Runway looks can be tough to re-create - they are, after all, the highest form of fashion fantasy. But this look from Tibi was just what I needed to pull this plaid blazer out of the back of my closet! It may be more than 5 years old, but now I'm loving it paired with wool pants and a ruffled blouse for work.
Styling tip: Most experts will tell you to get rid of a piece of clothing if you haven't worn it in 6 months to a year. But I recommend being a bit more of a pat-rack. My advice is to get rid of anything that doesn't fit or is worn out, bottoms that are out of style and anything that feels too young to you (we all outgrow our style eventually). Things to keep are blazers, items with intricate beading or sequins, and anything that you still love. You might just be tired of an item or need to wait until it comes back into style. I have been so thankful on many occasions for the pieces I held onto and this blazer is a great example!
Photo left: Tibi runway
Blazer: Express (more than 5 years old)
Shirt: Banana Republic, $15
Pants: Gap, $15
Belt: American Eagle/Filene's Basement, $5
Shoes: Restricted/Endless.com, $39