It’s amazing to see how many clothes I have in my closet that I have never worn. I promised myself that before I spend another dime on an outfit that I would try to go through the clothes I already have.
The problem is, most of my clothes are summer and spring wear and we’re in fall. If I were back home in The Bahamas it wouldn’t be a problem. But, the weather in Washington, DC has its own mind.
I often hear style bloggers talk about shopping their closet and repurposing clothing as a way to save money. I’m all for it.
I am already thinking of accessories I can use to transition my summer wear into fall clothing.
I recently sifted through my closet and found a few items that I am still in love with. I wanted to share them with you because many of them are so colourful and beautiful that they deserve to be shared with the world.
Take a peek in my closet. I bought most of these items from a local store in Nassau called The Velvet Hanger.
The first item is an adorable tropical ankle-length romper with colourful flowers and leaves throughout the design. I paired it with a green straw belt to cinch my waist.
The fabric is thin and airy, but provides great coverage, so you can’t see my underwear even though the fabric is white. I love that.
One of my absolute favourite pieces is a colourful dress that I purchased from The Velvet Hanger. It has a black necktie built in to the design and a slight slit to the front of the dress. The fabric is satin and is very comfortable.
I plan to pair this dress with some opaque tights and wear it with boots to bring it into fall.
I paired this dress with a thin gold belt to cinch the waist.
I clearly have a thing for rompers long and short. So much so that when I find one I like I buy several in different colours. Like this beauty.
I happen to love tulle skirts. There’s something so incredibly feminine about them. They remind me of my ballet dancing days when I was a little girl.
I found this skirt in one of my favourite stores, Altar’d State in the Pentagon Mall in Virginia. They had a big sale, so I took advantage and bought several pieces.
I have had this yellow-mustard satin midi skirt for more than three years and still cannot not bear to part with it.
I never knew what type of top to wear with it. I used to be so catchy-matchy with my outfits, but all of that has changed now.
I paired this skirt with a soft, cozy cream-coloured sweater. I love the juxtaposition of the smooth satin-y skirt and the plushness of the top.
In my latest YouTube video, I put on a bit of a fashion show for my audience. Be sure to check it out down below to see all of the items that I have never worn. These pieces were just a tip of the iceberg. I have so much clothes. I may have to do a part 2.
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This Bahamian Gyal