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The "Maybe-One-Day" Clothes

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An in-depth look from fashion insider's point of view and her numerous daily adventures and misadventures.

The "Maybe-One-Day" Clothes

Carla

My closet is my biggest bane and my biggest joy. I feel inspired and guilty when I look at it. Before I went to Parsons and became a fan of slow fashion, I was a compulsive shopper with daddy powers (aka credit cards). I bought tons of horrible fast fashion clothes that that literally made my closet explode and polluted the Earth. Fast fashion is destroying the planet, so think twice before you buy a $79 carbon copy of Chanel in that ubiquitous store.

I already purged my closet of those clothes bought on a whim, donated it to charity and hopefully, some kid in Africa will be sporting my Topshop rip off of Mcqueen or my old zebra-print tube top from Forever 21. Not all of the clothes I bought from those brands are purged. They had good pieces that lived past its shelf-life. But my closet is also filled with those pieces that are saved from purging because I have special plans for them that are long overdue. They are the constant reminder of my old irresponsible shopping habits. And it stings more when they have tags on it. 

What are my "maybe-one-day" (MOD) clothes? Those are clothes that are just stuck at the back of the closet-dusting away. Hoping to be worn one day. One classic example of my MODs  are my my thin clothes. Those articles of clothing that I would wear when I reach my ideal physique; either thru proper diet and exercise, or, bouts of dysentery. We ladies are guilty of those. Like Miranda's skinny jeans in Sex and the City. They may only fit you once or twice in your life. So when they do, take tons of photos. 

The my second kind of MOD, are the ones I plan/planned to wear to super important and formal events. And those important events that you're waiting for, will take place after decades, and by that time, the design is too antiquated, or the size is too small or forgotten at the back of my closet. That MOD will only resurrect during intense spring cleaning or when you're moving. 

The third kind MOD are the ones you'll hopefully wear when you see the ex that just broke your heart, your exes' current significant other, or the one article of clothing you will wear when you're hoping to bump into your crush. It's your Revenge MOD. An outfit that will induce lust, regret, jealousy and annoyance. I have tons of those from Anthony Vacarello, Dolce and Gabbana and Herve Leger. 

Those three MOD's are occupying about 1/2 my closet, and I've worn them twice at most. So I challenged myself to wear those clothing that's collecting dust at the back of my closet. So far, I am liking it. 

 

Im not a fan of leopard prints and velvets. The former is too bold for me and the latter is just too luxurious. but I tone down the conspicuousness of the print by wearing darker colors.

Im not a fan of leopard prints and velvets. The former is too bold for me and the latter is just too luxurious. but I tone down the conspicuousness of the print by wearing darker colors.

I made the silver leather dress more casual by wearing a plain shirt underneath. Chic huh?

I made the silver leather dress more casual by wearing a plain shirt underneath. Chic huh?

Dress (vintage), Ruffle bomber by Yohji Yamamoto, shoes by Gucci

Dress (vintage), Ruffle bomber by Yohji Yamamoto, shoes by Gucci

Dress: my own, Shoes by Valentino and sweater by Asos

Dress: my own, Shoes by Valentino and sweater by Asos

Bag by Gucci, Ruffle Bomber by Yohji Yamamoto, Jeans by Mango, Shoes are my own.

Bag by Gucci, Ruffle Bomber by Yohji Yamamoto, Jeans by Mango, Shoes are my own.