jcrew shirt, theory leather pants*, stella mccartney heels*, jcrew belt*, Prada sunglasses, lisa stewart bracelet
Here I am, playing the repeat offender. I am trying to break in this shirt a bit, wearing and washing to imbue the fabric with a bit more softness. I suppose I could throw it in the dryer, but I am worried the colors would fade along with the stiffness. Sometimes breaking in an item of clothing must be a delicate enterprise; often, the clothes can become worn out before they’re properly worn in.
Buying distressed clothing is often seen as a downright silly endeavor–why pay money for something imperfect and already worn in?–but the downward spiraling quality of clothing today means many items don’t exactly wear beautifully. Colors may fade quickly, tees can sport unsightly holes after only a couple of wears, and jeans might rip in all the wrong places. Purchasing a factory-distressed garment may sometimes save money and closet-ache in the long run, though the words of my father will always ring in my head: “Did you get that on sale because it was ripped?”
Fair point made.