Have you ever worn something and then seen a picture of yourself later and hated your outfit? I sure have. I felt that way about this outfit pictured here. This was one of our Code Orange Revival nights. When I saw this picture I hated the way I looked. I hated my hair, my shoes, my top, and especially these pants. The way the pants are pulling, yuck. Every time I have even thought about wearing these pants again, I remembered this outfit. And so the pants have hung in my closet, unworn, for the past year.
Fast forward one whole year. This year, at Elevation, we are doing Code Orange Underground (Code Orange Revival, relived 1 time a month over the whole year). Naturally, I wanted to wear something orange. When I saw these pants in my closet, I thought, “It is time to redeem them.” So I restyled the pants. First, I wore heals to make my legs look longer. Then I put on a long, flowy sweater to cover where the pants were pulling. And I cannot tell you how much better I felt in these pants.
My whole point in this is sometimes, it is not the pants (or the top or the shoes), it’s the pieces you put with it. So today I leave you with this charge… Give your pants a second chance :).