Let Your Clothes Age with You

Updated on Nov 17, 2011
H&M vest - Diesel bag - korea shorts - korea sweatshirt
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While I do love new things but the novelty has worn off and now I’m starting to look for ways to fall in love with what I have. Uh sounds like a relationship doesn’t it? But when it comes to dating advice, would you not seek the person in a monogamous relationship over one that ricochets between multiple persons? An exaggerated example but nevertheless if I want to ask someone how to fall in love with clothes, I’d find one who has a long term relationship with their wardrobe over one who buys and wears for a couple times. Therefore I observe those who have and maintain little.

This is what I’m now shifting towards:

1. Defining a distinct style
Hm I know this may mean a visual consistency that will bore most readers of fashion blogs but I want to achieve a signature narrative of sartorial history that doesn’t come and go with the tide of trends.
2. Patina over Gloss
Gloss is what’s apparently hot in the magazines, patina comes through simply age and usage. The patina is the layers of historical narrative.
3. Slowness & thought
The speed at which fashion goes is redefining what we see as ‘old’. I find myself saying “the shirt is old” which actually means “I purchased it a year ago but it’s old compared to the skirt and bag I bought a month ago”. To think what our grandmothers would say about this mode of thought!
4. A return to materiality
While the ‘natural fiber’ industries are no more eco friendly than its synthetic counterparts, aiming to buy only cotton, leather, silk and wool is the birth control to my consumption cycle.
“Do you really need a polyester blouse?”
Um, no…

Comments (31)

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Omgitstiffduh
Omgitstiffduh on June 12
Pretty.
corinaYna
corinaYna on March 23
lov the shorts
yeahokaycool
yeahokaycool on November 27
loooove this!
Kasia_S
Kasia_S on November 22
great look! kisses:*
princess_jarie
princess_jarie on November 19
Love the vest and very smart words right there. :)
Mery_ivy
Mery_ivy on November 19
love the vest
chyrelg
chyrelg on November 18
love this look!
chyrelg
chyrelg on November 18
love this look.
NastyLi
NastyLi on November 18
Nice look
loveymarquez
loveymarquez on November 18
Cool! Love this outfit! Awesome vest and bag!
ellefraction
ellefraction on November 17
very cool outfit.
ellefraction
ellefraction on November 17
Congratulations on making the homepage!
BadWolf
BadWolf on November 17
Love it!
jjoseph
jjoseph on November 17
love the vest
Ari_Ari
Ari_Ari on November 17
following u :D
Ari_Ari
Ari_Ari on November 17
so chic
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on November 17
super chic :)
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on November 17
Love this outfit, so modern! :) Your post is so smart and seriously inspiring. (Iris is probably the poster girl of doing this, but I (Daniel, obviously haha) am the total polar opposite.)
anonymours
anonymours on November 17
cute shorts
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 17
casual chic!!!
immadi
immadi on November 17
love this
corinney
corinney (@corinney7) on November 17
Love your post, so true.
Jonniel76ers
Jonniel76ers on November 17
love it
barrylou
barrylou on November 17
simple but chic :)
LESVINTAGE
LESVINTAGE on November 17
Love the Vest! www.lesvintage.com
editorspicks
editorspicks on November 17
Hi, you've been selected as our Home Page feature. Congratulations! You've also earned 500 Chic Points. Thank you so much for your amazing style and creative blog post!
Anh_L
Anh_L on November 17
So cute!
crystaldots
crystaldots on November 17
great tips especially the "patina." very engaging and thoughtful, sam!
underfashionarrest
underfashionarrest on November 17
the mast amazing leather vest!+1
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on November 17
you know I love this, sam! gimme that vest! haha!
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on November 17
love your post
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