Whenever I feel like I’m sick of all my clothes and decide I need to suppress the urge to shop I turn to some of my more classic closet items. Sometimes this means neutrals, nautical stripes or linen. Most recently however, I’ve been mixing and matching more feminine fabrics such as lace with classic bow accessories. Although bows sometimes remind me of the red and white ribbons I wore in my braids during Catholic school, I’ve now accepted them as a staple part of my wardrobe. I recently purchased a skirt and pair of shorts with bow belts and a dress with a bow cinched waist. I also have a collection of headbands with bow details and a pair of bow earrings I received as a gift last year. Here are some fresh approaches on such a classic style: