It's been a busy few weeks (between working,packing and moving), but now that it's a bank holiday weekend I've managed to carve out a little extra time to update Le Journal. I decided to take a scroll through my iPhone notes for today's subject and came across three letters, CPW that can really make all the difference. Short and sweet. (Just like today's post)
MAYBE IT WAS ALL THE SORTING AND PACKING (AND THE GROWING NUMBER OF BOXES IN STORAGE) THAT SERVED AS A GENTLE REMINDER THAT I HAVE TOO MANY CLOTHES. I'D WRITTEN CPW IN MY NOTES AND PROMISED MYSELF TO EXPAND on THAT HERE.
CPW or Cost Per Wear
So you've decided to invest in a standout piece for the upcoming season? Whether it's luxe outerwear, the must-have colour of the season (Green or Pink?) or you just want dive into one of Autumn/ Win 16's key trends - A simple way to justify a big splurge is to divide the cost by the number of times you'll ACTUALLY wear the garment.
It's a simple tactic that (if you're honest with yourself) won't lead you feeling remorseful about the uber-expensive glitter parka you just had to buy to wear that festival one time.
When I first laid eyes on these printed pants from Club Monaco many years ago, I knew they were a little out of my budget. But with their black, brown and army green tones I figured they'd pair nicely with a myriad of options. Since acquiring them - they've become a real hero piece in my wardrobe, they look equally good with white or black shirts, denim button-ups and even grey and navy jumpers. I reach for them whenever I'm feeling like my smart looks need a little printed fun. You don't need to be a math whiz to excel at CPW, you just need a dash of logic, honesty and a little foresight. Here I've worn them with a Club Monaco poplin shirt (a staple), Bottega Veneta belt, and the Andre shoe from Kurt Geiger. (Which are now on sale!)