It turns out that my old toffee pieces like a thirteen-year-old Burberry scarf, a ten-year-old cashmere wrap, a seventeen-year-old studded belt, an eight-year-old short puffer, and a one-year-old pleather moto jacket work well with the new boots and bag. Most of these items aren’t a perfect colour match, but they create outfit cohesion and look great when worn together nonetheless.
I find it tremendously satisfying when old wardrobe items work well with new ones. It makes it easier to create outfits that look pulled together, and refreshes the way I wear old items. In some cases, it makes me fall back in love with old items that I haven’t worn for a while.
When my items relate to each other in some way, I definitely get better use out of them and have them in my wardrobe for longer.