“Commencement” is an interesting word, because it acts as a ceremony, which marks an ending. However, “commencement” is also defined as a beginning, or a new start. For many of us, that fresh start sort of looks like a crossroads, in that we are not sure which way to go. For me – a recent graduate – this is a time when I can try on new things to see how they fit. In the literal sense of changing things up, I am beginning with my closet and making the transition from high school senior to college freshman. This new direction is taking shape at Anthropologie.
For the last four years or more, I have been very loyal to one or two brands, buying all my clothes from their stores and websites. I have a closet filled with safe basics that can be worn forever because they are classic. Anthropologie offers a modern take on favorite styles, which is what I am looking for now. It is the perfect brand to go to when you feel like you have aged out of certain apparel.
If you follow Anthropologie on social media, then you saw a collection dedicated to Audrey Hepburn. This is exactly what I love about the Anthropologie brand: Designers take something old and make it feel new.
Transitioning a closet can be expensive, so I have chosen a few pieces to get started. I purchased a black romper that can be worn from day to night just by changing accessories. I then ordered a pair of neutral gauzy pants that can be worn as a beach coverup or as a casual pair of khakis. After that, I ordered a double strand of pearls, which feels like the adult thing to do, but in a design that is more playful. Most recently, I added a fun cardigan as a back-to-school gift to myself. If I am going to major in a creative field, then my clothing should reflect some personality, too!
The diversity of Anthropologie is like taking a lot of electives to see what you like best before choosing a major. If I am not feeling as preppy, then I can easily find something that is more bohemian. If I want to try bold colors, then I know I can find just about any shade I want, and in any category of clothing. I also love that the store offers lifestyle items from bath and body products to journals and stationery. It is the type of store that gives you unlimited options, and that is what I want most right now.
You can shop my wish list items on the influencer shopping app, LikeToKnow.it.