I’m crazy about all the black and white combos I’m seeing in the fall fashions, and it inspired me to pull an item out of the back of my closet I haven’t worn in a while.
I bought this American plaid button down (for $10!) at What’s New Consignment a few years ago. I love the simplicity of the pattern, and while the ruffles were a little too frilly for my taste, I didn’t let that stop me from pairing the shirt with everything from pencil skirts to black jeans to cutoffs.
But upon the most recent viewing, I was suddenly REALLY weary of the ruffles. So with about 3 seconds forethought, I snagged a pair of scissors from the drawer and trimmed down one of them. After looking at the shirt anew for a few minutes, I kind of liked the one-ruffle look, so I left the other one (I can always cut that one off later if I get another whim).
One thing I love about clothes on consignment is that I can make even major alterations and even if I hate it, I’m usually not out a huge sum.
Before divesting yourself of a once-favorite piece, give it one more look-over. Could a small tweak or even drastic overhaul catapult it back into rock-star status in your wardrobe?