It's that time of year again! ;) Since January 2015, I have looked back at my clothing purchases from the previous year and picked out items that maybe weren't as great as I thought they would be or worn as much as I thought they would. (I also pick out the best purchases—stay tuned for the next post!) I do this in an effort to reduce the number of poor purchasing decisions, and I think it's working considering I had a hard time coming up with the "worst" purchases this time! Out of 44 clothing items added in 2017 (53 less 7: the number of items I received via brand collaborations), I picked only four "worst" purchases...and to be honest, they really weren't that bad.
I have a pair of these shorts in navy and love them, so I was so excited to find them on sale in grey earlier last year (here's the new version). But...I only wore them three times (on the blog once). They're a great color, but I had trouble coming up with unique outfits that didn't involve one of three colors (black, white, navy). The wrinkling is also not attractive, and that's not something I noticed with my navy pair, probably because they're darker. Ah well. I'm hoping I will wear them more next summer. The fact that I can't wear short bottoms to work makes it more difficult to get my usual wear out of my shorts, skirts, and dresses!
While I love the message of Everlane's 100% human collection, this tee isn't my favorite purchase from them. There's nothing wrong with it, really; I just thought the color would be more pink and less beige (it photographed more pink than it looks in person). I should have bought it in another color that would probably get more wear. The box-cut tees are my favorite, though. I love the fit!
Both shirts were purchased earlier this year but have gotten minimal wear since then. I wore the Grana shirt once (similar & on sale). Every time I tried to make an outfit with it, it ended up not feeling quite right. I think I'm just on a break from long-sleeved chambray shirts. They feel too blah...too ubiquitous. At least I only spent credit on it!
When I received the L.L.Bean shirt (similar), the red looked a lot brighter in person, and I prefer a darker red in flannel shirts. I have only worn it once because I still prefer the plaid on my old L.L.Bean flannel shirt (last seen here).