My thriftiness isn't just about saving money when I'm spending it - it's also about a concentrated effort to make the most of what I already have. To foster this kind of wardrobe conscientiousness I always consider how a new purchase will perform throughout the entire year. Obvious things like black pants, denim classics, and layering t's are wonderful staples for everyday and every season, but what about those pieces that are usually thought of as 'seasonal'?
Floral patterns, for instance, tend to be associated with spring and can be tricky to style for fall and winter. But despite the association, they have wonderful staying power past the warm months and into the bleakest of winter blahs. In the spirit of demonstrating successful crossover, this is how I'm making floral patterns work for me right now:
I bought these bright pink J Crew silk capris on Ebay late last spring with the intention of wearing them to nice dinners and lady-like events. Sadly, I never got around to it because they weren't comfortable when the temperature (and the humidity) started to rise. When the cooler weather of fall arrived they finally felt right paired with a chunky knit sweater and scarf. And who doesn't love to be the girl in a colorful outfit on a foggy morning?! These bright pink peonies help me say 'NO WAY!' to gray.