Well Worn, Well Loved

light wash chambray shirt

Hi friends, and happy Wednesday! Recently I was reading through the Fashion Revolution website for ideas on how to be more involved in sustainable fashion. They provided a pretty cool list of post and video ideas, one of which was to write about a favorite article of clothing. As I’ve learned more about clothing and what goes in to the manufacturing process, I’ve come to love what I do have more and wonder about the people who made the items in my closet.

Today I’m sharing my all time favorite shirt, and the story behind it. It doesn’t look like much…in fact, it looks pretty ragged at this point. I’ve worn out the elbows and the pockets are starting to separate from the rest of the shirt. The fabric has worn to be very thin. But I can’t imagine parting with it. It’s now at the point that I pretty much only wear it around the house, but I think it is the article of clothing that I’ve gotten the most wear out of. It’s simple, and goes with pretty much anything. I’ve worn it with everything from maxi skirts to skinny jeans. One perk of it being worn so thin is that it is now the softest shirt I’ve ever felt!

I first bought this shirt somewhere around 2008 at Macy’s during a big sale event. Chambray shirts weren’t even a thing then, as far as I can remember, but for some reason I loved this one. I’ve had this shirt through half of high school, through a move across the country, through all of college, and it it just makes me feel like me.

In a world where the average woman has $550 of unworn clothing in her closet (!?!?!), I think it’s good to celebrate the pieces we truly love, and in some small way, show our gratitude to those who made the pieces for us.

So now I’m on the hunt for a new (or used!) perfect light wash chambray shirt, but I have a hard time believing that anything out there will be as good as this one. 😉 ethical style blogs

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Shirt: Macy’s (sooooo old!)

Hat: Charming Charlie

Calendar: Rifle Paper Co.

On my Kindle: The Case of the Velvet Claws, by Erle Stanley Gardner. Any other Perry Mason fans out there???

Thanks for visiting the blog today! What are some of your most worn and most loved items of clothing? I’d love to hear!

4 thoughts on “Well Worn, Well Loved

  1. I totally understand how you feel about that shirt Lauren! I think I have the same mindset but in regards to a few pairs of my shoes……there are a few pairs I have had for years and wear all the time and I worry when the day comes that they finally give out and die and I won’t be able to find another pair like them.
    -Madison
    http://www.minniemuseblog.com

  2. Oh so true! Great post idea. 🙂 I love my chambray shirts as well and they tend to get a ton of wear. One of my favorite pieces were my first pair of gold sandals. They were pretty inexpensive, I think I got them with my birthday money one year… but I worse them until they broke.. which was unfortunately maybe last summer. 🙁 They were the perfect sandals. XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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