Worst purchases of 2017

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.

It's hard to believe this is my fourth year putting together these recaps! Check out the previous years' worst purchases: 2016, 2015, 2014.

J.Crew 4" chino short in storm grey — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

J.Crew 4" Chino Shorts {purchased March 2017}
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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!

Everlane human woman cotton box-cut tee — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Everlane Human Woman Cotton Box-Cut Tee {purchased July 2017}
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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!

Grana Denim Boyfriend Shirt {purchased April 2017}
L.L.Bean 'Scotch Plaid' Shirt via Poshmark {purchased May 2017}

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).