With every move comes a closet clean out. Like most people, I am guilty of wearing the same pieces often but continuing to shop for things I wear much more rarely, reasoning things like I don’t own anything like this or I’ve always loved how these look on (insert anyone in the world here) or I need it because (insert any reason you can think of, really; I am an expert rationaliser.) This means that my closet contains, along with my favourite, wear everyday pieces, a lot of items that fall into a particular sartorial category; things I love so much that I can’t bring myself to get rid of them, despite the fact that they are not actually at all practical for wearing regularly. Case in point: my Mavi flared jeans. These are the jeans that made me fall in love with flares after having sworn of wearing them for years. The cut and colour are perfect. The fit is flattering. But the length… oh, the length. No matter how desperately I wish otherwise, I have long passed the point where another growth spurt is a realistic possibility; I am stuck at a little less than 5’3″. Skinny jeans, while often too long, can at least be scrunched at the bottom or folded over. But flares are another story – I stubbornly refuse to hem them, because hemming somehow disrupts the integrity of the flare and the shape is never the same once it’s been cut. What that means, though, is I’m left with jeans that drag on the ground unless I wear exactly the right shoes – which, you can see in these photos, I didn’t on this day. Oops. Hems dragging on the sidewalk really isn’t stylish, but, well, I’m a real person for outfit mishaps happen. I still love these jeans, but I’m thinking they might not make it into my suitcases for our upcoming trip – I can’t imagine the hems would survive more than one walk on European cobblestones! I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in hanging onto clothes that I love despite their total lack of practicality, so tell me, what items to you have in your closet that you love but, for whatever reason, can’t really wear?
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