This Old Thing?

How often have you trotted out the phrase "This Old Thing?" when somebody comments on the outfit you're wearing?  Most women have at some point, and there are a number of reasons for this:

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  1. They've been​ on a shopping spree and don't want the extent of it to be found out by their partner
  2. They have a huge bulging wardrobe with lots of clothes to wear but they've gone out to buy something new (that's probably a duplicate of something they already own!)
  3. There's false modesty going on - this is usually between competitive women who have gone to more trouble than they want to admit
  4. They can't accept a compliment - so it is easier to deflect it away rather than accept the compliment with grace
  5. They have had it for ages

Frequently the last option is what you'll hear from me.  I have a lot of clothes because I like variety, but also because I learned a long time ago what suited me, I buy my clothes according to the Key Principles that they must work with my:

  1. Colouring
  2. Style Personality
  3. Lifestyle
  4. Bodyshape, scale, and proportions​

So my clothes flatter me and I like to buy good quality items that I love.  They're not cutting edge fashion but they are stylish and that fits with my Natural/City Chic Style Personality.

So today I'm in a "This Old Thing" outfit and the top and skirt are at least 10 years old and I still love them.

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How often do you say "This Old Thing?" about what you're wearing?

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I find I go through phases with my outfits where I love an item for a few weeks then I put it away and rediscover it a while later (that might be weeks, months, or years later).  That's exactly what happened with this top, and it has the bonus that I don't have to iron it which is going down well with me at the moment 😀

So, when I say "This Old Thing?", that might make people think that I'm being modest, but really I'm just delving into the back of my wardrobe and it really is "This Old Thing?".

I'd love to know what the oldest item in you wardrobe is that you wear regularly, or if you're very guilty of saying "This Old Thing?" and the reason that you feel you have to give an excuse.  Leave a comment in the boxes below :-D​

What works for you?

If you would like to know the Key Principles that apply to you....

I'd love to hear your comments on this post

Gillian Lewis
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Gillian Lewis

Self Image Coach at Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Coaching and Consultancy based in Darlington, County Durham, UK
What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles.Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect.Sometimes it's serious.Sometimes it's just fun.Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience.If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you 😀
Gillian Lewis
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About Gillian Lewis

What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles. Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's just fun. Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience. If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you :-D

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