Am I the only person that holds onto things waiting for the “right time” to wear them? Last Summer I ordered this Free People Long Moto Vest from Shopbop specifically to wear once the temps cooled down. With it being a bright white color, I could have easily just slipped it over a tee and dark denim shorts (and will probably do that once it’s hot again), but I wanted the initial outfit to be a little more sleeker.
So let me tell you, I HUNTED for a simple black turtleneck. You would think that because it’s a classic piece you would be able to find it everywhere but au contraire mon frère! I saw oversized, I saw distressed, I saw cowl-neck, I even saw striped, but simple black? Whew! It was like hunting for a needle in a haystack. I had convos with people about this and they noticed this too. But why? Why is no one making turtlenecks like they used to???? This is a mystery that seriously needs to be solved, lol.
Thankfully, while doing some holiday shopping at Nordstrom Rack I literally stumbled upon one while I was headed to check out. Finally, my cool girl minimalist look could be done. I love the frayed detail on the sleeves.
I’m not a minimalist by far (I love bright colors and patterns and little frills), but I do like that clean, simple aesthetic from time to time. This moto vest is such a statement piece because of the color and length, so I wanted it to remain the star of the show and paired it with my favorite black skinnies and new booties, both from Lane Bryant (yes, they have cute shoes too!). All versatile pieces that work well together but can be mixed and matched with so much more in my closet.
So back to my first question: do you buy pieces only to hold them for weeks/months, waiting to create your perfect outfit? Comment below!