Some years ago, I used to wear button down shirts by crossing the collar points and them buttoning them down. In order to wear button down shirts in this manner, the collar band has to be sufficiently large to avoid a feeling of being choked. I used to buy medium or large sized men's button down shirts. Today, for reasons I cannot even fathom, I decided that I wanted to bring back this way of wearing button down shirts. Of course, I don't presently possess any medium or large sized men's button down shirts. Lucky for me, it's post holiday sale time. After work today, I went down to the Old Navy store and bought two men's large sized button down shirts ... on sale, of course. Now, I just need to find the right time (and place) to wear them.
Of course, an after work trip to the mall couldn't possibly start and stop with a trip to just one clothing store. After I made my purchases at Old Navy, I went to the H&M. All I can say is that I really like some of the new collection (early Spring?) that is in the store now. Of course, the hardest thing about these new collections that are in the stores now (and I am not talking just about the one in the H&M) is that it will be some months (at least two or three) before I will be able to wear any of the clothing (assuming I succumb to temptation and purchase some of it).
There was one item in the new H&M collection that I might be able to wear sooner rather than later. Of course, I am not sure how I feel about a knee-length dirndl skirt in black pleather.
I am wearing a vintage flannel shirt restyled by Urban Renewal from Urban Outfitters with a vintage scarf worn as bow, a vintage H&M suit, a shawl collar cardigan by JCrew, vintage Lululemon leggings, old Hue socks and boots by Bogs.