Do you have old items of clothing from your past that you can’t seem to let go? It’s been through World War I & II, and may not even fit the same anymore, but you still hold on to that spaghetti noodle of hope that some day you can revive it to live in its glory again.
Well, that’s me and my old Madonna tank from High School! It was dirt cheap and made out of the thinnest cotton material this side of the Mississippi! It even has a few holes (or what I like to call “battle wounds”) on it, but for some reason I’ve held onto it for 10 years.
Recently I found a way to slip it back into my everyday wear for the summer, but in a slightly new way. Wearing it backwards! It’s a racer back tank so it has a bit of a column in the middle and exposes the shoulder, so you wouldn’t be able to wear a bra with it. But that’s no problem with me, because in the summer I tend to let the girls go free (I’m not chugging double D’s to begin with).
I paired it with my sweat pant trouser from Zara, and my short sleeved/high neck jacket from Ann Taylor Loft. As a finishing touch, I accessorized it with a few old necklaces from high school that I found in my jewelry box!
I’d like to think that my tank is re-living its glory in a new way that exposes its battle wounds and blemishes shame-free! :)
What type of clothing from your past are you still holding on to? Comment below, because I’d love to know! I can also answer any questions you may have on how to revive the item into an outfit….or if the possibility of its glory is long gone…lol
Photographer: Yaminah Mayo
Xo, Chrissy Joy