will be coming to Italy with me in a few weeks time and hopefully many holidays after that.





Another item that's been in my wardrobe for a similar amount of time, but one that I have actually featured on here before, is this denim shirt. I wore it for my first day at university (complete with leggings, a vest top and a waist belt) and I thought I was cool as. Contrary to the dress, this is the sort of thing I'd expect to stay in my wardrobe for a long time. A denim shirt is a classic and if there's nothing wrong with it, there's no reason to ever get rid of it. I have two denim shirts in my wardrobe (which is pretty restrained isn't it?), this pale one and then a darker denim one and both have been in my wardrobe a very long time. Side note: the darker denim one is now relegated to a house shirt because Barney ripped a hole in it #catmumlife. I wear denim shirts all year round; on their own with jeans/trousers in the autumn and winter then as a cover-up in spring and summer so there's actually a strong possibility that this one might make it to Italy with me too.

So there you have it, the two oldest items in my wardrobe still going strong. What a shame I feel like I need to carry on buying things eh? What's the oldest item in your wardrobe?

Amy x




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  1. What beautiful pictures and such a great dress! I don't change my wardrobe around too much and appreciate the outfits that stand the test of time!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Thanks so much Rosanna, I think it's great to have classics in your wardrobe! xx

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  2. Digging out old favourites from our wardrobes can be SO much fun, totally agree! This sundress looks lovely on you Amy :) The oldest piece in my wardrobe right now is a pair of pyjama shorts from when I was 14 haha, oh god...

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thank you so much Gabrielle! Haha oh gosh I have some really old pyjamas too, don't think they'd make quite as good a blog post haha xx

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  3. I love this dress! It's classic but the print is so interesting too. You look beaut! x

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    1. Thanks Josie! I love the print, it's so unique isn't it xx

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    1. I think I've translated that right on google so erm thanks haha x

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  5. Such a sweet dress, love your photo's too!
    P xx
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    1. Thank you so much, it's a gem isn't it! xx

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  6. Simple chic outfit
    Love the photos

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. Thank you! Some of my fave shots my other half has taken I think! x

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