Bringing Back #oldinsta
One of the things that most drew me to Instagram in the first place was glimpses into the lives of people whose style I admired, Amy Stone first and foremost. One of the things I loved about #oldinsta, as I’ve seen it called, is that not everything was so relentlessly and ruthlessly curated. People would share their actual lives, their actual outfits, their own personal style, and mirror selfies. Where I once deplored them, I miss them! I love seeing actual outfits out and about. I love on-the-go mirror selfies where you find a random mirror (like my post here) and snap a quick shot. They are fun! They aren’t too serious! They give a great sense of how an outfit looks and actually works, instead of just being shown in a staged shot.
One of the things I’m planning to start doing more of–well, once I get a better full-length mirror than the one we have now–is sharing my outfits on the go. I enjoy keeping a record of what I wear, which is a method I used when refining my wardrobe staples lists. And I enjoy sharing them! It’s fun to share my wardrobe staples, but if the items live on a list and photos never see the light of day, are they really wardrobe staples? Deep philosophical questions from the depths of the armoire.
In any case, here’s a quick snapshot from last week when I was on my way home from the office.
Cashmere wrap: White + Warren*
Sweater: Garnet Hill (old, but this is similar)
Turtleneck: J. Crew*
Jeans: Old Navy*
Socks: Lands End*
Shoes: Belgian Shoes
Bag: Longchamp Le Pliage*
Coat: Barbour Bedale*