I really wanted this exact shirt in my fall capsule wardrobe. But according to my plans, there wasn’t going to be room — in the count or in the budget. Sure, things weren’t finalized, but I knew I had pieces to buy that would serve my capsule wardrobe better than that shirt would.
Still, I wanted it. And I wasn’t going to be able to get it.
I railed against my own rules for a few minutes. (Yes, it happens.) I was all, “But! BUT! Black & white buffalo check is the new red & black buffalo check!”
As convincing as that argument was, it didn’t change the fact that I had to pass on the shirt.
But later! I found this scarf at Forever21. For $9. It worked!
It was kind of a consolation prize at the time, but look at it now! Stealing the show and all! Looking awesome and cape-like. Way more statement-y than a shirt.
So if you have a pattern or color you reallyreally want in your wardrobe, try incorporating it with an inexpensive accessory. Might work out nicely.
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: Forever 21
Bottoms: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar)