I’ll confess something here and now. Anytime I see one of those “guides to cleaning out your closet,” I completely ignore it. I’ve found that over the last few years, any time I follow those, it gets me into trouble. I end up giving away things that a few years down the line, I really, really, REALLY wish I hadn’t!
There are two items that I’ve been longing for lately, and both of them were trousers: one, a pair of dressy white linen; the other, straight legged in the palest pink color (that looked almost identical to the ones above, minus the sheen). The fantastic thing about both pants is they could be dressed up or down. I don’t really know why I gave them away. I think it might’ve been because the waist was higher, and I convinced myself this would never come back in style?? Either way, big mistake. HUGE.
Unsurprisingly, they were both from J.Crew. I haven’t found anything exactly similar, though these pink pants have a similar shape (if not a more saturated color and a higher price tag), and these white linen pants have the same easy, casual look. I do still have another pair of white linen pants, but they’re far less dressy — they’re the type of linen that no matter what, they get super wrinkly.
What have you given away that you wish you could get back?