As the official Autumn Equinox approached last week, I instinctively began going through my closet and paring out things to donate, consign and keep. It’s a tedious process and yet cathartic. While the seasons here in Dallas are not as extreme as in other parts of the country, I typically retain heavier pieces that I need for extreme cold or when traveling in addition to lighter pieces that I layer with.
This Fall ‘15 Balenciaga black wool and cashmere cropped jacket with metal detailing at the collar (Previously posted here) was an easy decision for the “keep” pile. It was designed during Alexander Wang’s final year of his tenure at Balenciaga. I remember reading tributes to him in a New York Times article celebrating his work with with the design house and was particularly struck by Glenda Bailey, the editor of Harper’s Bazaar’s praise which resonated with me considering the vast amount of artists, designers and creatives she would have worked with by that time.
After “rediscovering” this treasure during my purge, I had to wear it again! I paired the jacket with another favorite piece, which is the black Wei cropped silk-organza top by The Row that I also wore here. The Wei top is accented with cascading ties that can be wrapped around your waist or left to float behind as you walk and is made from semi-sheer silk-organza. The square neckline is perfect for layering, as I have done here with a white ribbed tank top from Wal-Mart.
To toss in a little of the unexpected, I added my distressed Dre Slim Boyfriend jeans from Rag & Bone and a white leather belt that I found in a local boutique while in Los Angeles along with my vintage black Gucci booties.
How often do you purge your closet? I often wonder if I should do it more…
Have a great week.