What?! A “Sometimes, Always, Never”!!!!!! I’ve been patiently waiting, hoping and praying that Danica will post another entry in the mean, elitist, judgy series!
You wish is my command.
This week I have been turning over my closet from warm to cold. Shorts have been folded neatly. Open toe wedges are walking their way to the back room. Florals are awaiting decision. It’s been on my mind for over a week, and it’s still not done.
So without further ado, our Sometimes, Always, Never:
Florals need to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Ask yourself a few questions
- Are the colors dark or moody overall? (Think black, blue, dark reds or greens, grays and other neutrals. See right) If they are, that’s easy to wear all winter. Pair with dark tights, sweaters and boots. Yahtzee.
- Is the fabric thin or heavy? If it’s a thin, lightweight fabric, be careful. If you can tell it’s supposed to be worn on it’s own on a warm summer picnic day – stash it. If it’s a blouse or thicker fabric, again, pair with a sweater, scarf or tights.
- What is the style of the garment? If it’s both floral and a tank top, sorry. It’s screaming SUMMERTIME. Stash. **For example** I have a black floral maxi. It’s dark, but since it’s both floral and a maxi (designed for beachy summertime) I stash it until spring. Other maxis are great for winter… but they are dark solids paired with sweaters and scarves. Kapish? (see below)
Everyone knows the whites-after-labor-day rule has been thrown out. Still, be wary. A white-on-white ensemble makes you look a LITTLE bit like the Queen of Narnia. Pair multiple whites with neutrals. I’m loving this white/camel from A Piece of Toast this week. Super fresh, right? But take it easy with the circus tent cardigans… ok?