The Art of Recycling and Restyling Your Closet

You don’t have to go full Marie Kondo on all of your beloved pieces when you feel you may have out ‘matured’ them; sometimes you can rescue pieces by recycling and restyling your closet.  I had a bad habit of wearing these jeans, that weren’t artfully distressed until well beyond their expiration.  I jut couldn’t part with them, so I took a look at current trends and worked them in.

Summer is in full swing and if you were born before the 90’s, you remember when summer styles looked much the same as they do now.

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 I often find myself wishing I kept something from the past because everything comes back around.  I’m better at weeding out the key pieces that come back around.

As a rule, I hang on to unique jewelry, especially if it has an interesting feature that I’m not sure I will find again. What can it hurt? Jewelry doesn’t take up much space!

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I picked this whimsical necklace up around 15 years ago. I don’t often find an occasion to wear it, but with the recent surge in “boho-chic,” I’ve pulled it out a few times!

Sometimes it’s just too hard to let go of a fab pair of jeans. We’ve all been there.

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My husband used to gripe at me for pulling out these jeans. That is, before I took scissors to them and turned them into the jean shorts everyone is wearing. I’m so happy every time I get to wear them now because, while I can’t keep them forever, I’ve extended the life of my favorite pair of pants for just a bit longer.

I frequently find myself listening to my husband and my best friend about my style.  Truthfully, I get attached to the pieces I love.  When I need to retire my favorite pieces, they always know because they see me objectively and they can, without emotional attachment, make a sound judgement based on the standards they know I uphold.  Another simple trick is to turn all of your hangers around backwards at the beginning of a season.  When you wear something, hang it back up the right way.  At the end of the season, you are left with a clear picture of the clothes you wore and the clothes you never touched.  It should be relatively easy to comb through your “never worn” pile and decide which pieces should stay.

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XO,

The Luxicon

Kate Thakkar

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I love your blog, your posts are beautiful! I just followed you, it would be great if we can support each other 🙂 I am so glad I got to discover you <3

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Thank you Arielle! I’m glad you found me too! I just started the blog this week. I’m very excited to share with the world what inspires me. I checked out your blog as well; impressive! Thank you for the kind words.

Kate

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Thank you, you are so sweet! You’re welcome 🙂

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so cute! love the top you look great!

Pls check out my outfit & share your thoughts? 🙂
http://thatfirsthello.com/2015/07/30/symmetric-allures/

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Thank you thatfirsthello! I will check it out!

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Cute colorful summer look! Also, great work tailoring those jeans, I would’ve never guessed that you hadn’t bought them that way!
– Jessica
Miss Moore Style

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Thank you so much Miss Moore Style!

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Thanks for your help.
Kate xoxo

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If you have WordPress.org it’s fairly simple! I have mail chimp and they have a plugin you can install to put a pop up in…thanks for subscribing, by the way! <3

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Thank you so much!

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