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Blazer: DKNY (Similar at Lord and Taylor) | Shirt: Aeropostale (Old) | Pants: Joe’s (Similar: Blank) | Hair Tie: 6 Degrees Hair Ties | Heels: Vince Camuto (Old, Similar) | Clutch: Francesca’s (Old)

When you find a piece of clothing after losing track of it for a while, it is a feeling akin of reuniting with an old friend.

In the move to college, I had brought most of my clothes with me, but apparently, some things were lost in the process. When I returned home for summer, I was pleasantly surprised to be reunited with this amazing tiered Aeropostale shirt.

I love pieces that are made of lightweight materials, which have a soft-spoken movement to them. To me, it creates a feeling of delicateness and sophistication, especially considering a cream colored piece.

After I found this shirt again, I really wanted to find new ways to wear it.  I find that one of the best ways to do so is to mix old pieces together with new ones for a fresh look.

When I wear a shirt that is loosely fitted, I like to give the rest of my outfit a bit more structure, so that I am not looking like a shapeless figure. One of the newest pieces in this look is my tweed blazer by DKNY, and I knew the structured look of the blazer would be a great contrast to the flowing shirt.

A few weeks ago, I had found this blazer on sale at Marshall’s, and I was beyond excited. At first, I was worried that it might be too big — as it is labeled a few sizes bigger than what I normally wear — but luckily, it fit me. Beforehand, I had my eye on similar jackets for a while, and since buying, it has quickly become a regular in my wardrobe.

For the rest of my outfit, I decided to stick with muted colors, as I felt adding in more textures and colors would compete for the spotlight against my patterned shirt and tweed jacket. I added my white Joe’s jeans (another Marshall’s find that was last seen here) and my pair of tan Vince Camuto heels that I have had for a few years.

For a tiny bit of color to my otherwise neutral outfit, I added the orange envelope clutch my oldest sister gave me for my birthday last summer.

Finally, on my wrist is a black 6 Degrees Hair Tie, which if you have not heard about before, check out my interview with the founder. I love that the company is very focused on giving back and working with charities. Currently, the all black hair tie set that 6 Degrees’ offers is an awareness set for Respect the Rays, and $1 of each purchase is donated to Aim at Melanoma.

What do you find are the best ways to “revive” old pieces of clothing? Or, do you have any tips on wearing flowing pieces of clothing? Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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XOXO,

Jaclyn

Disclaimer:  I was lucky enough to be selected as an intern for Six Degrees Hair Ties, which is a start-up accessories company. Any mention of the products offered by Six Degrees is fully my own decision, as I control the full editorial content of my blog, Written in Fashion. I would not include any products that I would not use in my own personal life, and these are my personal choice for hair ties. (Please see my full disclaimer regarding my internship available on my policies page.)

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